The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
of JzB
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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

VisDare 2

Leon's Great Adventure
[119 words]

Leon was one spaced-out kid.

I never realized how much until he actually did it.

He told me this was a trick he'd been working on, but I never believed him.  You wouldn't 've either.  You know that.

"By the big ol' pine tree, down at the corner," he told me, "That's the spot.  That's where it's gonna happen."

Ever the showman, he popped up on one wheel, slowed to a coast [I could never keep my balance like he did] and as he drifted past the tree, he followed his front wheel out of our space into some strange other place where I couldn't follow.

I hope it's better for him there. 

It was a one way trip.


  1. Interesting. I have a bad feeling about his fate, but I'm not really sure why.

  2. HUH. Now I really like this one. If I'm reading you correctly, you've framed the story so that the photograph captures Leon just as his front wheel disappears and begins to pull him right out of this world. Like Sharry, I'm not entirely convinced Leon ended well; but I'm curious all the same of what he crossed into...!

  3. A great story.
    What's more amazing is that I came up with something very similar, even had the same name, and all that before I read yours ..... honest!


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