Saturday, October 17, 2015

Charge!

(For my Sunday Scribbling 2 and Sunday's Whirligig posts, click HERE)


The given words at The Sunday Whirl are weapons, energy, food, pick, transform, walk, breathe, view, deep, practice, path and run.




Crouching in a deep hollow, they had a perfect view of the path. Soon their foe would walk past the bunker. The atmosphere was tense, their nerves on edge.  Their arsenal of carefully picked weapons was close to hand. After days of practice and preparation, they were ready for anything.  Breathe deeply lads, breathe deeply.
The attack came suddenly. The enemy ran towards them, bombarding them with missiles. A shower of soggy sprouts was followed by a riot of rotten cabbage cannonballs.
They retaliated with a cascade of stale cupcakes and a barrage of mouldy bread rolls. The food fight was in full flow.
Twenty minutes later, energy sapped, they emerged from the ditch defeated, hands held high. The loser’s punishment was to clean up the battlefield and return the spent weapons to the garbage bins behind the supermarket from whence they came.

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18 comments:

  1. Nothing like a good bun fight ;)

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  2. Wasn't a lot of food to waste in my day, there used to be pig swill collection bins!

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    1. I'd forgotten about them until I read this! I suddenly feel old(er)!

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  3. We used to throw tightly formed balls of mud. Called it "Dirt Wars". We came home such a muddy mess!

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    1. Great idea - I'll try that next time! Thanks Marilyn.

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  4. It always made me wince to see the custard pies splatted in slapstick comedy and pantomime: my wartime childhood ingrained in me abhorrence of waste for fear of going hungry. That said, I felt the joy and release in your story.

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    1. It is a sad fact that bin loads of perfectly good food that's just passed its sell-by date, are dumped by every supermarket in the land, every evening. So don't waste it, fight with it! It's far safer than the nuclear alternative!

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  5. Alas too much food being wasted... maybe it's a good use to have a little fun with them.. but now it's collected to make bio-gas. I remember jelly-fish wars though..

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    1. You are right of course, it does have a secondary use - or thirdary after I've finished with it!

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  6. What fun! (Somehow I get the feeling that you did this sort of thing as a youth, and relished it.)

    Four Tanka

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    1. Oh dear, you've got me sussed! It was fun though.

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    1. I'm pleased! it does you good to break away from all the deep intense stuff now and again!

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  8. I don't remember who had the idea, or even how it started, but we got bags of little green peas and had a pea-shooter war in our backyard. Every child in the neighborhood joined in. My brother (the oldest and probably the instigator) claimed my dad's work-shed with his friends. They won the war, but they also had to clean up all those little hard peas. It took days. Those tiny buggers sting when they hit. Thanks for the memory,

    Elizabeth

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    1. Goodness me, I'd forgotten all about pea shooters! Thanks for bringing the memory back.

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