Remixing... Lucky You

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In this challenge, you are to use in a single story at least 4 of the following 10 lines, which I have selected more or less at random and on whim, from Carl Hiaasen’s Lucky You.

1. It’s the damnedest thing I ever saw—check out the moat!
2. There he purchased twelve gallons of turpentine and a mop.
3. It had been Bode’s idea to shoot one of the turtles.
4. We are the most hospitable folks in Florida!
5. Your Virgin Mary—can I get a picture?
6. They’ve got your Visa, plus they seem to be total morons.
7. I don’t remember seeing you folks at Doc Crawford’s.
8. Do you know him as Richard or ‘Icepick’?
9. Brings back memories of my trauma-unit days.
10. Don’t you think things will move quicker this way, all three of us together?

The lines must be integral to the story and not incidental. No other restrictions.

  • Started October 12th, 2013.
  • Ended October 26th, 2013.
  • Created by August 2nd

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Author: kwatz


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  1. Avatar kwatz

    Thanks for the recognition, August. Fun challenge.

  2. Avatar August 2nd

    Interpret as you see fit, but have fun with it.

  3. Avatar 32 ^2

    Just to clarify, the sentences don’t have to be exact, for example:

    >Bode and I don’t remember seeing you folks at Doc Crawford’s.

    Correct? Just the same words strung together, but not as single sentences?

  4. Avatar 32 ^2

    Hmmm, I’m thinking on this. I can use two in my opening paragraph. I’m concerned the rest of the story I have in mind would make the other two appear contrived. Hard to use these as invisible building blocks. I’m formulating…

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