These pieces were written for Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of ‘key’.
Can you dig these ‘ere worms?
No point in a brand new pair of roller skates (even if you’ve got a brand new key)
when you can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd,
especially since I heard it through the grapevine
that there’s a flying purple people eater
wearing a yellow polka dot bikini
on the highway to hell.
The key to good design
Engineer: “The key to understanding the need for this dam is that it’s designed to help cotton growers.”
Reporter: “So these would be irrigators that grow cotton to ship to Asia to be turned into T-shirts in sweat-shops and sent back to us to be turned into landfill?”
Engineer: “Well, we don’t dictate the market ….”
Reporter: “And the fact that the food farmers downstream of the dam will end up as peasants in their own country, is that dictated by the market as well?”
Engineer: “We’re running workshops for them on how they can adjust their business model.”
Reporter: “To businesses that don’t rely on water.”
Engineer: “I’m sorry, what’s your cotton-pickin’ point?”