Postcard From New Middletown an anudder messidge

Last Saturday, Mom and a friend and I went to a pancake breakfast in New Middletown. I had never been to New Middletown before, just through it, so I had my camera at the ready, and I was glad I did. New Middletown is AWESOMESAUCE!

The first thing to catch my fancy was this: a set of bonsai just hanging around at the curb on either side of the sidewalk. I actually know something about this. When I went to the Krohn Conservatory, the bonsai guy said that some trees are indoor trees and some are outdoor trees, and outdoor ones DIE if you try to grow them indoors. So these were probably outdoor trees. How cool is this? Very cool, that’s how.

Then we passed these. Are you jealous? I am! Mom said, “Is that the library or what?” Her friend thought maybe it was the Lions Club. I don’t know and I don’t care–I think it’s fabulous! We have Japanese stone lanterns on either side of our door, and that’s pretty nifty, but LIONS? Woa.

And then things got kind of Blair Witchy on us. This claims to be a museum. I kinda woulda liked to go in, but I didn’t want to lose anybody and then the families would blame me. I snapped a couple of pictures to remember it by. NOTE TO SELF: Return and visit. Leave a sealed note with my lawyer in case I never come back out.

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Mom’s friend said, “Oh, I’m so glad they’re fixing it up!” I think it’s more likely it’s disintegrating from the top down, but maybe I’m wrong. Imma go back.

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WRITING PROMPT: Send a character to a small town with character. Remember that it doesn’t have character because the residents are wacky, but because they’re homogenized people.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Postcard From New Middletown an anudder messidge

  1. Morgan Mandel

    September 20, 2011 at 2:17pm

    Pancake breakfasts are the in thing lately. We went to one last Sunday for American Legion. I saw a bonsai at our local grocery story in the plant section, but declined to buy it because it was $75.00! They are cute.

    Morgan Mandel

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      Marian Allen

      September 20, 2011 at 4:29pm

      I love a GOOD pancake breakfast. 🙂

      I’ve killed so many bonsai, it’s a wonder the Yakuza aren’t after me. So this guy at the Conservatory explained it to me: I was buying outdoor trees and keeping them indoors. Now I just admire them when I see them OTHER places.

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