The Core Curriculum

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The Core Curriculum

 

Oscar liked new things especially since his re-introduction to Earth was going so well, this time.

Star fruit, mango, and papaya were delightful. Sometimes he plunged in and devoured an entire section of melons.

Have you tried one of these? They’re called bananas on this planet.

“Yes, I had one. It’s all core though. Not a favorite of mine, still.”

So noted.

Oscar bench-pressed a crate of apples over his mouth, “Down the hatch.”

Be less conspicuous, Oscar. I don’t want to give you a failing mark. Never forget where you come from.”

“But we don’t end our sentences with prepositions.”

Rule one: do not tick-off the testy test-bot, even once.

Oscar’s home planet is cold, rock-covered, and the vacuum pools are deadly.

 

© Lemuel

13 May 2018

Fictitiious Fiction

Daily Prompt

Core

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Notable, a Logical Encounter

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Notable, a Logical Encounter

A tourist walked into a nice restaurant and was escorted immediately back to the door.

“We’re full up.”

“Can I get something to go?”

“What? See, we’re a restaurant. No fast food joint. Didn’t you see the sign?”

“What?”

“The sign in the window.  The maître d’ almost smiled, “You must be new on the street.”

“There’s a sign?”

“Yeah, right, now it’s for sure, you’re a noob.”

They go out to the sidewalk and there in the window is a well made, hand-lettered sign, Notable.

“There’s no space.”

“Bada-boom.”

“You need to insert a space.”

“You kidding me? Then we’d have to buy more tables.”

 

© Lemuel

27 April, 2018

Daily prompt

#postaday

#nanostory

Notable

Elaborate the Elaborate, a Conversation

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“Right, let me elaborate. I need your 3-D design in my hands by 7:45 AM local time.”

“I see. I think my team and I can make your new cordial deadline.”

“You think? I need certainty.”

“You and the whole world sister.”

“You will forfeit your bonus if I do not receive your design on time.”

“It is an elaborate project full of complexity but production is our forte.”

“I require delivery by 7:45 AM local time. Excuses do not receive payment.”

“You get someone to your location and you can have our design by 7:15 AM local time.”

“You are bluffing.”

“Nope. Let me elaborate. We are dedicated and can do the ordinary or the elaborate, without belaboring it.”

“See your work at 7:15. Cheers!”

“You’re bluffing.”

“Nope. I always get what I want.”

© Lemuel

Daily prompt: Elaborate

Elaborate

Bestow, Last Will and Testament of a Time Lord

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“And we come to the last item on Susan’s will.”

“I, Susan Joy McCall, being of good cheer, and aged condition, bestow my last smile to all my Beloved gathered here.

They all wore her smile.

“Now get out there and give every last one of them away. Now, I’m a Time Lord.”

© Lemuel

24 April, 2018

Daily Prompt: Bestow

Bestow

Bestow: Mirror, Mirror, a Story

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“Mirror, Mirror…why do people smile?”

“Ah, a smile is a facial contortion mortals are endowed with that looks good in the Mirror but is über potent magic when they bestow it to others.”

“Then it is truly powerful?”

“It’s a super power.”

She smiled. Satisfaction complete.

© Lemuel

24 April, 2018

Daily prompt: Bestow

Bestow

Genie Gets Her Lamp Back

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A Genie walked into a pawn shop in Omaha, Nebraska (1) with a box under her arm containing Peter Pan’s shadow.

The shop owner examined the merchandise.

“So clean, no stains, weightless. Peter Pan’s actual shadow, you want to pawn or sell?”

“The Lamp.”

“Oh, even swap.” The Genie saw the greed in the shop owner’s eyes.

“The Lamp and six ounces of silver.”

“Lamp and two ounces of silver.”

“The Lamp and four ounces of silver.”

“Lamp and meet me in the middle, three ounces of silver.”

“Deal.”

“Shop owners are the best hagglers.”

“Genies are the best hagglers.”  This was her victory the beloved Lamp was again in her possession and silver coins sang her song.

© Lemuel

24 April, 2018

Daily prompt, Genie, Second helping

1 A city and a state in the Midwest or Great Plains of the United States

Vague, is it a magazine…

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“What are you reading?”

“A new-ish weekly magazine, at least I think it comes out weekly.”

“What’s it called?”

Vague is my guess. Doesn’t that look like Vague, it’s not Vogue,

the ink is a little dim.”

“What’s it got in it.”

“Stuff and things.”

“What kind of stuff and things?”

“I don’t quite know yet but I clearly have my suspicions.”

“Maybe they should call it Haze.”

“It rhymes. Glorious loads of adverts though.”

“Lemme, see.”

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© Lemuel

23 April, 2018

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Daily prompt, Vague

Vague