Mango Chucker

Photo by: Barbara W. Beacham

She lived in a mango tree. The whole town loved her. Residents visited daily for some of her fresh mangoes. It wasn’t only the taste that people appreciated, it was her method of delivery.

Paul sat outside Buck’s Bar sipping one of Buck’s powerful home brews. Billy, from out-of-town, joined him and pointed to Celia Espinoza. She sold mangoes from her tree house in her own unique style. People received their mangoes tossed between her legs, hurled around her back, and heaved over her head.

“What’s she doing?” said Billy.

“That’s how Celia sells her mangoes,” grinned Paul proudly.

“Hey Lady!” shouted Billy to Celia ninety-feet across the street. “I want one!”

“I wouldn’t do that,” winced Paul. “She not only throws far…”

“Billy didn’t hear him as he giggled. “This should be funny.”

The incoming mango struck Billy squarely across the nose, and he sailed through the bar’s front door.

Paul finished, “…She throws really hard.”
Written for Mondays Finish the Story. This week the opening sentence was, “She lived in a mango tree.” Look here to see what other folks wrote:

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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20 Responses to Mango Chucker

  1. LRose says:

    Town eccentrics make life fun!

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  2. Hahaha! I think she is in the wrong business. Sounds like she should be a baseball pitcher! Great story Eric as always, and I loved it!

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  3. Knocked right between the eyes with another off-kilter prompt response. Still laughing.

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  4. John Yeo says:

    Knocked Billy for six ~ Nice take on the prompt Eric 🙂

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  5. Lyn says:

    How sad. Billy isn’t going to be able to enjoy that deliciously sweet aroma of the mango for some time I should think. Nethermind…I think he’ll get over it one day 😉

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  6. justmaria says:

    Hahaha. This is really a funny take. I enjoyed every bit of it. 😀

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  7. babso2you says:

    Nicely done Oh WordMaster. Once correction if I may: You are missing the link that I think you meant to stick at the end…. Thank you for participating in the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. Be well… ^..^

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  8. Funny Eric. He should have listened. Well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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