The Best Relative Ever

Posted: May 28, 2017 in What Pegman Saw
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Today Pegman transported us to Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Wouldn’t it be a fun place to visit in person?

Uncle Chai Son strung all the electrical wires in our city. Every single one. He delicately balanced a wobbly wooden ladder on the hood of his van then carefully climbed to the tippy-top in his too-big straw sandals before flinging wires this way and that until a whole neighborhood was electrified.
My cousins and I watched in awe – if we weren’t in school that is. Oh, yes Uncle Chai Son was the most amazing man we knew. When we accidentally mentioned Chai Son was a relative our classmate’s eyes grew wide. “No! You’re related to him?
Because Uncle was so amazing, government inspectors ignored the fact that the wires above the Wangthong Bungalow were a little off-center, perhaps bent? The guests had light, didn’t they? The day after the building burnt down – thank goodness only two people were slightly burned – Uncle Chai Son disappeared. Some people suggest that he, too, is now electrified.

(151-words)

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Comments
  1. James says:

    Or just on the run.

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  2. k rawson says:

    Quite a character you’ve crafted. Crackling and quirky tale 🙂

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  3. Dear Lish,

    Dare I say, “electrifying story?” Nah…too cheesy. 😉 I love where you went with this. Uncle Chai Son sounds like quite a guy.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Thanks, Rochelle. The wires to the right side of the picture don’t match up. I began to wonder why then Uncle Cha Son wandered into my head. I’m pleased you liked this quirky tale. Lish

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  4. Excellent character study. I like the use of repetition in this piece.

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  5. I agree with Hardy. This is excellent characterisation, the use of repetition only making the character come out more memorable.

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  6. jellico84 says:

    Oh, what a twisted end you’ve made for us. Loved the story, though.

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