Saturday, March 12, 2016


Ah, yesterday.

I worried that the government, UPS and the Postal Service would present me with an elephant when all I’d ordered and expected was an electric razor.

Well —

6 African elephants arrive at Sedgwick Co. Zoo

WICHITA, Kan. —The newest residents of the Sedgwick County Zoo are spending their first night in their new home. After months of anticipation, six African elephants arrived in Wichita Friday afternoon. The elephants came in on two large

And I received a small carryable box with an electric shaver.

And I no longer have a beard. It took a while to rid myself of that, nd my face is raw. But I’m over it; the beard. Over it. My face is clean and not quite smooth. Scars you understand. Hair free. Clean  and I didn’t drown today.

So, Wichita is richer by six large eared elephants. I need to go to the zoo, some time this summer.

I spoke with Renter yesterday. He brought over t pie his mom baked as payment for tilling he garden plot. Renter was a band member for seven years. High School. They also had a small unit that played for various groups in the community. He played trumpet. He gave me a single sentence hint that has broken the block I was developing with the low notes I’ve been struggling with.

I now progress. I like that.  I was getting tired of playing Jingle Bells. The season is over, you know.

He also updated me on the well the village uncovered in the intersection of Main and Main. Like in the village center. The EPA doesn’t want them using the well for the fire truck. The EPA said there might be untold microscopic nasty’s in that water so it cannot be used around town on fixing roads. The EPA says that if we hook the fire trucks up to the potable water system – the hydrants – then we would probably spread the nasty’s into the water system.

The EPA was asked what they expected us to do when filling the water trucks and they said we must use potable water. They were then asked if they were aware where we filled the trucks when fighting range fires, if not from the cattle watering holes and the drainage ponds in the middle of the pastures where the fire’s were burning.

The EPA insisted that we must fill the truck from the potable water or we could not use them on house fires in the village. Again because of contamination.

Once the EPA was out of ear shot, someone was heard to mutter; “Good. The microbes are gone.”


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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