“The secret to the mud is the nutrients,” Grandpa said. “Nutrients!”
“Mm, Nutrasweet, got it,” Jay said, concentrating on his game.
“Pay attention!” Grandpa snapped. “Whitmore Mud Masks is yours when I die. Now, there is only one place where you can get the perfect mud. It’s in Tibet.”
After Grandpa’s funeral, Jay tried to remember what his grandfather had said. All he could remember was Fruit Ninja. He went out to the bay and dug up some mud there. Same difference.
After several complaints of green skin and weeds sprouting from people’s faces, Jay started studying maps of Tibet.
May 7th, 2014 at 6:03 pm
Ha.. yes I can see that happening.. I think there’s a wisdom here somewhere… something about mud..
May 7th, 2014 at 6:06 pm
Jay should’ve paid attention. Now his name’s going to be Mud. Yeah. Somebody was bound to say it so it might as well be me. 😉 Good one as always.
May 7th, 2014 at 6:48 pm
haha, love it 🙂
May 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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May 7th, 2014 at 8:29 pm
I love what you conjured out of the mud of the prompt. Well done.
May 7th, 2014 at 9:14 pm
I can picture weeds sprouting from people’s faces! Well done 🙂
May 7th, 2014 at 11:20 pm
Rather horrifying thought, but that’s what happens when your cosmetics company skimps on things. 🙂
May 7th, 2014 at 9:38 pm
Hahaha! Yes, he definitely WOULD be looking at Tibet … to run and hide from the irate customers. Well-done, Dave!
May 7th, 2014 at 11:21 pm
That’s probably true too. He might just want to disappear. 🙂
May 7th, 2014 at 10:10 pm
David, That was hilarious. I just knew the boy wasn’t listening. I could see the green sking and weeds sprouting out of the people’s faces. XD Well done. 🙂
May 7th, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Thanks, Susan. 🙂 He might have a class action suit coming his way soon.
May 7th, 2014 at 10:21 pm
Fruit Ninja is addictive. Quite funny, darling.
May 7th, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Ironically, I’ve never played it but I’ve heard a lot about it. It is one of those simple, addictive games like Angry Birds.
May 7th, 2014 at 11:45 pm
This is very fun. I can see a young man texting or playing Ninja games and missing everything his grandfather says. Perfect!
May 7th, 2014 at 11:50 pm
I would have thought mud was mud, too. Good one, David, and probably happening in the real world, where “cures” are touted as being from such-and-such a place and may not be
May 8th, 2014 at 1:20 am
That’s what you get for not paying attention, weeds on the face. Nice one!
May 8th, 2014 at 6:48 am
Grandpa really should have written this down or maybe texted it to him.
May 11th, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Definitely should have written it down, or put someone else in charge. 🙂 Maybe grandpa wasn’t so wise after all.
May 8th, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Oops! It pays to pay attention. I’m not generally a fan of hyperbole, David, but clearly not just any mud will do. Too bad our young hero couldn’t get a new fad in facial gardening to catch on. He might have avoided a trip to Tibet.
All my best,
May 11th, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Thanks, MG, and sorry to reply so late. Catching up on stuff. Somehow I think our young hero didn’t care much about the business, at least not until it was too late.
May 8th, 2014 at 1:52 pm
There will be mud! And mud packs too! Funny and different and I want to eat me some Fruit Ninjas.
May 8th, 2014 at 5:59 pm
Very amusing 🙂
Mud packs from the local beach…hmm…. How about Fruit Ninja facials? On second thought, he better stick with Grandpa’s advice.
May 11th, 2014 at 10:05 pm
On some local beaches, you might be getting broken glass and other garbage in your facial mask, or worse.
May 8th, 2014 at 6:19 pm
lucky that his customers did not buried him in his mud 🙂
May 11th, 2014 at 10:02 pm
They probably would have if they could have caught him. They still might, I suppose.
May 8th, 2014 at 6:26 pm
You can ignore the parents but always, always listen to Grandpa. Funny story :0
May 11th, 2014 at 10:02 pm
Yep, grandpa knows best, or at least he should after this many years.
May 8th, 2014 at 9:47 pm
Very funny. Seems clear as mud that this mudblood lacks business sense, clearly this was a sign to branch out to the Gardening section. Map reading will help though.
May 11th, 2014 at 9:56 pm
He definitely isn’t into the business as much as his grandfather. I think he’s going to drive the business into the mud.
May 9th, 2014 at 12:27 am
I hope you’re planning on leaving your imagination to science 🙂
May 11th, 2014 at 9:55 pm
That’s very kind of you to say. And sure, if science wants it. 🙂
May 11th, 2014 at 10:26 pm
They’ll be a long line.
May 9th, 2014 at 2:19 am
I love the way you told a family story, and gave us a smile as well. Very clever, and… to those of us who have teens, realistic. 😉
May 11th, 2014 at 9:51 pm
I don’t have any teens of my own but I teach enough of them, so I have some experience in that realm.
May 9th, 2014 at 4:23 am
I always wondered why the mud mask I buy burns so much…
May 11th, 2014 at 9:50 pm
all the pollution in it probably. 🙂
May 9th, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Very funny, David, Strangley, I’ve been having the same trouble with my mud face pack. I can’t afford to go to Tibet so instead will lie down in my vegetable garden. At least when I fruit, I will be edible. 🙂
May 11th, 2014 at 9:48 pm
There could be benefits to sprouting fruit. As long as you’re nutritious. 🙂
May 12th, 2014 at 8:42 am
I’ve been called many things, but never ‘nutritious’! I’d add it to my list, but haven’t made one as mostly, it would be obscene. 🙂
May 9th, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Strangely, not strangley, but might be a Freudian slip!
May 10th, 2014 at 6:09 am
Ha ha, David. I just want you to know that your story inspired mine this week. I just couldn’t get mud out of my mind. Where there’s water, there’s mud. Nice job!
May 11th, 2014 at 9:47 pm
I’m glad my story inspired yours. I really liked yours. You have a great sense of creativity.
May 10th, 2014 at 3:29 pm
where is the next post?
May 10th, 2014 at 4:14 pm
I’ve been working on a novel manuscript, just putting the final touches on it. After today, I’ll put more into blog stories and the other project.
May 10th, 2014 at 6:01 pm
Fun. Funny. Tibet, here I come.
May 11th, 2014 at 9:46 pm
I’d love to go there, although I’m not sure how much mud is actually there.
May 10th, 2014 at 10:31 pm
Ewwww! Weeds sprouting from people’s face! Very descriptive here, David. And you’ve portrayed the attitude of this dude perfectly.
May 11th, 2014 at 9:32 pm
It would either traumatize them, give them an opportunity to sue, or make them a freak show celebrity. 🙂
May 13th, 2014 at 4:15 am
Great images of the weeds growing out of people’s faces, though I doubt if many cosmetic companies use materials that actually support life!
On saying that, I will never think of mud masks in the same light again 😉
May 13th, 2014 at 9:32 am
Well, the Romans used to use lead-based makeup, they say, so I guess there could be worse things. 🙂