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Monday, April 8, 2019

G - Golf #AtoZChallenge

My A to Z Challenge: Micro fiction, using 300 words or less, inspired by selected words along with a photo for inspiration. The words were chosen in reverse order from this lesson plan page.
(For example, for the letter A it was the 26th word on the list, for Z it was the 1st word on the list)



Economy of scale, that's what my father called it. His father called it, killing two birds with one stone. Me? I thought it was just weird. Who would want golfing at a cemetery? I mean, think about it. You'd hit your ball and then watch it fly over the course, all the time wondering who had been buried underneath. Then you'd walk over that same path, worrying if you were stepping on dead bodies. Nope, not my cup of tea.

When I inherited Clovenside CGC, I knew something had to change. Did I want to run a golf course? No. Did I want to run a cemetery? Um, double NO. This was going to take some thought.  A non-traditional graveyard, there were no markers or headstones. Just a written record in the "Big Book".

So where to start? I opened the Big Book and flipped to the last entry. Wow! I had no idea. No one had been buried here since my grandfather made the last entry in 1939. Maybe all I needed to do was change the name and run a big public relations campaign.

That was it! Clovenside would become Wacky Whack Paintball. Obstacles and hiding spots could be easily added to the current course configuration. I was a genius. I wrote my plan and started construction.

Opening day was approaching and I wanted to take one last walkabout. It was already dusk when I started but I'd brought a flashlight knowing it would be dark soon.

I was almost done when it started. A screaming sound. Like a wounded animal. I scanned the area with my flashlight but couldn't see anything except a fog bank moving across the field towards me. I scanned again as the sound grew louder...

The for sale sign appeared out front the next day.


18 comments:

  1. Clearly the 'residents' weren't too enamoured by his plan for their resting place!

    My A-Z of Children's Stories

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  2. Would be perfect for one of those pop-up Halloween places.

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  3. Yeah... Don't think I'd like to play golf which the dead underfoot.

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    1. It is kind of a creepy thought, isn't it! Thanks for dropping by to read and comment!

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  4. LOL very good. Like Poltergeist.

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    1. [snicker] I laughed the whole time I was writing this one.

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  5. Ha ha ha...this whole idea cracks me up. I'm with Janet...it's Poltergeist!

    I just stopped by as part of the A-to-Z Challenge. Loved it!

    Thanks, and best wishes!
    Cherdo
    Cherdo on the Flipside
    Blogging from A-to-Z April Challenge

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    1. Believe me, I was chuckling all the way through writing this. Will be off to your site soon. WAYYYY behind in reading/commenting, but I will make it through! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read/comment.

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  6. Damn it I was in the process of leaving a comment and I hit the wrong key on my trust old PC . . . . I blame the Golfing Dead. Or as some like to call them Ghoul-Fing Dead.

    Many thanks for you visit to my blog it was very kind, and all the best getting to Z

    Rob Z Tobor

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    1. Love your comment....and thank YOU for the return visit!

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  7. What a twist in the tale! I didnt see it coming! Read some of your other AtoZ posts.. they are wonderful... Good Luck!

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    1. Thank you, much appreciated! Hope you will check back from time to time.

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  8. I finally made it to the D's in "Author/writing..." category in AtoZ! Thanks for being a visitor and commenter on my AtoZ challenge.

    Doesn't Speak Klingon

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    1. We are finally back home but still have several days work to get the RV cleaned out, then some medical stuff. But I hope to get back into the swing of things soon!

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  9. Love the story! I've been away on holiday which is why I'm late in replying to your comment on my guest post for G in the A to Z. Hope your catching up is going better than mine!

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    1. I completely understand late comments....I just started the rounds, being off an a mini-vacation at Disney myself. Slowly catching up. Phew! Thanks for stopping by!

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