Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Old Timer

This is my contribution to the Three Word Wednesday prompt. Hope you enjoy it!


Marcus listened in fascination as the man rambled on, astounded at the old timer’s genuine ability in storytelling.

“And that’s when Bubba grabbed his shotgun and yelled, ‘You ain’t takin’ her back, Harold,’ before shooting him deader than a doornail right there on the courthouse steps,” the old timer said, finishing his tale.

I’m going to have to do something to avenge the English language before printing this, Marcus mused, shaking the man’s hand and thanking him for his time, before heading to the office to beat the morning edition deadline.

9 comments:

pia said...

I hope he left the English as the old man told it

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

I love the Old Timer's bit!!!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, this is great! What fun...

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

This is a fun little moment in time.

impudence said...

very nicely put. a whole story in three sentences is just brilliant! :)

Fledgling Poet said...

This was great...you used the three words so cleverly!

ThomG said...

As a reporter, I truly loved your turn on this.

Sepiru Chris said...

What a great bit of fun; I like your end twist.

floreta said...

how fun! the interesting characters you meet when interviewing.