The board walk

In a parallel universe, this is an intersection.


Those opening syllables are subtle clues of what’s to follow. They are breadcrumbs on the trail of a literary adventure. We may not know exactly where we’re going, but we’re eager to buy a ticket for the ride.  When it’s done well, it’s all there – like here!

Rhyme nor Reason


Michael Stang

            Vanessa leaned against a sign that read no skateboarding allowed per city ordinance.

Kneepads, hand pads, helmet, elbow wraps, all fitted to her form; pony tail, tight jeans, the right earrings and eye makeup—made up the rest.  A skateboard rested in her hands.

8 thoughts on “The board walk

  1. Tlrelf says:

    This certainly launches 10,000 possibilities, but I’m thinking she’s going to try out a stunt in secret. . .Then, she will. . .

  2. Julie says:

    Vanessa is ready to roll. But, does she?  Or, can she in her tight jeans and earrings (the right ones for whom)?  I want to know more!

  3. KYLE says:

    Yes, rebellion at his best. But she still payed attention to the rules. She wore the gear! Was that sign posted in front of the White House? Sounds like a protest. She’s waiting for her buddies, making sure she looks good for the cameras. A couple of practice jumps before hand,(skateboard resting, maybe wheels slowing to a halt/) never hurt anybody. Professor, when I can get ALL of that out of so few words…You are indeed the professor!

    • Michael Stang says:

      Wow, nice reading between the lines girlfriend.  I think of her now as more punk rockish (word???).  Hook in the nose, something through the tongue, that sort of thing, but she keeps me fresh and young.  I can appreicate that. 

      Meery, meery, Kyle.  Wishing you spend the holidaze writing.

  4. Diane Cresswell says:

    Ah yes the all dressed up and no place to go thematic…works every frigoluting time when a master is in the house or in the outhouse…whatever…loved it.

    • Michael Stang says:

      Yes, it seems my time in the outhouse has tipped the scales but the good thing is I am losing weight.  Never going to catch me on a skateboard, however, those days are gone-gone-gone.

      The best of the season to you Diane. 

      Jacob and I are wishing you well.  He ain’t going nowhere.

      Love, Mike

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