Polished

Avatar Author: 32 ^2 Old Profile 32 Squared http://ficly.com/authors/lender-truth Read Bio

“I’m bleeding” he said.

“I know you are. You owe me another knife.”

“It’s in a safe place between my third and forth ribs. You’re the Wishbone Bandit, aren’t you?”

“Yes pops, where’s the silver?”

“I knew it. Anyway, her cooking stinks. And when you serve shitty food on silver, it all tastes that much more disappointing” he chuckled.

“You’re right, this stuff is tarnished, you got the cream and the cloth?”

“I have the cloth shoved in this hole you left in my side, but I seem to have a silver tooth you broke loose, running around in my mouth….want it?” he grinned.

“When’s the last time this silver was used?”

“You were here for Thanksgiving, about 9 years ago. You carved the turkey, you wouldn’t use the electric knife. Boy, that was a night, we haven’t seen you since.”

“Yep, you’re the old bird now dad, that’s why I use the same knife I fled with that night…where’s the electric one by the way?”

“Your mother’s right behind you, trying to find a place to plug it in. She’s always hated that thing.”

View this story's details

Prequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a prequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Sequels

Oh no! This story doesn't have a sequel. Want to fill in the blanks and write one?

Comments (2 so far!)

  1. Avatar 32 ^2

    Burlesque Types consist of a story, play, or essay, that treats a serious subject ridiculously, or is simply a trivial story. A Parody is a type of high burlesque which imitates or exaggerates the serious manner and characteristic features of a particular literary work. Parody is a device of satire.
    http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/

    All I had to do was think up how the characters in Fargo would have a conversation with one of their long lost family members. Too fun.

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    That was bizarre and ridiculous certainly. I didn’t get the Fargo reference, but I haven’t seen the movie. I initially read it as almost absurdist, but on reread I got more of the parody feel. I’m divided on this one, I guess. It might have worked better for me if I knew the movie.