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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)

TITLE: Newlyweds
By Carol Penhorwood
01/26/10


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We'd been married a few months, newlyweds still. We were so excited to entertain weekend guests into our first home—a small mobile home in a tiny college town. It certainly wasn't much to look at as I recall...a short vinyl yellow sofa with an orange octagonal rug centered in our living room. We even rated a second bedroom large enough to include a homemade desk made up of a door on top of homemade shelves my husband had built. After all, being a senior in college, he needed a place to study. But we felt we lived in luxury and couldn't wait to show it off. My family arrived and we were in seventh heaven! We were delighted to share our humble abode.

As we were sharing the sights in the horse country area that weekend, I was telling my mother about the materials center where I worked filled with all kinds of books, videos, and various items for teachers' use in the county. Being a teacher, she was anxious to see it.

Before we started the eighteen mile trek one way, my husband asked me if I had a key. I said, “Yes,” and we all piled in. When we arrived at the materials center door, I suddenly realized I didn't have the key!

“I ASKED you if you had a key!”

“Yeah,” I responded, “but you didn't ask me if I had it WITH me!”

Huh?


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c clemons01/28/10
Cute story.
Sara Harricharan 01/28/10
Heehee...what a moment. I hate word differences like that...because I do it all too often! Great job with a realistic relation point. ^_^ Fun story!
Micheline Murray01/29/10
Love the story! As a reader, I would have liked a more specific setting--you mentioned a college town, then were showing the sights of horse country. I was curious where you lived! :) Sounds like something I would have done with the key!
Lollie Hofer 01/29/10
Fun story! I liked the humor.
Rachel Rudd01/31/10
Made me chuckle...thanks for the story. :)
Gregory Kane01/31/10
It's a pleasing anecdote but it REALLY needs some fleshing out. So make the most of your word count and get those creative juices flowing.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz02/02/10
This was a cute story. It was a little short, but it had a good point. And, we could probably all relate to it. Been there, done that.
Verna Cole Mitchell 02/03/10
I enjoyed your story and loved the ending. So many of my own memories of teaching while hubby finished college came to mind.
Loren T. Lowery02/03/10
Cute in a fun and engaging way. Boy, does this bring back some memories - even a few that are more recent than others.
Celeste Ammirata02/03/10
Cute, well written story. Sounds like a lot of people I know, including me.
Joy Faire Stewart02/03/10
Love the descriptions of the first home, and I could relate to the "Huh?" moment. Very enjoyable.
Carol Slider 02/03/10
This really does bring back memories! I enjoyed reading this--thanks.