Chanute?

gas stationChanute? It didn’t add up too good there.  Ross got fired from his job at the two pump station in less than a week. I ain’t lying.

He couldn’t count change. Not for nothing. Gas, sweet-leaf baccy, or them Baby Ruths.

But, yes sir- you can bet we did what we had to, with seven mouths to feed.
big family

My sweet devil. A sixth grade education only got him so far. He kept his customers waiting, while he dialed me back at home.  I did the figuring, see.  I had to figure, something was better than nothing.

That’d be Chanute.

50's guy

This week we were given a page from the Oxford English Dictionary.  The ninety-ninth page, to be exact, to celebrate Trifecta’s ninety-ninth writing challenge. From the dictionary page, we chose any word, any definition, to use in our post. And instead of the typical 33-333 word limit, we were asked for 99 words exactly. The word I chose was baccy (colloquial for tobacco), in honor of my fearless Grandpa Ross.

You can write your own 99-word story and link up here: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/  ($99 is the booty!) 

 

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20 thoughts on “Chanute?

  1. it “Sounded” so perfect, the verbiage is spot on and works so well with the pictures.

    it was really, really good.

  2. Amazing! This is why I love The Internet so much. Discovering gems such as this entry. Thank you for inspiring me to tap into my creativity. 🙂

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