“Bubba,  look at that will you? It’s been there all day. Grill and propane tank just waiting for  corn-on-the cob fit for a king.”

“Or fit for Bubba,” laughed Stu. “Let’s run down to the store and buy some meat. Maybe even add a couple of spuds.”

“We will be back for a formal dinner by five; dinner by six. Can you beat that?”

From the bushes, Wes gave Barb a grin, “Yes, Barb and I can beat that. We will have steak, taters, and corn on a silver hubcap! Tomorrow you will be hungry – with a headache.”

They shared a conspiratorial glance.


Old proverb: “Best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

One hundred word picture prompt by Rochelle Wiscoff PHOTO PROMPT © Bill Reynolds Link right over to see other submissions on this topic.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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17 Responses to BEST LAID PLANS

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Any chance they could all share nicely? Plenty Plenty go round all? I suspect not.

  2. neilmacdon says:

    I can see this ending in tears

  3. capost2k says:

    The most common “last words” in Tennessee and Kentucky are “Hey, Bubba, watch THIS!” 😂

  4. draliman says:

    None of that sounds very hygienic!

  5. kirstenuninterrupted says:

    Wonderful story. I am not sure how sanitary that grill is! 🙂 Although, I love steak, taters, and corn!!!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I think the fire takes care of live bugs, at least the ones big enough to see. Some friend might suggest to them that if they are going to continue the form of eating, perhaps they should carry some hand sanitizer. 😀

  6. Margaret says:

    Wes and Barb seem like a shifty pair. But well fed, no doubt.

  7. jillyfunnell says:

    I think it’ll take more than the 7/11 wet paper towels to clean up their act!

    • oneta hayes says:

      I’m simply emphasizing that the standard of cleanliness for Wes and Barb is based on how many wet paper towels it takes to make things “clean enough.” Thanks for replying.

  8. Wes & Barb seem a bit untrustworthy.
    I wonder what they’re going to do next.
    Interesting …

  9. ahtdoucette says:

    LOL. Strangest trap with the strangest best ever. Now I want to know if they actually snare their quarry or not. Too fun.

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