Story Cube Challenge No 5 – Looney Tunes due March 18, 2018
The Acme Crate sitting on my porch was stenciled just like the one on the Road Runner cartoons. A big wooden box nailed around the statue of Marvin the Martian I ordered off the internet 3 weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to get it inside and pry it open with my cat’s claw.
Reaching for the front door I heard a slimy squishing sound as I stepped into what looks like contact cement. The can, knocked over by my cat while chasing after a piece of Swiss cheese as if it were a mouse, lay on its side empty and I was “glued” to the spot. Thinking quickly, before the glue had time to set; I grabbed the plunger resting against the porch railing and pushed it against the door with all my might until it grabbed hold of the flat wooden surface. Now reversing my efforts I pulled, and pulled hard. As expected the plunger released its grip with such force I broke free of the glue, windmilled backwards beyond the top step and fell flat on my back on the sidewalk. Dazed I watch stars dance above my head.
I guess this settles the ongoing argument I had with my roommate that weird things do happen when an Acme Crate is involved.
Cheryle March 18 2018