The Battle for the Garage



Oh, what an awful sight
When the lawnmower and chainsaw
Got into a fight

The oilcans stood in a row
Making slow turns as the fight
Moved to-and-fro

The snowblower looked away
Knowing the winner would
Challenge him some day

The spade whispered to the hoe
That what caused this ruckus
He just didn’t know

The rake put a dollar on a bet
That the lawnmower would survive
And win this fight yet

Just when it seemed it would never end
That the fight must go on all of the night
A human stepped in
And turned on the light


Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Nick Allen.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

(Doesn’t it look like those oil cans are watching something?)

73 thoughts on “The Battle for the Garage

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think you are right. Just about every guy who replied to this mentioned that their garages or sheds are always a mess no matter how much time they spend cleaning and organizing. This has to be the reason…


  1. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    LOL … Trent this is awesome. I love your sense of humor. A fun approach to the photo prompt.
    I kept thinking of the pets, in the movie, who would do all kinds of things when their owners were gone. Can’t remember the title. I could read this story again and again. Super write …
    Isadora 😎

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The humans seem to think they are the tamer of all gadgets, but years ago, when I was in IT support, I learned otherwise ;) I’m not sure why they were fighting. There is a shop-vac in the corner, that was once described as “sexy”, so maybe that is it…


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. yes, that is the only way those things end, is with the human coming in. As I’ve said in other comments, this is the real reason guys garages/sheds/workspace are always so messy ;)

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