Sunday, December 04. 2016

There is an author tha specializes in long gone and recently gone Kansas towns.

Sadly there may soon be another for that author to write in his sixteenth or seventeenth book.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) –

The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people. Its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric bill for a half-dozen or so street lights that illuminate the unpaved streets.

Some residents want to dissolve their city, but that hasn’t been easy.

I must confess that my near neighbor pisses me off by being.

He stopped the other day and tried to tell me all about his afflictions. At the same time he wanted to know what medicine I had that was in a blue and white container.

I told him the only medicine in my home was Bayer aspirin. Near neighbor looked at me like I was lying. I explained to him that I was aware that it had been him shining the flshlight through the front windows at about 0100 hrs two nights previous, and the container he thought blue and white was actually purple and grey.

I also had to explin to him that he was, I thought, eligible for Medi-kade and he should use it to talk over his physical problems and the proper medicines.

I’m sure, from the expression on his face, that the dig he thought he was delivering about the color of my container was eclipsed by the dig of the Medi-Kade.

Such a sorry way to live, what with all this one up’s man ship.

He is rather thin skinned, however. He is also addicted to welfare checks. One of his former employers told me one time that: “Oh, he can do the work. It’s just a matter of getting him to do it.”

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

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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