Thursday, July 10, 2008

Entry #3

Yogi’s Last Ride
by Alexander Salas


Yogi heard the ringing. The bell lap. I’m so close to the end. He dreaded meeting Death on a bicycle.

“Me riding a bike…” Yogi despised being a circus performer. “Me… riding a bike…that’s what people find entertaining? Don’t they know who I am? Well… no more…no way…I’ll shake the Grim Reaper’s hand on a motorcycle…yeah…a motorcycle.”

Yogi still considered himself an actor. At the height of his popularity, drugs, women and loneliness stalked him like prey. Eventually, his audience evaporated. And along with his fans, Yogi’s money began disappearing. Ringling was a last resort.

Yogi tossed the bike in the dumpster.

Like any good-old cowboy, Yogi rode off into the sunset. And unlike any good-old cowboy, he rode on five-hundred horses.

Sunlight’s last glimmer reflected on the windshield. Rushing wind greeted him like a long lost friend. His once dormant genitals sprung back to life. Freedom overwhelmed Yogi. This is better than a picnic basket.

22 comments:

BernardL said...

LOL!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Memories of the past would always haunt,especially for the fallen.

Nice narration.

Sarah Hina said...

So funny! I'm glad that Yogi rescued himself from such humiliation. He's too cool for that. ;)

Really enjoyed your wildly imaginative take! Especially that last line.

ChrisEldin said...

I *love* the energy in this one!!

JaneyV said...

Where was Boo-boo when his friend was in such dire straits? LOL Alexander - this brought a big smile to my face.

J.C. Montgomery said...

This is great. I am still smiling.

Beth said...

Haha. Terrific story!

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely a big LOL

wrath999 said...

Thanks to all of the above who made comments. I appreciate it.

alex

K. Lawson Gilbert said...

He's better than the average bear!

Unique take and funny too.

KLG

September said...

:)
I always loved Yogi.
I cheered as he threw the bike in the dumpster.

Yeah Yogi! You show them!

September said...

I pressed "enter" too soon.
Wanted to say I enjoyed the entire third paragraph "Yogi still considered himself an actor" -- goes to show, not even a bear is spared the frustrations of stardom.

HavasuSharon said...

Yahoo for Yogi. I especially loved the paragraph. 'Like any good-old cowboy, Yogi rode off into the sunset. And unlike any good-old cowboy, he rode on five-hundred horses.' He's definitely got his priorities in order. A fun read. Well done.

24crayons said...

I think this was just fun! Great way to go with the picture.

Jaye Wells said...

I love it!

wrath999 said...

To the people I have not yet thanked, thank you for your comments.

alex

Dottie said...

Very funny and I love how you dealt with the eunuch nature of Yogi. As an adult I find that aspect of him disturbing. Love it!

laughingwolf said...

google ate my post! GRRRR

very nicely wrought, had a good chuckle :)

JR's Thumbprints said...

If you had Yogi as a baseball coach, instead of a circus performer, then there would have been all kinds of silly quotes to use. Then again, with only 250 words, you probably picked the right occupation for your character.

Aine said...

Go Yogi-- go out in style!

Great reminder to embrace one's passions in life.

I like stories that put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing this!

wrath999 said...

To everyone, once again thank you for your comments.

I appreciate it


alex

jason evans said...

I like the raw effect the bike has. He's got it better than the good-old cowboys.