Hello Dear Readers! Today it’s time for the Trifecta 333-word writing challenge. This week’s prompt is the third definition of the word: ecstasy: trance; especially : a mystic or prophetic trance
Larry Flerd Gets Tested
Larry Flerd’s day started out disastrous even for Larry Flerd.
But at least he found his glasses. He located their position in the wee hours of the morning when he crushed them under his left foot on the way to the bathroom to get an aspirin for the headache he had developed from not being able to find his glasses.
Larry reacted by yelping and waking up his wife, Lorna. She turned on the light and squinted sleepily in Larry’s direction.
“Hey lookee Lorna! I found my glasses!” Larry smiled sheepishly which was the only way Larry Flerd ever smiled.
Lorna groaned, turned off the light and threw her head on her pillow while Larry stumbled into the bathroom and pawed through medicine bottles. An avalanche of containers tumbled noisily to the floor. A large bottle of Pepto Bismal broke and oozed pink syrup.
“Larry! What are you doing in there?” Lorna demanded.
“I just found the Pepto Bismal, honey!” Larry answered.
Lorna punched her pillow, then curled it up over her ears and squeezed her eyes shut.
“Lorna! I can’t find the aspirin, and I have to take my driver’s test in less than three hours!”
Lorna sighed the sigh of a woman who had been married to Larry Flerd for fourteen years. She threw back the covers and was halfway to the bathroom when Larry shouted, “Never mind, honey, I found it!”
* * *
“Now let me get this straight, Mr. Flerd,” the policeman said. “You were taking your driver’s test and were instructed to turn right by this gentleman here. The policeman nodded indicating the DMV driving-test administrator.
“That’s right officer,” Larry said.
“And you’re claiming you didn’t even see the wax museum?”
“Well I have this headache and my glasses got lost and . . .”
“And the Virgin Mother in a state of ecstasy? That is now attached to the grill of your car? Is a result thereof?”
“Bingo!” Larry Flerd said, smiling his big sheepish smile.
Until next time . . . I love you