Daily Prompt: In Loving Memory and The Last Word

OK, it’s  kinda creepy to write my own obit but I used to write copy at a local TV station and one of my jobs was to call the county and troll the newspapers (way before the internet) to learn  if anybody “important” had died and write the obit so this is not a new concept to me. It’s also a device therapists use to prove some kind of point in couples therapy–I’m not sure what exactly, as I’ve never been to therapy, although many have suggested it! And I do mean many.

Princess Rosebud of Enchanted Seashells is dead. Her stupid ass tugboat captain husband went out to sea and never came home. She was polishing her ten-carat diamond purchased with the insurance money, took a good look at it under the loupe to make sure there wasn’t any dirt in the crevices, tripped over one of her many cats; the diamond flew into the air, her mouth opened to scream, good old gravity caused the trajectory of the diamond to end up in her open mouth, and she choked on it and died.  When her son finally called the police to make a welfare check, the body was unrecognizable because the   eight cats and six dogs had been VERY hungry. The good news is that the swallowed diamond was left intact and looked none the worse for wear.

42 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: In Loving Memory and The Last Word

  1. Wow. I think I understand why they use this as a type of therapy.

    P.S. Penny has been looking over my shoulder while I’m reading your post and said, “Oh! It’s snowing!”🙂


    • Hi to Penny, I love the snow! I think in therapy you’re prob supposed to list some of the pretend deceased best qualities they would miss, I don’t think you’re supposed to be facetious. Oh well. thanks for commenting!


    • Yes, I did see that movie! Are you inside my head? I’ve even called him “the ghost” because he’s just a voice now, a once a day phone call, I tell him he doesn’t really exist, I love the making tons of $$. I love that a lot!

      On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • Funny you should say that…I am! And thank you VERY much! *(Hey, did you hear that, if any publishers are listening??? Ms.Petit4chocolatier thinks I should a book! I’m ready for the bidding to start!) * On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • The dark side…I just read it over the phone to the captain. He didn’t really like it, well, he liked the writing, but he didn’t like the storyline of him dying, me choking and getting eaten by my animals…he prefers the upbeat and positive side of my humor, my gently mocking side. But I really liked this one, hope you did too!

      On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 10:33 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


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