Bradbury's Jar 320!

This is the back-up Bradbury's Jar. Each week, members post a response to a given prompt.
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Bradbury's Jar 320!

Post by ElectricWhite » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:35 pm

We're within spitting distance of Valentine's Day! :D What will the Magical Mystery Medicine Bottle have to say? Will the prompt be something about love and romance? High hopes and disappointment? Being executed in a bloody manner in front of thousands of cheering Roman spectators?

Let's find out.................this week's prompt is:

Exact

So use precise words when responding!
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Re: Bradbury's Jar 320!

Post by Daniella T » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:45 am

Ok, trying to post again -- the first time it didn't work, sorry if it's a double post:

//"Cooking is not an exact science," muttered Princess, hovering over a plate of goo.

"Not supposed to look like this?" asked Keyop doubtfully.

"It's not even an exact art," said Jason, walking into the kitchen.

Princess threw her arms up in the air.

"I tried to do something nice for Mark, for Valentine's Day. But it didn't work out."

"Yeah... I'd say..."

"Oh Jason, Mark will never see me as a woman," cried Princess.

"You want to do something nice for Mark, give him a break " he said seriously. "He sees you as a colleague first, and he needs to do that."

"I may be dancing naked in front of him and he wouldn't notice," continued Princess.

Jason had an attractive -- and dangerous-- vision. He tried to focus on something else.

"Just give him time," he said gruffly.

Princess opened her arms, put one around Keyop and the other around Jason.

"My two best friends," she said tenderly. "What would I do without you?"

Jason picked up some pizza delivery leaflets.

"Starve, probably," he shrugged, trying to keep the vision of a naked Princess away. Mark had better realise soon his explosives expert is a very attractive woman. Or he may end up with an explosives expert and a very frustrated gunner as well.//
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Re: Bradbury's Jar 320!

Post by GrumpyGhostOwl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 am

Poor Jason! He needs brain bleach.
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Re: Bradbury's Jar 320!

Post by GrumpyGhostOwl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:51 am

On a private balcony of the winter palace, Zoltar fell backwards in a sweep of regalia and landed among the scatter cushions on Mala’s day bed, to the chagrin of the bed’s occupant.

“Really, little brother,” Mala chided. “Must you be so melodramatic?”

“I cannot hear you,” Zoltar said. “My ears are still ringing from my audience with the Luminous One.”

“That is no excuse,” Mala grumbled. She picked up a cushion and dropped it on Zoltar’s face, but she did move over and make room, shifting her tablet and freezing the holo display. “It was a good plan. You were unlucky not to have succeeded,” she said.

“Very much so,” Zoltar sighed.

“I thought you couldn’t hear me,” Mala pointed out.

“You are a cruel and heartless woman,” Zoltar grumbled.

“Of course I am,” Mala said. “Have you only just noticed?”

Zoltar pushed aside the cushions and sat up. “You are not making this easy,” he said. “I am feeling sorry for myself and all you can do is argue.”

Mala shrugged. “Cruel and heartless, remember? As are you, dearest sib.”

“True,” Zoltar agreed. “All the same, can I not exact from you even a tiny bit of pity?”

“Very well,” Mala said. “I shall give you five minutes of pity, starting now.” She patted her brother on the shoulder. “There, there,” she said.

“Thank you,” Zoltar said. “I feel much better now.”
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Re: Bradbury's Jar 320!

Post by Daniella T » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:52 pm

Mala has been taking lessons from Sheldon Cooper when it comes to empathy!
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