Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mildly Creepy

Here's what I found in my mailbox yesterday: mail, a used tube of toothpaste, and a used toothbrush.

At first I didn't think too much about it. Obviously there must be a reason why the toothpaste and toothbrush were there. Of course! I'm sure you've all had random oral hygiene props show up in YOUR mailbox, right?

But the more I thought about it, the weirder it seemed. So now I want a good explanation. Spin a scenario for me, please--that's today's writing prompt.


Tiffany said...

There is valuable DNA all over that toothbrush, which is why Hector's wife stole it from him. She suspects that he is the Salt Lake Strangler, but since he has a clean record, his DNA is not on file. She swiped his toothbrush (for DNA) and toothpaste (for fingerprints) and meant to deliver it to the SL Chief of Police while out on her morning run. She got the addresses mixed up (because she's dyslexic) and put it in the mailbox of a local columnist instead. Unfortunately, someone will die tonight because of the sad effects of dyslexia.

Q said...

Spoiler alert!

I, unfortunately, have the real answer. It was left by me, for a friend who left it up in Logan. Apparently, Keenan's little sister is as absent minded as her older brother and forgot to come pick it up on Monday.

But, as always, the truth is not quite as fun as the endless possibility of stories. So, just pretend I never said any of that.


Louise Plummer said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Michemily said...

Jeremy was a guy who liked to be well-prepared and punctual for his dates. And though he was looking forward to a second date with a blind date from last week, his whole day had been going wrong. First his car didn't start up and it had to be jumped by the next-door neighbor. Then he forgot his lunch and realized that in his hurry to leave for work, he'd left his toothbrush and toothpaste on the roof of his car and they were long gone. Finally, his boss went on and on about who-knows-what as the clock ticked and ticked. When Jeremy was at last able to leave, he barely had enough time to stop by a store and grab a new toothbrush and some toothpaste before heading home to drop some trivial necessity off to his roommate and head over to the lucky girl's house only a few minutes late (he'd send a text). But right after he pulled up to a parking spot a few houses down from his place, grabbed his new toothbrush and toothpaste, got out of the car, and had his fingers in texting position, he saw a horror: the girl he was to pick up had somehow come to the conclusion that she should show up at his house. She waved from her car and started to get out to come over to him. Without a moment's hesitation, Jeremy put a small squeeze of toothpaste on his tongue, and shoved both tube and brush in the nearest mailbox. "Oh, hi Abby!" he said, smiling to hide his swishing tongue. "Ready for our date?"

BBB said...

Hey, I think you should learn more about this Keenan and his little sister. They just might be some good fodder for a story!!! LOL.

BBB said...

More importantly, has Keenan been brushing his teeth since he forgot his toothbrush??? Yikes.