The Sound – Mondays Finish the Story

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

The Sound

“Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?” called Joshua.

“Yessum, Pa!” answered Joshua’s three boys. All three of ’em were scratchin’ to beat the band. Everybody was. The dang mosquitoes was out in force that year. Well the boys of Joshua Folkes thought big, real big. Soon, they had a plan.

It took near three days to collect all the cans and assemble them. The wind chimes they made were so big they hung ’em at Pritchart’s Pine. Yeah, they was that big. When them chimes rang you could hear it everywhere. Them boys created the perfect sound, and all the mosquitoes in the county suddenly dropped dead.

They held a celebration in honor of Joshua’s boys. But then, Mayor Hambly stood up and talked fer like forever! He made it sound like the chimes was all his idea and the boys just helped.

That’s when Joshua looked at his boys, saying, “What you got for Politicians?”
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Written for Mondays Finish the Story. Each week, Barbara Beacham provides a first-born photo as a writing prompt. She also jump-starts things with the first sentence. This week it’s, “Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?” Look here to see what other folks did with the prompts: https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/381/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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41 Responses to The Sound – Mondays Finish the Story

  1. Awesome! If only it were that easy…. *sigh*

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  2. babso2you says:

    I love the last line and would like to see what the boys come up with! Thanks for another excellent contribution to the MFtS challenge WordMaster. Be well… ^..^

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  3. Francesca Smith says:

    Wow, so much hate recently for politicians. Nevertheless, and as usual, very entertaining.

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  4. Having lived in the South most of my life… I want those chimes. Mosquitoes throw parties when I walk outside! Now fix those politicians boys!!! Great story as always.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Most folks in the South need something like that. I could use one myself! If we can fix the skeeters and the politicians, it’ll be a paradise! Thanks so much! 🙂

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  5. Shannon says:

    I am such a fan of the way the way you write dialogue, because I always hear your stories in the exact voice that’s meant – for instance, I heard this one being read by the voice over guy from Dukes of Hazzard 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Oh that’s awesome. Yeah, Waylon Jennings is the perfect voice for this one. I’m glad you heard that. It’s good to know the dialog is doing what I want it to do. Thanks so much, Shannon! 🙂

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  6. Hahaha! It made me wonder if there are such a thing as cans of “sh!t”, they could hang those on the wind chimes. lol

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  7. Indira says:

    If we can fix the politicians… is the biggest problem. Nice entertaining story.

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    • EagleAye says:

      It certainly is, even though they’re supposed to be the ones fixing problems, instead of being the problem. Well, one thing at time. It used to be that AIDS was a death sentence. Now with the help of drugs, people survive. Maybe the same methods can be applied to politicians. Thank you kindly, Indira. 🙂

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  8. kirizar says:

    Nicely light-hearted. As the election year approaches, I would dearly love to know what the ‘boys’ have got for politicians. I suspect we could use some of whatever it is.

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  9. I hope Ma got the credit. I’d put up with double the mosquitoes is we could find a cure for the politicians! Great job!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Seems to be the general consensus. Maybe forcing politicians to do honest, hard work, day after day right alongside their constituents would set them to rights? One can only hope. Thank you kindly! 🙂

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  10. List of X says:

    Actually, if we could get these chimes to kill mosquitoes worldwide, it would still be pretty a good thing. Do you know mosquitoes are the second most lethal creature on earth? (after humans, obviously 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      I think they’d love to see (hear?) them in the Pacific islands and in Africa, and South America, and…and… That fact doesn’t surprise me in the least. Mosquito-borne malaria is a major problem in much of the world. Here’s another fun fact. Did you know more people are killed by cows every year than are killed by sharks? It’s true.

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  11. storydivamg says:

    Great ending there. I hope the boys manage to deliver on that one too.

    Cheers!
    MG

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  12. phylor says:

    I would like a set of those chimes. I am bothered both by mosquitos and by politicians. Where I live, there are invasive tiger mosquitos. Scary. But then, the governor of my state is even scarier.
    I got the laugh so often I do reading your stories. As usual, the intriguing twist.

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  13. Ira PT says:

    I started reading this story with a pre-notion but then by the end I realized you had struck two mosquito variants with a single weapon – the chimes.

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  14. ansumani says:

    There may be some collateral damage when they make the wind-chimes for Politicians. Funny story!

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    • EagleAye says:

      You mean possible injury to Human Beings? It might, but I trust in unusual technical skill of the boys. Plus, the greed and power-mongering of most politicians has stripped away most of their humanity. It’s unlikely any true humans would be injured. 😉 Thank you kindly! 🙂

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  15. Tena Carr says:

    Ha Ha… Great story. 🙂 Loved the ending.

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  16. John Yeo says:

    🙂 Malaria is cured by tin cans Eric ~ Brilliant last line ~ 🙂

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  17. loricarlson66 says:

    What a great story! and I love the twist at the end! If they can get rid of mosquitoes, surely they can find something to repel politicians! Wonderful!

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    • EagleAye says:

      We can only hope it works, and society will be rid of those blood-sucking leeches…the mosquitoes too. 😉 Thank you kindly! 🙂

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      • loricarlson66 says:

        Yes, they are really getting on my nerves right now… will be so glad when elections are over and they go back to doing and saying little… You are most welcome 🙂

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