The Remodel

Posted: August 17, 2019 in What Pegman Saw

Today Pegman took us to Middle Torch Key, Florida. I had fun researching flora and fauna and bugs. I hope you enjoy the result.

When Roger drug me to Middle Torch I figgered I’d died and gone straight to hell without even sniffin the boundaries of purgatory.
Our slapped-together house on stilts was so far offshore we rowed through a mile of skeeters just to climb a ladder into what served for a kitchen.
Not sayin nothin bout the bedroom.
Screw worms, ants and love bugs that didn’t show love to no one but theirselves tormented me like the devil hisself.

Days brightened when Calusa Injuns showed me a few things.
Best thing? Torchwood.
Roger bout peed his pants laughin when I done told him to use lit-up Torchwood to attract shrimps at night.
Later he claimed he’d conjured the idea hisself. Kept the profits in his raggedy pockets.

So, when he got cut up fightin, I kept the knowledge bout the antibiotic nature of Torchwood to myself.
Yessirree, now I’m redoin the kitchen.

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    You paint an awful picture of living there – I would hate to be “drug” there myself! But it sounds like the narrator learned a few things and is making the best of it. A little harsh to let Roger die like that, even him being a jerk, but then, some people dig their own graves.

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  2. Dale says:

    This was outstanding, Lish!
    I loved every single thing about it.

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  3. James McEwan says:

    The dialect was superb and I was dragged into the story, hook line and sinker. I liked this, if only it was longer I could read this all day.

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  4. Dear Lish,

    Ain’t it jest like a man to claim all good ideas is his? I reckon he got his comeuppance in the end. How’s that kitchen a-comin? Good one.



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  5. Lynn Love says:

    I agree with Dale – absolutely fantastic. Love the rhythm of the language, the creatures you found (love bugs – grand) and the tone is spot on, going from strife to a whole new life in a few sentences. Just gorgeous, Lish

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  6. This is grim, yet really funny. Gallows humor is my favorite. Well done, Lish

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  7. 4963andypop says:

    Great voice. Nothing like being out in the wild to prove who’s the hardiest.

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  8. k rawson says:

    What a great voice! Loved the dark humor especially.

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  9. Prior... says:

    Not sure where my
    Other comment went?
    Enjoyed this a lot – 😉
    Love the voice and the ending

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