So anyway...enough of this idle chit chat! I heard there was a tough assignment this week and I'm all over the whole idea!
This is my post for week 17 of the Saturday Centus..."rest of the story" assignment.
And Claudia...I hope you don't mind if I horn in your Summer Vacation 1964 post for to add on to. I really liked your take on it and the second I read it I wanted to tell the flip side.
So Claudia wrote this SC for week 16:
Freshman summer was not much different for best friend Dory and me. Waking in humid Kansas air, we helped our moms freeze strawberries, can tomatoes, or make jam before tanning on blankets or straddling bikes. We bowled bikes down gravel roads, munched chocolate in the cemetery, pulled romantic novels from cool library shelves and stopped at the Rexall for nickel cokes. There we lowered kick stands, tugged our madras shorts out of cracks, smoothed pony tails, and sauntered through the smacking screen door, catching sight of sweaty guys in plaid shirts, sleeves ripped out revealing hay bale-built biceps…um, good summer!
Here is my "Rest of the story" coming in at exactly 100 words.
Junior year. Oh yeah.
Too much work baling hay and slaving on the farm. I wanted a job in town working at the Rexall. My Dad said no. Pulling nickel cokes is for sissies he said. Real men work on the farm.
I didn’t want to be a real man. I wanted to wear that snazzy white soda jockey jacket.
I wanted to watch pretty girls twirl around on the shiny red stools.
Madras shorts and pony tails.
And maybe a chance to swipe a flirt with Claudia. If she wasn’t too busy giggling with that annoying best friend Dory.
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