A Head Case

     I knew right away they were barking up the wrong tree–he would just pass the buck.  After all, he always has a chip on his shoulder.  His recent girlfriend had dropped him like a hot potato because of his bad temper, always having an ax to grind and he drinks like a fish too. 

     Someone needs to give that boy a taste of his own medicine, otherwise how is he ever going to learn that you treat people the way you would like to be treated?  Make no bones about it; I don’t think that lad is playing with a full deck!

     He has a knee-jerk reaction to any type of conflict–he’s a real hot head–flipping the bird willy-nilly.  He never stops to think before he acts and flies off the handle at the drop of a hat.  And it’s not like he’s a new kid on the block, he grew up here and has a lot of flesh and blood support who have given him everything but the kitchen sink.  There’s no excuse for his boorish behavior. 

     It seems he often ends up with just a slap on the wrist when being confronted.  He can be very charming and manipulative to wheedle out of paying his dues.  He’s loud and obnoxious, and always tries to steal the limelight.  I say, pick up your ears buddy, put a sock in it, and straighten up and fly right!

Entry for dVerse Poets:  Idioms   http://dversepoets.com/2011/11/12/poetics-what-did-you-call-me/ and The Purple Treehouse:  http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com


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  1. wow…stopped counting how many idioms you managed to pack into your story…kudos…well played!!


  2. wow…between you and stephen i dont know if you left any idioms out…lol…yes he needs a taste of his own medicine for sure…ha, wish he could read it…and a few he’s that i know just like him…


    • There’s plenty more believe me. If you start looking for them, you’ll be amazed. Thanks for the fun prompt today, Brian.


  3. Fantastic! Fun run with the prompt… you nailed it 🙂


  4. holy cow! 😉 It is amazing to me that this entire write is comprised of idioms and it all made complete sense. nice job!


  5. great weaving of the idioms here….i thought we only had to pick one… but you got a nice story here… well done~


  6. LOL that was great


  7. Fun! I love it and so does my son!


  8. manicddaily

     /  November 12, 2011

    Amazing how you got all those in and still had a sense of character! K.


  9. Wow, an idiom flood. That was great . . . um, are you talking about my oldest? 0-0


  10. You hardly needed anything else but connections. Good work incorporating the idioms into a story! Very deft and well played.


    • I know! I so appreciate your generous compliment, Gay–thank you. And I loved listening to you read your cool, cool story yesterday!


  11. I love this, Gayle. I didn’t realize what you were doing until I stopped into dversepoets site to see what the challenge was. Great job of including so many idioms in your story. I like this alot. It was an interesting.
    Izzy xoxo


    • Idioms! I decided to do this short story instead of a poem–it came easier to me for some reason. Thanks so much, Izzy.

      Gayle xoxo


  12. Androgoth

     /  November 13, 2011

    You certainly have a wide ranging talent Gayle, and I have enjoyed reading this one, so cleverly constructed and with all the necessary ingredients 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of
    afternoon and evening 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


    • I appreciate your very kind compliments, Androgoth. I have paid a visit to your space today and left a couple of comments for you. The week will be starting up again soon, I hope it will be a good one for you. xoxo


  13. Well! you certainly pulled a rabbit out of the hat, with the copious idioms used. Ha.
    Very good Job.


  14. Brilliantly done and a great deal of fun.


  15. I like that your idiom poem was about an idiot. 😉


  16. Clever and fun. Thanks, Gayle! Smiles here …


  17. amazing piece Gayle, just amazing. wow!



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