Thursday, March 17, 2011

GET YOUR IRISH ON OR GET ON YOU IRISH (SOUNDS MORE FUN THIS WAY!) .... ST PATRICK'S DAY BLOGFEST!





Alexia and Colene are hosting a Luck of the Irish, St. Patty's Day blogfest.... How fun is that? Well, let me tell you. Write a flash fiction piece of about 200ish ( mines more ish than 200) fiction about this magical day. Don't forget to hop over to Alexia or Colene's blogs for all the entries.



In my freshman year, I worked my first internship at the NY Public Library. My excitement built as I climbed toward the proud lions, watching me with their intelligent eyes.
The vast entry echoed each one of my steps. In a whisper the librarian informed me where to go for my assignment.
Elevating down to the basement level, a whole other life existed in the bowels of this marble fortress. I heard a note of laughter. A  woman with iron curls greeted me.
“I’m Ruth. Welcome to the fascinating world of the picture gallery? How cute are you?”
Blushing, I introduced myself. 
“Girls, gather round and meet our new victim: Michael from SVA?” Several middle-aged woman waved to me from various desks. 
Ruth smiled and caught my eye. “It’s St. Paddy’s Day, and you’re in for a real eye-opening experience.” She stepped over to a desk and beckoned me.
I raised my brow and joined her. She demonstrated the no-muss, no-fuss way to mount a picture. 
I took my seat and stared at the two foot stack. This is an art internship? 

Bagpipe music filtered through the half-open windows two stories above me. Of course. The parade marches right past here.
Halfway through my stack, shadows brokeup the light. Ruth shrieks, “Son of a bitch!” as liquid streams from the window.

Two or three more golden showers flood her desk. “Drunken fools!” Ruth bellows. 
All our eyes are on Ruth as she waddles to get a Twenty foot poker. “I’ll knock you dicks off if you don’t get the hell out of here!” She rammed the pole through the center window, making contact. A husky male voice hollers in pain.
“Who’s next? I’m not picky ...”






And that my friends was my first St, Paddy’s Day in NYC. One I will never forget ... and neither will you.
I hope you enjoyed my entry.

27 comments:

  1. It was definitely a unique experience!

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  2. LMAO! Yeah, Irish and New York is a volatile combination. You never quite know what you're going to get.

    LOVE your flasher.

    Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  4. Yikes! Don't mess with Ruth!

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  5. With memories like that, it's no wonder you're a writer. What else could you be? Lol

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  6. Oh dear... yes... drunks can be indiscriminating *snicker* Love your coworkers!

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  7. Oh, that’s nasty! Go get ‘em Ruth!

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  8. Bahahahaha!! Hilarious! I loved it Michael! Awesome post! Thanks so much for playing along with us! Happy SPD! You have been counted!

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  9. Oh that flasher is too cute! What an experience! I'd love to be in NY for ST Paddy's day someday, and New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Some holidays definitely have a home!

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  10. Woo, go Ruth!! What a memory! :) This is too funny! Thanks for sharing, Michael!! Happy St. P day to you ~ :D

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  11. You see, Michael? No experience is ever wasted with a writer. Wow, Ruth, you da woman! LOL. Roland

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  12. Haha. That cracked me up. Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. LOL! That is indeed unforgettable!

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  14. I won't ever forget it! That's a great story. Happy St. Patrick's day!

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  15. That is so gross! Gotta keep those windows CLOSED.

    Happy St. Pat's to you.

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  16. Happy St Patrick's Day to you, Michael! What a funny story you've got! :)

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  17. Whoever said that librarians are dry and dusty never met up with your experience.
    Good craic. I will join the '300', especially if you post a photo or action shot of Gerard Butler.

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  18. Hmmm....that wasn't true, was it? Love the green font, though!
    erica

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  19. Wow! That is bizaree & funny :) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh wow, that's hilarious! I can't believe that actually happened to you. I love that library too.

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  21. OMG, I thought that was fictional at first! What lame dudes, peeing into a library. Ruth sure showed them!

    Thanks for participating!

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  22. LOL! THat is too much! Hey congrats on 300 and Happy St. Patty's Day, my friend. :)

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  23. I heart Ruth! Way to go. If that had been my first experience there, I would never leave! Nice touch with the flasher. :-)

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  24. Wow, bet that was an eye-opener for you. LOL!!

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  25. This was great! How funny. Nicely written too! :)

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  26. Ha! that was great! Definitely made me laugh :D

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