"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Magpie Tales #15


My keys, my keys-oh hell where did I leave them now?
Muttering "a place for everything and everything in it's place"
Shaking my purse for the sound of jingling fish
Hearing only the thud of my wallet and the beat of my heart
Grumbling "oh when will I learn" while looking for my plaice
My Keys my keys - oh holy mackrel where did I leave them now?

This is my fourth submission to Magpie Tales.

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27 comments:

Helen said...

An experience we have all had no doubt ... nice job!

Queenmothermamaw said...

My thoughts exactly when I saw this picture. Great job. Things on a keychain for sure.
QMM

joanny said...

From a woman who is always losing keys or forgetting her jacket -- I can totally appreciate this great ittle magpie tale.

Joanny

Berowne said...

Yes, that's the halibut. :-)

willow said...

Holy mackerel, maybe I should put them on my keychain!

Peg said...

Good take on the prompt - and just like it really is!

kathew said...

yes! Holy mackerel do put them on your keychain just for the halibut...
(thanks Berowne)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the originality and the pun in the last line.

spacedlaw said...

Excellent!

The Crusty Crone said...

Clever. And haven't we all had that experience.... where are my KEYS!!

Lynn Hamilton Rutherford said...

So how cute and fitting is THIS?!? I loved it .... and love the idea of jingling fish as a key ring! Sometimes the jingle of a THOUSAND metal fish aren't enough for those of us who are chronic "key losers". :)

Loved it!

christine said...

Ah ha, very funny, love the plaice and mackerel!!

Christine

Yemalla said...

The bigger the key chain, the harder it is to find! One of those weird twists that life likes to throw at us all! An amusing and home-hitting post!

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful keychain tale! I can sure relate to this!

Lisa said...

are you spying on me in the mornings? After 26 years of driving, you'd think I would have a system of where to keep my keys. I do have a system, but my brain and my hands refuse to network. ;-)

funny

brenda said...

As my mother always said, "You'd lose your head if it weren't hooked on!"

Love the word play. Excellent Magpie.

kathew said...

My mother always said when I would ask her where something was
"right where you left it" Augh!
I tell myself that I am my worst enemy....

Aoife.Troxel said...

Obviously everything was not in its place! Let me guess...they were in your pocket. :)
The sad life of the chronic key lobsters.

Brian Miller said...

ha. love the holy mackeral line...maybe i need to get some jangling fish so i dont lose my. a unique take on this magpie...

Lyn said...

I too have prayed to Holy Mackrel, without much luck..have to find a new deity?? Nice Mag..

Lena said...

....boy do I know the feeling...! Fin-tastic!

00dozo said...

Ah, yes, the keys - forever getting lost. My problem is that I usually find them in the car. A locked car. And no spare key on hand! Great post!

rel said...

Kathew,
Oh and hasn't that scene played out too many times to admit! ;)
That was a whale of a tale girl!
rel

Lisa said...

very refreshing take on the prompt--great job!

Caty said...

lol. loved it...If I don't put things in the same place all the time, I go through the same routine. "Where did I put them now?"

Tammy said...

"Holy mackerel" made me giggle. Great magpie!

Alan Burnett said...

Holy Mackerel. Very clever.