Weekend Quickie #67

colorful chalks on old wooden table

An International Sidewalk Chalk Champion Artist


Taylor Swift


250 Words Max

8 thoughts on “Weekend Quickie #67

  1. Sucking on a huge rainbow lollipop and jamming to Taylor Swift on the headphones from the iPod held firmly in her other hand, the young girl skipped across the hopscotch board.
    Her golden hair reflected the sun that was high in the Oklahoma sky.
    She was wearing a blue gingham dress that bounced and flounced with every skip. Her black patent leather shoes were brand new and oh, so shiny.
    Her cherubic face had a little button nose and bright blue eyes that held just a glimmer of mischief.
    Everyone who saw her was mesmerized.
    Ah, but a cloud was making it’s way across the sky. People looked up and, knowing what that meant, made their way under the tents set up nearby.
    The young man kneeling near the girl stood and shook the chalk dust from his hands. Such was the life of a Champion Sidewalk Artist.
    His audience murmured, “Awww” as the child’s features began to wash away with the rain.

  2. One Sentence Challenge 🙂
    The International Sidewalk Chalk Champion Artist put the finishing touches on his masterpiece at the Oklahoma Sidewalk Chalk Open and stood to admire his drawing of Taylor Swift sucking on a lollipop.

  3. Regime Change
    First, I wanted to thank y’all for coming out here to this remote neck of the woods on this lovely June day. I know you all from the media expect a good story, and I expect I’m going to give it to you. Now you’ve known me for some big ideas, and you know I made a fortune deep-water drilling the Green Valley formation, and another fortune fracking the Marcellus Shale. Now less than three miles behind me is the land where my daddy died, a land that’s a slave hell on earth.
    What you see over to your right are two hundred sides of butchered Certified Angus, better-than-prime aged beef care of Cusack Meats of Oklahoma City, America, and those hundred barrel grills should be ready right soon. And to your left are one thousand Competition Pro TL-2691 speakers ready to blast out a playlist including Anthrax, Metallica, and Attila, with a sprinkling of lollipop like Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.
    So I’ve decided, beginning today, my life and fortune will go to emancipating the Hermit Kingdom. With winds out of the southeast, they’ll get a good whiff of Texas barbeque down Pyongyang way come this evening. And if you think of international bad boy Kim Jong Un as a demented sidewalk chalk artist, champion in his own mind, then I’m the effin’ rain! So how about we kick off this campaign with Jimi Hendrix doing the Star Spangled Banner at a couple hundred decibels?

  4. “You’re pretty good at this,” a girl said over my head. I heard her sucking on a lollipop.
    “Yeah, I’m actually an International Sidewalk Chalk Champion Artist.” I looked up. She was the spitting image of Taylor Swift, blonde hair, sweet smile, curious dark eyes. My heart skipped a beat. After weeks of drawing on the pavements of Oklahoma with nothing but a few dollars and a wrecked back from bending over my work, was this the reason I was here? To meet her? I smiled. “Hi.”
    “Hi. Really? You’re an international champion? That’s cool.” She crouched down to my level, both of us together in the sea of legs around us.
    “Ha, yeah, cool. There’s not much accolade in this field, though.”
    “Ah, accolade, that’s for dicks, that is.”
    I liked her even more, if that were possible. I stretched my back and indicated I was standing up.
    “Oh? Yeah, right.” We stood up together, with her smile growing as we did.
    “I really need a break. Do you fancy a drink or something?” I asked, trying not to be pushy.
    “Err, sure, why not?”
    I picked up my tools and placed them in my backpack, along with the meagre makings of the day. There was just enough for two coffees and a snack or two.
    “What about those? They’re great, what’ll happen to them?” She pointed to my pictures.
    “Safe and sound.” I took out my phone and took some pictures. “Come on, I know a good place.”

  5. Weekend Quickie #67 Richard Russell 11/18/14

    Write a 250 word story using these elements …

    1. International sidewalk chalk champion
    2. a lollipop
    3. Taylor Swift
    4. Oklahoma

    Standing atop a piece of candy dropped in the street, Bob the ant addresses a small crowd of assorted bugs. “Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to ‘The Lollipop’, Tulsa’s hottest curb-side talent show! Thank you for joining us. We’ve got a special line-up of talented artists in the show today. So, without further delay, let me introduce our first performer. Fresh off the plane on his first US tour, we have Gustav Boraski, international sidewalk chalk champion. Come on out here, Gustav. What are you going to create for us today, Gustav?”
    “I’m going to duplicate Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ in full color, Bob.” “Wonderful. OK, folks, while Gustav is working on that, let me introduce our next performer. On vacation from high school for the summer, welcome Sheena Grimly, here to do her impersonation of Taylor Swift.”
    “Thank you, Bob, but we talked about this before. You’re not paying me enough for this performance.”
    “Sheena, we’re not paying you anything.”
    “I know, Bob. That’s just it. I can’t make a living working for free. Do you work for free, Bob? ”
    “Well, That was GREAT, Sheena. That had Taylor Swift all over it.”
    “Thanks, Bob. Thank you for having me on the show.”
    “And now, folks, it’s my pleasure to introduce to you the Dry Creek Drama Club, performing the theme song from the hit musical, “Oklahoma!” “OOOOOOOOOklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping ‘cross the plain…”

    Then, a toddler picked up the lollipop and stuck it in his mouth, sending the entire show running and screaming for their lives.

    Bob sighed, “Some folks have no appreciation for the fine arts!”

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