Mama & The Drone
Before Sarah could even say “Hello” Mama started firing questions, “Sarah, do you have the TV on? Are you watching the news? I’m on TV! That reporter was just the sweetest thing”.
“Mama, what do you mean you’re on TV? What reporter? What were they talking to you about?” Sarah asked Mama.
“Sarah, do you even listen to me anymore? Honestly child, I told you about it” Mama said.
“Mama, you tell me a lot of things. Which one in particular are you talking about?” Sarah asked.
“Well, you know I bought one of those drone thingies. I just had to have one. I TOLD you I was going to. They just look so fun and think of all the things you can see that you normally wouldn’t even know about. Don’t worry, I registered it like you’re supposed to, so it’s all legal and everything. We don’t need the heartache of me going to jail, I even took classes so I would know who to operate the darn thing” Mama replied. ” I just couldn’t bear the thought of poor Earl Ray having to arrest his Mama because she didn’t register her drone thingie”.
For some reason, Sarah knew she wasn’t going to like hearing what else Mama had to say but she knew she had to find out. Lord help us she thought. What next?
“Mama, what happened? What did you do now?”Sarah sputtered.
Taking a deep breath, Mama said ” Weeellllll it was just a little accident with the drone at the sewage plant outside of town. You know where it is, the one off of Pinetree Road? You’d never know it was a sewage plant, it’s kept so nice. And they made the new plant look like an old building, why it fits right in with everything else around here. Southern and beachy, just so cute. They even put a porch on the front”.
“MAMA, what did you do?” Sarah was having a hard time following this conversation.
“Well, I was out there flying my drone thingie. I thought it would be a good place to practice. I want to be really good at it it. Why I was just having the best time. I noticed a man walking around. He had a great big sling on his arm, you noticed it right off. But his arm was all bandaged too. Well, anyway, I’m just minding my own business flying my drone thingie and he noticed it. Turns out, his sling was just a disguise! It was Billy Ray Mikul by the way. All of a sudden, he pulled a gun from out of his sling and starts shooting at me! Can you believe that? Why, I’ve known that boy since he was born. He was the sweetest little boy. Then he got mixed up with that Fritz girl. She always was meaner than a snake. Billy Ray got in trouble at work when that Fritz girl showed up one day, higher than a kite, asking him for money. She kept showing up while he was working, causing a ruckus. So they had to let him go. Well, he didn’t take it too well when that happened. That no good Fritz girl dumped him because he didn’t have any money to give her anymore. Bout broke that boy’s heart. Such heartache over a no good, sorry, trashy girl. So he thought he would get back at them and just shoot the place up. I caught him right before he got to the office, thank goodness! It’s all on camera and the police have promised I can have my drone thingie back just as soon as they’re done with it. They better! Those things aren’t cheap….
“Mama, you mean Billy Ray Mikul shot at you or your drone?” Sarah wanted to know. But did she really? Hmmm, Mama was ok, Billy Ray missed and the Fritz girl moved away months ago.
“Mama, I don’t even want to know anymore right now. I have a headache. I’ll ask Hubs to record the news and watch it later” Sarah said when she could get a word in.
As she hung up the phone, Sarah shook her head, rolled her eyes and grinned. Mama was Mama and there was no sense trying to change her now. Sarah even enjoyed some of Mama’s messes, though she would never admit that to a soul~
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
My words were:
sewage ~ drone ~ bandage ~ reporter ~ heartache
They were submitted by: The Diary of anAlzheimer’s Caregiver
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