Doris:Fail Grades in Hist and Geog

Ok, I have already admitted I am more comfortable with A.D. than B.C. and that this is going to make judging the first annual Itchy Ankle writing contest very difficult.  I am pretty sure that Doris Brazil will lose points on both history and geography. Take a look at her entry below:

Ambient Itchy Ankle. Marshland, wetland, mango and bayou. Dirt roads; alligator alleys. Cajun bolt hole, Blarneycrone’s backwater. DC seems a million miles away yet in a reality a short airboat ride away.

Would Itchy Ankle ever have had mangos and alligators? How common were airboats more than 2000 years ago? I am not sure there could have been Cajun bolt holes before the Louisiana purchase and indeed British presence in what we now call Canada… but perhaps I’m just being picky?

Anyhow, I am under extreme pressure from the Cackler to declare her the winner and may be forced to do this if the volume and quality of entries don’t pick up. Save me from charges of nepotism and write your tweet-length story of prehistoric Itchy Ankle or DC and submit it NOW.


About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to Doris:Fail Grades in Hist and Geog

  1. Rex says:

    Dogs yawn.
    Crickets sleep.
    Uncles snore.
    Sunlight tests a tentative twinkle,
    on the lapping shoreline lulls…
    But oh, so slowly,
    Itchy Ankle sighs.
    What is this modern world coming to?
    It’s all getting much too bloody hectic.

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