If you don’t get stuff like this in your newspaper, you need to subscribe to The Corydon Democrat, no matter where you live. This was in the Live Wire column, transcriptions from the paper’s call-in line.
Lament For Sweet Muffins
by Anonymous Caller
This past Sunday I got
no coupons in my paper.
I miss my last paper carrier;
he was so good.
This one is
I originally treated him
like I did the last one.
I couldn’t figure out why
my sweet muffins I left
were left for me
to throw away
because they sat for so long.
That is so sad! I mean, that is seriously a sad thing. My fellow writers, if that doesn’t tell you any number of possible stories, I don’t know what would.
GOD, I love this town!
I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies about salmon and pickles. Yes.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Outline one possible story based on that “poem”.
Dan AntionApril 4, 2017 at 7:11am
Hmmm, I’m curiously drawn to the idea that it’s a long-held belief throughout town that you poisoned to previous paperboy. You’re that lady 🙂
Marian AllenApril 4, 2017 at 8:26am
Oooo, I like that! Good one, Dan!
JoeyApril 4, 2017 at 10:08am
Oh wow. That is sad. Wasted muffins. Terrible.
I have never had a good/steady postal carrier or mail that came at a specific time of day. I’m always on the leftover route that rotates. If I did have a trusty carrier, I, too would leave muffins. No, scratch that. I would be armed with muffins, cause um, squirrels and birds 😉
Marian AllenApril 4, 2017 at 11:16am
Out here in the rural, we close the goodies up inside the mailbox. But we don’t have a regular carrier anymore, either. :*(
JoeyApril 4, 2017 at 6:23pm
One day, when I am very old and have finished some novels, I shall take my earnings and buy a shiny new mailbox and the time of a strapping young man to put it up! Mine doesn’t even have a DOOR! :/
Marian AllenApril 5, 2017 at 8:23am
~Mae West voice~ Hmmm…. Who needs the mailbox?
Marian AllenApril 4, 2017 at 11:41am
Oh, I forgotted to put in my link to my Fatal Foodies post this week: http://fatalfoodies.blogspot.com/2017/04/salmon-and-pickles-seriously.html