Morris schlepps Gertie to a seedy part of town for a bargain. But will it be more than he bargained for?
Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week’s photo is:
Morris Buys a Watermelon:
Morris, quick! We got to get out of here. I’m not comfortable. Something bad’s gonna happen.
Gertie, just give me a minute. I want some watermelon and this is the cheapest place around.
What good is cheap if we get our throats slit? Look at all this gang graffiti.
Gertie, I didn’t schlep us all the way over here so we couldn’t buy a watermelon.
No, you schlepped us all the way over here to get us killed. I don’t want to die over a watermelon. Let’s go already.
Hold on, Gertie, I think this is a really ripe one…
– Randy Mazie
I don’t think I’ve ever found any fruit worth dying for…
I’ll let Gertie know that you’re with her.
I think Morris is going to be ok, he seems head strong
A strong head is good to have, no head is not so good.
Gertie thinks he’s gonna lose his head as well as he’s already lost his mind.
Maybe he’s just being adventurous, My Dad started eating asian food after his stroke, he was a strict meat and 2 veg tip of guy
You can’t do a lot of damage with a watermelon as a self defence device, but it looks terrific
Now that’s funny. LOL.
I haven’t heard a good watermelon joking a while. Da-dah-dum,
Great dialogue – and somehow I think they’re going to be fine. 🙂
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Why not? They’ve only been married 40 years.
Funny. I like it.
Gertie says, “Good. You go shopping with him next time!”
Methinks something — or someone — is going to be splatted soon…
If he was only splattered, that wouldn’t be so bad. It’s the seeds as in “seedy neighborhood” as well as watermelon seeds that worries Gertie.
Entertaining story, and pretty true to life. Morris and Gertie are wonderful characters!
Glad to read you found it entertaining.
That’s my family. They’re nothing if not entertaining.
Gertie says hi!.
hopefully, it’s all worth the risk. 🙂
Gerite says, “from your lips to G-d’s ears…” Amen.
I have visions of Morris fending off a knifeman using the watermelon as a shield…
you and neil macdon.
A watermelon is not a weapon, defensive or otherwise.
Geriye says, you go shopping with Morris next time.
Differing priorities! I’m with Morris, a tasty watermelon is worth the risk.
Gertie says, Double oy!!!!
You know the old saying, “It was to die for.” Perhaps Gertie isn’t too keen on the most literal take. Get the watermelon already! Love the dialogue. I can hear it…in fact I’m sure Gertie and Morris are members of my family. 😉 Actually I did have an Aunt Gertie and my brother’s middle name is Morris after several relatives. (Thought you’d want to know).
Are we related?
Persistent, you’re killing me. Brilliant.
You must have meant to write “perspiring”, not “persistent.”
Gertie was definitely perspiring.
And as far as “you’re killing me!”, Morris said, “No one’s getting killed, trust me.”
And lastly, Gertie says, “As far as brilliant goes, you must be talking about my brilliant husband who insists on taking me to the best places. Ha!”
I just say, “Thank you for commenting.”
No problem, regardless Morris makes me nervous. You have a great husband and takes you to the best places but I do insist I’m never shopping with mine, he makes me ‘more nervous(er)’. 🙂
Gertie says, She likes you. (wink)
He sure seems focussed on that watermelon, hope it’s worth it
No watermelon is worth it.
I don’t think that watermelon will be cheap… after all, it’s filled up with crack
I’d better tell Morris to get out of there fast,
Don’t say a word to Gertie!