Fifty-two words

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Mudlark and the limit, just 52 words. As soon as I saw it I thought of something I wrote many years ago, so here’s a 52-word précis of my somewhat longer yarn!

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sweet-cherry-free

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Gloria’s obsessed with cleanliness, says I’m dirty, reckons I’d make a great mudlark! 

“Wash your hands, off with those muddy shoes, you’ve got a dirty laugh and a filthy mind.” 

She complains the garden’s dirty. What? It’s made of dirt! 

I’m insisting one song’s played at her funeral. Mud, mud, glorious mud!

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Want to hear it sung properly?

The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud)

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24 thoughts on “Fifty-two words

  1. Christine Goodnough Nov 27, 2021 / 14:27

    Poor guy! There are people like Gloria. Actually, now that I’ve conquered acrylic painting, the next thing on my wish list is Become a Clean freak — for a limited time, mind you. 🙂
    Love that song; you hooked me when you posted it on Fictioneers.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 28, 2021 / 15:02

      I’ve known an artist or two, but never one that’s a clean freak! I remember one commenting that the mess she made was better than the actual painting!

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  2. hilarymb Nov 28, 2021 / 14:18

    Hi Keith – one of my favourite songs – and remembering early childhood times … cheers Hilary

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  3. Bill Nov 28, 2021 / 16:18

    Nicely done on the lighter side.
    Where I dwell, I’ve been declared OCD. I keep telling her, there is not such thing as clean dirt.
    Well told, Keith. 🙂

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  4. Sunra Rainz Nov 28, 2021 / 19:33

    Oh Keith! I’m glad you pointed out that was mud, for a second I thought the hippopotamus had visited and left you a present! 😀 I say, you can hold a tune though. Good work! 🙂

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  5. GHLearner Nov 28, 2021 / 20:39

    Hm, I wonder how Gloria found her end… This was so much fun, especially listening.

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  6. dorahak Nov 29, 2021 / 00:44

    Hilarious, Keith, and the graphics as much (muddy) fun! Thank you for the introduction to a song that is now dear to my heart! :>)
    Pax,
    Dora

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