Cousin Spot, this really is too much!

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The only evidence was in the toaster.

Wait. That’s not entirely true. The only evidence was also oozing out of the toaster and seemed to be increasing in quantity.

Moments before, Algernon had dropped a fresh crumpet into the toaster and pushed the lever down. Cousin Spot, the family poltergeist, chose this precise moment to appear. Algie screamed, whirled and disappeared in a blinding flash along with Cousin Spot!

The only sign of what had happened to either of them was the volume of loathsome, slimy ectoplasm slowly erupting from the little toaster’s orifices. What to do?

I moved hesitantly across the room and looked down into the toaster.

The crumpet popped, of course. And struck me about the nose, depositing ectoplasm sufficient to make me lose my own breakfast. Violently.

I have now lost my brother. I have now lost my breakfast.

And, I don’t mind telling you, I now feel, in all sorts of ways I cannot begin to express adequately, unclean

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  1. Avatar Aurelia

    I think “I have now lost my brother. I have now lost my breakfast” is a fantastic paragraph.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Bad Spot! Bad! Spit out Algie this instant!

    lol, very entertaining use of the line. :)

  3. Avatar Blossom Ruoquen (LoA)

    I now feel, in all sorts of ways I cannot begin to express, adequately…Unclean… LOL best line. I lurved this story [wraps computer monitor in arms and coos] awww. cute little slimy ectoplasmmm. Who’s a little toaster orifice? you are, You are.

  4. Avatar InkO.o

    Ectoplasym….i like that word! hee hee
    Thanx for participating in my first challenge!

  5. Avatar Brebelles {LoA}

    I loved the last two lines. BRAVO! says in sing-song voice

  6. Avatar Kevin Lawver

    Great fun, and yeah, the last line is definitely a keeper! (found via the random story link @ the bottom).

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