I knew it would end this way, it always did, but this guy was different. He’d shown real style, so there was something particularly gloomy about collecting his teeth from my driveway that winter morning. I snagged a button, bottle cap, carnival token, and two marbles from the weeds behind the minivan, leaving his torn fedora, stained vest, and crumpled tie behind.
Turns out, the sun had done its dirty work and our family snowman was dead and gone, and as the warm rays struck my face, I soon forgot it was his forlorn smile I was holding in my hand.
Very good. Loved it.
Michelle Pratt Mellon says
You had me fooled at first!
Julie Trout says
Mary A Gorman says
Loved it. My imagination kicked in at the wonderful opening line never expecting the great twist at the end.
Meghashri Dalvi says
Bobby Rollins says
Many, many thanks for the kind words! I found each of them more satisfying to read than the 101 I wrote! Also, I’d be a real storyteller if I didn’t mention the impact 101’s Larissa had, who not only improved it via editing, but came up with a much better title to boot!
Larissa Thomson says
Oh my gosh, Bobby, thank you so much for the shoutout! I’m absolutely tickled! It is a great story, start to finish, and it was such a pleasure working with you!
Love the title and the twist! A macabre massacre or….? Great job!
Abha Prakash says
Love the attention to detail, swift pace of storyline, and the poignant last line. Great story!
Thomas Nilsen says
Dee Lorraine says
This is such a “cool” story and that ending nailed it! Well done Bobby and Larissa!
Can picture this! Great wording also!
Kelly Louisa Balliu says
I seriously thought the narrator was describing a scene where some kind of wrongdoing had taken place at first, so well done for the diversion!
Very clever! It brought a smile to my face (which I hope doesn’t end up in my driveway).