That Shovel Is Mine

“Dammit, Zeke, that shovel is mine,” Craig shouted. “It’s a damn commercial grade shovel, too. Give it to me.”

“I don’t see your name on this shovel, pal,” Zeke replied. “So your claim to ownership of this shovel means zilch to me.”

“It’s abundantly clear that the shovel belongs to me,” Craig said.

“Oh yeah?” Zeke said, “how are you going to prove it’s yours?”

“Turn it over and look at the back of the blade,” Craig said. “I soldered my initials on it.”

Zeke looked at the back of the blade and saw Craig’s initials. “Fine,” he said. “Take your damn shovel, you old coot. It’s as much of an antique as you are, anyway.”

“Don’t be so glum, Zeke,” Craig said. “You can borrow it from me if you really need it.”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (shovel), The Daily Spur (mine/abundant), My Vivid Blog (commercial/antique), Your Daily Word Prompt (zilch), Word of the Day Challenge (grade), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (glum).

10 thoughts on “That Shovel Is Mine

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 10, 2021 / 10:18 am

    Yep, shovels are damn important in this world 🙂

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    • Fandango November 10, 2021 / 10:46 pm

      Especially if you are a professional grave digger.


      • donmatthewspoetry November 11, 2021 / 12:08 am

        Do they have shovels anymore? Front end loaders? Stan’s a top man on FEL. Hop in the hole Perc. Tell us when we’re deep enough. All gone quiet. Shit, you there Perc? Nothing….shit I think I’ve killed him Fandango…..good thing I’m in charge…better resurrect him…..

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  2. bushboy November 10, 2021 / 2:30 pm

    I really dig this one Fandango 🙂

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  3. Marleen November 10, 2021 / 8:12 pm

    It did look like a designer shovel from the start… to me.

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