Sunday, April 29, 2012

Calgon, Take Me Away!


Magpie Tales

 Mag #115



image by Manu Pombrol

Wall Street was merciless this week. Joe left his briefcase on the floor amid the Lego's and Barbies. "Idiot CEO," he muttered to himself. His prize Hermes felt like a noose, cutting off circulation to his soul. He bypassed the kitchen where wondrous smells and cheerful humming filled the air. "I can't breathe," under his breath.  He stared into nothingness as the hot water filled the tub. As he slipped into the warm womb of comfort, he ignored the cat scratching at the door.  The baby cried. "Now, where was I," as he flipped through the pages of his Harlequin.




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Laurel. It's Sunday...read a good book!

20 comments:

  1. Nice way to unwind. Like the Hermes strangler :)

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  2. LOL. Harlequin. Very nice take.

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  3. Oh the warm womb of comfort - I think I'll run one right now! Now where's my Good Housekeeping?

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  4. Ha ha! I can picture this one. Good write!

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  5. I keep thinking about his choice of reading matter. Very interesting for a guy to pick this. So many implications.....

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  6. Ha! You had me at "Calgon." Wonderful!

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  7. His prize Hermes felt like a noose...love it...

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  8. some days a hot bath and mindless reading is just the thing...and i am so glad i gave up the suit and tie...

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  9. ha. Lots of neat references in here. Love the harlequin end line here. Very nicely done. thanks

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  10. Sounds like the miners in Australia that fly in fly out to the desert, they are becoming more and more remote from their families each year, it is a big problem here. Thanks for the image, Laurel.

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  11. Not sure about hermes- good warm bath and a book- Oh yeah...thanks!

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  12. Quite a cute little twist at the end ...... fun!

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  13. I never expected that ending! Ha. But, why not! :)

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  14. heh heh heh.....excellent! You actually made the jar look comfortable after that read!!

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