Forty Whacks

“That damn pink magnolia tree has got to go,” Robert insisted. “I hate the mess it makes all over my lawn. It makes my beautiful green grass look like it has a pink stain all over it.”

“Oh stop being such an ornery old fool,” Lizzy said. “With all of the crap going on in the universe, you’re grousing about magnolia blossoms littering your lawn? How shallow can one man be?”

“Old fool, huh?” Robert said, an indignant tone in his voice. “I’m going down to the Fellowship Lodge to get drunk with my lodge bros, where they appreciate my shallow grousing.”

“Yet another milestone on your long list of beer drinking belt notches, eh,?” Lizzy said.

“Yeah, and right after I hit that milestone,” Robert said, “I’m going grab my axe and chop down that damn magnolia tree.”

“Oh yeah” Lizzy said. “Well I swear on my name, Lizzy Borden, that before you can do that, I’m going to pick up that axe and give you forty whacks.”


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (magnolia), The Daily Spur (stain), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (ornery), Ragtag Daily Prompt (universe), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (fellowship), and My Vivid Blog (milestone).

4 thoughts on “Forty Whacks

  1. Marleen May 24, 2022 / 10:53 pm

    Sounds like they’re both nuts.

    Liked by 1 person

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