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A boy has plan to avoid a green vegetable.

8 total reviews 
Comment from Sarkems
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Oh, this did have me laughing. I think we all endured the 'veg' issue to some extent, though it was carrots for me. I love carrots now.

Your idea of giving your Mom more 'adult' explanations was a stroke of genius I wish I'd thought of. Then again, judging by the end of your tale, it didn't work...

 Comment Written 12-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 12-Jan-2019
    Happy you enjoyed my story, and grateful for the nice ratings. By the time my excuses were plausible, I didn't need many. My mother had successfully raised me...but I still don't eat several cooked green vegetables. Good luck with your own writing efforts.
Comment from Adri7enne
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Nice little story, Howard. I can't seem to remember any particular vegetable I hated as a child. Probably because my mom probably didn't like greens either. Standard veggies were carrots, turnips and peas. String beans and salads in summer. I didn't know what a brussel sprout was until I was an adult. I love all those veggies now. Probably because I wasn't forced to eat them as a child. I enjoyed reading your story. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    My favorite cooked vegetable as a child was squash. No green there. Glad you enjoyed the story. Success in your writing.
reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    My favorite cooked vegetable as a child was squash. No green there. Glad you enjoyed the story. Success in your writing.
Comment from LIJ Red
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Your memory is a bit like mine, we blot the ugly and linger on the humorous and affectionate...I just read this a normal speed. I understood it and glided over any spags. Excellent non fiction entry.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    As I age, slant becomes more important in the way I approach writing. Committing to one framework of light or dark, serious or humorous, warm or cold, etc., has helped me control my tendency to mentally wander when writing. Thank you for the nice rating and kind comments, Good luck with your own writing
reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    As I age, slant becomes more important in the way I approach writing. Committing to one framework of light or dark, serious or humorous, warm or cold, etc., has helped me control my tendency to mentally wander when writing. Thank you for the nice rating and kind comments, Good luck with your own writing
Comment from country ranch writer
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Don't you know moms have eyes and ears and knows all the tricks of the trade because she was once a kid too! Moms know all! Never underestimate a mom!

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    Having been raised solely by a mom, I knew that at an early age. I never underestimated her, but a boy had to try to have fun.
    Thank for the very nice rating. Sounds like you enjoyed the story. Continued good luck in your writing.
reply by country ranch writer on 11-Jan-2019
    I did and I had brothers who was like you hehe.
Comment from Ulla
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Hahahaha, this is wonderful and wonderfully written. What a lovely insight into a ten year old who hated his sprouts. Nice try with Missie, but they don't eat vegetables. If it's any consolation. I hated Brussels sprouts as well, but the minute I fell pregnant with my daughter at 28, I suddenly got a craving for them and have loved them ever since. Not much help to you, I'm afraid. Great writing and good luck in the contest. All the best. Ulla:))

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    I didn't know you could get cravings for ANY green vegetables. Thank you so much for your nice words and fine rating. Good luck with your writing efforts.
reply by Ulla on 11-Jan-2019
    Well, I certainly did.LOL
Comment from Rhonda Skinner
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I loved this! Extremely well-written, humourous, and something we can all relate to. I can just picture your cat playing soccer with the brussels sprout. Thanks for making me smile.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    My pleasure providing some humor into your day, and I appreciate your appreciation. The six stars are amazing. Good luck with your own writings.
Comment from Mimi Linny
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Loved this funny story! Beautiful generated with such descriptive passages that you could feel yourself at the dinner table trying desperately to devise such a clever plan so as to "fool" the "all-knowing" overseer! How much this story reminds me of my 6 year old, younger brother whose seated dinner spot was right next to our cupboard drawer. Needless to say where he would cleverly hide his undesirable greens! Wonderfully written entry for the Non-Fiction Writing test!

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    Thank for your nice words and many stars. Also, thank you for sharing your personal memory. Good luck in your own writing.
Comment from Earl Corp
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I used to Get a paper towel and put it in my lap. When no one was looking I would Palm srtuff down to my paper towel the hit the bathroom right after dinner. Our toilet had liver, broccoli, brussel sprouts and baked beans flushed down it. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 11-Jan-2019


reply by the author on 11-Jan-2019
    Thank you for sharing your memories. I appreciate your nice words and many stars. Good luck with your writings.