Thursday, July 8, 2010

Peace through attitude adjustment….....Flash Fiction

This time last year I was sleeping with a loaded .38 under my pillow, Mr. Safety Catch not even asked to make a cameo appearance.

Now? Cool as a cucumber, sleeping like a baby. Well, without the waking up every two hours and crying. It's AMAZING the peace and tranquility you can achieve in your life through clean living, meditation, yoga and barging into a crowded restaurant with an uzi and taking out the guys who are after you. Just amazing.


33 comments:

Kris said...

Ummm, wow. Remind me to stay on your good side! Or else to steal all the bullets out of your uzi before I tick you off!

John Wiswell said...

Just amazing. I largely credit the yoga.

Marisa Birns said...

I do sleep pretty well every night. Let's see:

1. clean living. Yep. Try to.

2. meditation. Sure. Especially when I'm supposed to be really listening to what some boring person is saying.

3. yoga. Not yet. My mother does go twice a week and if she can do it, then what the heck am I waiting for.

4. uzi. Why yes, I do like the taste of it when I'm dining at a Greek restaurant. And love when the waiters shout out "OPA" as they get down to dancing.

Ahem. Just joshing.

Short and deadly good piece!

Karen from Mentor said...

I do believe that's uzo, Marisa, but you did make me PANIC and go check my spelling..laughing....so thank you for the cardiac exercise this morning.

Karen from Mentor said...

*picturing John doing yoga*

Karen from Mentor said...

Kris, don't worry you're safe. Well unless you say anything about my freckles. Then missy, we shall HAVE WORDS.

Anne Tyler Lord said...

Well then, you must be a VERY good shot with all that *clear mind* and *clear body* thing going on.

Nice micro about a simple life, except for just a couple things, but no one is perfect.

Karen from Mentor said...

Anne you are just so accepting ...

Marisa Birns said...

Hahaha. Yes,just was trying to be funny about uzi/uzo thing. I know, I know, stop trying!

Sorry for the cardiac arrest but you'll be happy to know that I always carry a compact defibrillator for such occasions.

Karen from Mentor said...

Good to know.

*makes note on refrigerator*

You're so much fun my dear.
*hugs Marisa*

Gracie said...

...And smack! Great tiny piece. I've had dreams like that. Disclaimer: I do not, nor do I intend to, own any type of firearm.

I do need to get back into yoga, though. :)

Karen from Mentor said...

*hands Gracie a squirt gun*

Laura Eno said...

Hey, don't knock squirt guns...have you seen the gigantor models? And just think what you can do with one loaded with invisibility wash?

*thinking*

Yep, that's all I could come up with trying to beat Marisa's comment...

Loved your little mini flash!

Eric J. Krause said...

Clean livin' and killin' do the trick every time. Good story!

Sulci Collective said...

Uzi trying to kid? Yoga! It's dem bullets what resolve all issues. Spoken (written) like a man Karen and I salute you for it!

Marc Nash

Anton Gully said...

People do not use the verb "to barge" nearly enough.

Laurita said...

Ahh, the sleep of the...innocent? Well the sleep of the untroubled anyway. This was a nice little jolt with my coffee this morning.

That Neil Guy said...

Nice!

mazzz in Leeds said...

Short and sweet and absolutely uzing fun!

Jen Brubacher said...

*laughs* Talk about unexpected. Aw, I feel sorry for her. It sucks not getting unbroken sleep. :)

Sam said...

Ya know, Karen, I've always liked you...now please point that uzi somewhere else. :D

Loved the story BTW.

Deanna Schrayer said...

Wow indeed! Is this possibly in celebration of "Gruntled Worker's Day", which is next Tuesday, the 13th?
Amazing stuff Karen!

Bobbie Troy said...

That's a POW if I've ever seen one!

KjM said...

Great voice in this one. It's also AMAZING how so much story can be condensed into so few words. And funny too.

But that takes someone who knows what she's doing.

Really well done.

estrella05azul said...

My thoughts exactly: just amazing!
Does the handbook say anything about knives maybe? ... *will not admit to anything more*

Karen from Mentor said...

*tries not to picture Estrella running amok with knives*

Kevin.. you say the sweetest things...

Bobbie!! Delighted to see you in my comment thread m'lady...

Thank you all for taking the time to read and comment.
:0)

Karen from Mentor said...

*Stands in pun heaven and giggles at Mazz and Marc...*

And Marc, by the way, a lot of my MC's are men, I'm manly yes, but I like me too.
[you may have to ask an American friend to explain that one to you]

Thanks guys!

Karen from Mentor said...

Whoops! I'm ahead of the curve then Deanna...feel free to point anyone celebrating the day to my place...
[darn time travel, it messes my month up every time]

@Eric --Clean livin and kissin' is more fun though

Thank you Sam, and you get the same dispensation as Kris. *makes a note*

@Jen..yes, sleep deprivation can make a person act out. That's why I never keep anything more dangerous than a jam sandwich under my pillow.

Karen from Mentor said...

*applauds Anton*

*waves at Neil*

*hugs Laurita*

@ Laura--It's hard to top Marisa.
[oh man...my brain just went to chocolate sauce...]

Thanks guys for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated!

:0)

PJ said...

With the waking up every two hours & crying I naturally assumed there was going to be a baby involved ;-) great microflash! :-)

Cat Connor said...

I know this peace of which you speak... *sighs happily*

Karen from Mentor said...

Cat, your lawyers have advised me, and I wholeheartedly agree, that we are certain that you meant to insert the word "allegedly" into your statement.

Karen from Mentor said...

Thanks PJ! I said that line to a friend the other day and I just HAD to use it somewhere....laughing...it worked perfectly here. Thanks for your kind words. Lovely to see you.

*happy sigh*