Article: 261490 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 34x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:29:11 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 28 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O THE FUN LADY ************ The children stir. Could that be the tinkling of music coming up the street? Is it? It IS! It's the Fun Lady! The neighborhood, quiet in the noontime heat, stirs at the slamming of screen doors. Plaintive, birdlike voices cajole credits from porch- ensconced matrons. The crickets fall silent. The Fun Lady's truck is painted in neon pinks and greens. The children gather in the shade of the fold-down awning, small and eager. The Fun Lady leans out of her truck, her paper hat slightly askew. The alligator clips in her hands spark, stinking of bitter ozone. "Who's first?" she smiles. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.