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Randy-Author:when out of ideas, start with a word

      When I sit in front of my computer with nothing to say, a good place to start is with a word.

      Now my word for today is “stump.”  The word just came to me.

     Stump tree a tree trunk elm desire yes desire O’Neill burn fire stump on the stump political season on fire speech stump lost a leg in the war got cold feet. O’Neill lost his leg in the war and covered his stump with a sock use a sock before he got his prostheses.

       O’Neill lost his leg in the war and met his bride with a Christmas stocking over on his stump.

       O’Neill lost his leg in the war. His bride bought him a stocking for his stump.

       O’Neill lost his leg in the war and tried to put a sock on the leg he lost. The foot that he lost felt cold so he asked for the sock. The sock had to be a Christmas stocking to fit his stump.

       O’Neill lost his leg in the war and tried to put a sock on the foot he lost. The foot felt cold so he asked for the sock. A nurse found a Christmas stocking for his stump. She asked…it could be a he…he asked how’s that. That’s good. Anything for service men. Anything?

      O’Neill lost his leg in the war and tried to put a sock on the foot he lost. The foot felt cold so he asked for the sock. A nurse found a Christmas stocking that would fit his stump. He put the stocking on the stump, made it all comfortable and snug, and asked “how’s that?”

      “That’s good. Now I’m ready for Christmas.”

      “You weren’t ready before?”

      “No, I had frost bite. Can’t you see that? You’re suppose to be a nurse.”

      O’Neill lost his leg in the war and tried to put a sock on the foot he lost. The foot felt cold so he asked for a bigger sock. A nurse found a Christmas stocking that would fit his stump and put it on it, making it all comfortable and snug. He then asked, “how’s that?”

      “Warm and comfy. Now I’m ready for Christmas.”

      “You weren’t before?”

     “Before I was freezing, now I’m ready to see my bride. Think she’ll like the Christmas wrapping?”

      “I think she will. In fact, I know she will. Women like bright colors. If I know women…

      “Is that why you are nurse?”

      “Yes, and that’s why I like to be around women.”

      O’Neill lost his leg in the war and tried to put a sock on the foot he lost. The foot felt cold so he asked for a bigger sock. A nurse found a Christmas stocking that would fit his stump. He put the stocking on the stump, made it all comfortable and snug, and asked, “how’s that?”

      “That’s good. Now I’m ready for Christmas.”

      “You weren’t ready before?”

     “Nope.”

      O’Neill lost his leg in the war and met his bride with a Christmas stocking on his stump. She was the nurse who first came to his aid. Boy, he really desired her.

     And so forth!

     Randy Ford

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