It Is Not My Fault That There Are 282 Words In This Story! (Somebody else threw in those extra 182 words. I swear it is not my fault) Julia’s Place 100WCGU

What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture.

The prompt is:

… It Is Not My Fault …

As usual you have 100 words to add to those making 105 all together.

pic by Randy Mazie


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It Is Not My Fault That There Are 282 Words In This Story!
(Somebody else threw in those extra 182 words. I swear it is not my fault)

I’ve given up saying, “It’s not my fault.”

It’s always my fault. No one believes me anyway when I tell them that it wasn’t.

My family even gave me 10,000 business cards that read “It’s not my fault” with my email address, Facebook name, and cell phone number on them.

You see, I am the one who eats the entire package of Oreos and only leaves one left in it for the next person. I am the one who leaves the last sip in the soda bottle. I am the one who leaves the last bit of toilet paper on the roll and doesn’t make sure there’s another fresh roll for somebody else.

I am the one who kicks the kickball inside the house and breaks the window. I am the one who leaves the last crumb of chocolate cake on the serving plate along with the dirty cake slicer (which I did slide my fingers across to get the last piece of icing off of). I am the one who eats all the cut up hot dogs out of the leftover baked beans.

I used to leave my business cards alongside these things. Now I don’t even bother.

I just can’t stop myself from doing these things, but even when it isn’t me, I still confess to it.

Confessing has become such a way of life now that I am entering the ministry

My family is already writing the higher-ups telling them to hide the wine, lock the refrigerator doors, and be ready to have me do a lot of penance.

I like that they have so much faith in me.

I’m sure that I will pass that faith along to a whole flock of others.

Randy Mazie

2 thoughts on “It Is Not My Fault That There Are 282 Words In This Story! (Somebody else threw in those extra 182 words. I swear it is not my fault) Julia’s Place 100WCGU

  1. I really love how you’ve incorporated the prompt as being an excuse for not sticking to the 100 words. I’m really starting to think you are a genius…either that, or it’s just too early and I’m not thinking straight. We’ll go with the genius thing though.

    • How perceptive of you. I always knew how smart you were. AND, When faced with two choices always take the one that:
      1) flatters
      2) Keeps you out of hot water
      3) and you won’t have to write about the silly thing you did in your blog like telling Randy in the writers village that you wrote on his writers village blog that you just weren’t thinking straight!

      BTW – What I did was probably closer to beginner’s luck…. and a little bit of laziness in not wanting to pare down the piece anymore, and liking it just the way it was (oops, did I give away my secret recipe? Notice how I didn’t admit to my mistake in not writing about the “dish for a witch”- that little silly mistake I made – please refer to “Well, Ollie, You Did It Again” entry)

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