Light On, Lights Out

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Mrs. Light stuck her head in her daughter’s room, “Ezzie, are you…”

“Oh! Mom, hey mom! Yes, mom, hi, mom. Yeah! Hey, you look great, great. Great? Great! Mom…” This kept going, and all Mrs. Light could do was roll her eyes.

Mr. Light appeared in the doorway, “Hey Honey, have you seen my good belt?”

Esmerelda Light interrupted, “Dad! Hey dad, hey. Hay? Hey! Dad, I like that tie, tie, tie…Great! Hay! Great hay! Dad, seriously now…” Again, she didn’t stop.

Her father sighed, “What is she on this time?”

Her mother shrugged, “I don’t know. It’s an upper for sure though, maybe cocaine or meth.”

“Maybe she got a hold of Cory Bulgin’s Ritalin again?”

“Could be anything,” Mrs. Light sighed. “What time are the dinner reservations?”

Mr. Light checked his watch, “Seven, but I could call and push them back.”

Taking a sad look at her daughter, Mrs. Light said softly, “Like I want to be here when she comes down from this. Ezzie sweetie, your father and I are going out.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Okay, this is a really lame use of puns to technically meet the requirements of a challenge. This is what I did to make use of the accidental duplicate story. You do have to admit thought, a Light is “on”, the the Lights go “out”. I feel like I should have had a “wokka, wokka, wokka” at the end of this one.

  2. Avatar Stovohobo

    Normally I don’t like puns, but this was more well executed than you say. I cracked a smile, and it’s a welcome departure from lights literally going on and off. Challenges are all about getting the unexpected.

  3. Avatar gĀ²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    I have to groan, I can’t resist. But, at the same time, I have to accompany that groan with a smirk.

    Man, I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed your quirky style.

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Punny, yes, but sad in the execution. Because the parents leave her there, its depressingly neglectful. Well written, just leaves a bad taste.. :P