(Introducing the Mid-Week Flash, a short, often rather odd piece of fiction every Wednesday.)
I found my wife in a crane game. You know, those ones you find on the street and in bars that are impossible to win. This one was in the back of a run-down arcade. I was bored and when I saw a bunch of small, pretty women inside the case, I thought: Why not? Better than a plushie Spongebob doll.
I put a quarter in and started to move the crane around with the joystick, but they all started running away from it. It was then that I realized they weren’t robots or dolls. They made me sit down and tell them about myself, what I was looking for in a girl, and why I liked them in particular (which was hard, since they were asking about all of them and I didn’t know any of them). Finally, after a couple hours, I put in another quarter and one of them jumped on the crane and I got her out.
She was only ten inches tall but she said if I put her in water, she would grow. Of course, stupid me, I left her in too long and now she’s like, seven feet tall.
I still love her though.
July 10th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
Your father and mother thoroughly appreciate your interesting mind with all of its creativity, but we wonder where you got it.
July 11th, 2012 at 1:49 am
So funny and imaginative! I think a lot of men would fall for this.
July 11th, 2012 at 3:02 pm
ahahaaa this is hilarious.
July 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
This was entertaining and a little bit creepy. Perfect combination. 🙂
July 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm
After reading this I tried that too
and I caught two.
Tell me what should I do?
May be one for me and one for you !
July 12th, 2012 at 8:43 am
Hmm, if you catch two you’re in trouble. Women do not like to share. 🙂
July 12th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
Just hilarious! I truly laughed out loud. This seems to be a kind of spoof on the old mail-order brides and the current match-making websites. Your version is more fun though!
July 12th, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Thanks 🙂 That means a lot to me.
July 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm
Took a visit to your blog, and read this. What a fun read.
July 12th, 2012 at 8:38 pm
Thanks! Glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by.
July 13th, 2012 at 1:39 am
In Denmark “crane” is slang for wife…:)
July 13th, 2012 at 8:23 am
Wow, there you go. It’s been a wife game the whole time 🙂 Thanks for the info.
July 14th, 2012 at 11:44 pm
There are many crane games in Japan. I’m not good at playing this game and have never got a figure. I wish that I was good at the game.
July 14th, 2012 at 11:54 pm
Yeah, there are a lot here in Korea too. I’ve never known anyone who can beat them. ^^
July 16th, 2012 at 1:04 am
Ha ha ha, love this so imaginative.
Thanks for sharing.
July 16th, 2012 at 5:01 pm
are you married?
July 16th, 2012 at 7:02 pm
Yeah, although it has nothing to do with this story. 🙂 Just a crazy little thing i thought of.
June 11th, 2014 at 8:34 pm
it indeed is crazy at it can be 🙂
July 18th, 2012 at 6:48 pm
Creative! Very creative and imaginative! Thanks for sharing, David!
July 18th, 2012 at 8:02 pm
🙂 Now I understand, why you wrote a waterstory for your wife (July-18) 😉
July 18th, 2012 at 8:11 pm