Up to your ears in bolls

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?”

27 thoughts on “Up to your ears in bolls

  1. The Jacqhammer hits twice.
    Highway to hell please…warm climate and always, helluva music there!
    As for the good design – it can improve with some c4 fireworks when the engineer’s car is parked on the dam.

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