September 8, 2011

First Campaigner Challenge- 200 words Baby!


The door swung open and there he was, my uncle, in a position I had never seen before. From the look on his face, I got the impression he hadn’t prepared for this moment either.

They say when you give a presentation to a large crowd of people, you should picture them all naked to ward off the nerves. Underneath those clothes are secrets nobody wants you noticing and tricking yourself into believing you know it all can be very empowering. Especially if you only started preparing the talk at three in the morning and under the hot spotlight you’re now realising you know nothing.
And what can be more satisfying than seeing your co-worker, your boss and his pretentious wife with uneven breasts and rabid pubic hair.  Sometimes even I'm taken back by my large nipples and flabby thighs.

But seeing a relative, a man with age and therefore some authority, naked and sitting on the toilet is a whole nother level of humble. And at twelve years of age I should know better but, as I stand there gaping, I’m stuck on the revelation that Uncle Stevie poops too.

“Close the goddamn door!”

And the door swung shut.


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30 comments:

  1. Ha, nice! My partner had this exact thing happen to her at about that same age, though with her father in the bathroom, not an uncle. Great job!

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  2. One of the very few stories that made me laugh out loud. Think we've all had a moment like that. You wrote it so well, that I did not expect the ending. Great writings.

    Patricia T> #85

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  3. That was funny. The end made me burst out laughing. This kid has a hilarious voice.

    Great work! :)

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  4. Excellent! I LOL'd inside my head. Stobby gets a vote from me.

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  5. Big LOL! Thanks for the laugh. Anyone that reads my story (dark...) should come over here and read yours to balance it out. Nice work!

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  6. Funny. I love how you stuck all these philosophical ramblings in the middle of a story about a very awkward bathroom encounter.

    Nice to meet you, and welcome to the Canadian Campaigner group! I guess I'll see you again down the Campaign trail.

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  7. Haha! Happened to me with my very large aunt at about the same age. Horrifying! Good job, and I agree about the great way you wove philosophical thought into a potty break!

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  8. The funniest one I've read so far. I love it. I can learn a lot from studying this one. Wish I could have a do-over for my campaign post.

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  9. Well that was one laugh out loud story. Nice job.
    And nice to meet you fellow short story campaigner. :)

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  10. That's really funny. I remember walking in oon one of my sister's boyfriends when i was about ten and i was mortified. Great job. mine is #72

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  11. Thanks, I needed the laugh! :)

    Would like to invite you to The Rule of Three Blogfest ---a month-long shared-world fiction extravaganza in October with some great prizes, and of course, a lot of exposure for your writing.

    The town of Renaissance could do with some humor and philosophy!

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  12. Thanks for your support everyone! Only now noticing all the ways I could have improve it but I guess that's a fact of writing.

    Let it go, Stobby, let it go.

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  13. LOL! I needed the laugh today, too!

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  14. There seems to be a range of bathroom stories in this challenge--interesting (and rather funny) to see how everyone does it!

    My entry.

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  15. This is the funnies story I've read in the Campaign so far. Loved the voice and the whole scene! Awesome.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my entry. I'm #76 :-)

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  16. LOL Funny story!


    (I am 55 on the linky list)

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  17. I loved your piece. Vivid imagery and soooo funny (yet true). Thanks for taking the time to read my piece and leaving a "for real" comment. Much appreciated. Oh, and my comment is "for real" too. :)

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  18. Most of us have walked in on somebody like that, and oh, is it gross and embarrassing. :) You made me laugh, and I liked your original take on the challenge.

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  19. Thanks everyone for stopping by and for the comments...or should I say compliments! I feel very honoured. :)

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  20. Haha! This is the third potty story I've come across so far. :) I do like my potty humor! ;)
    Uncle Stevie's response made me LOL!

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  21. Ha! I bet that taught her to knock first! Great voice in this piece.

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  22. Ha ha ha! Loved it! Great take on this challenge. I loved Uncle Stevie's line too! Funny :)

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  23. I never could use that advice when in front of a group of people . . . for me it would greatly increase my anxiety, but I really liked story!

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