Hello Dear Readers! It’s time once again for the Trifecta Writing Challenge. This week our prompt for the story is the third definition of crush:: to reduce to particles by pounding or grinding <crush rock>
El Guapo Guapola Takes the Plunge!
Full-Time Adventurer and Part-Time Blogger, El Guapo Guapola and his hired Sherpa, Jimmy, trudged through the snow at the base of Mount Everest, synchronizing their steps to the rhythm of ZZTop – Double Back as they began their historic ascent up the mountain.
For you see, El Guapo Guapola was about to attempt to become the very first human to bungee jump from the top of Mount Everest, and, if he was successful, he would not only have the world at his feet, he might possibly have the world as far up as his mid-thy.
“Jimmy, my man,” said El Guapo. “Hand me another clove cigarette so that I may dangle it languidly from my lips.”*
Jimmy reached into his backpack and fished out a clove cigarette. “Would you like your usual shot of Jameson to go with that?”
“But of course!” said our hero.
The only sound that could be heard was the crush of ice as Jimmy set up a full rocks glass of Jameson. EG downed the shot. Smooth* and thought about a Sunday afternoon long ago where the very same drink had been the catalyst for his historic naked dance on the bar of a pub he couldn’t remember the name of.
As they climbed higher, EG was starting to get chilled from the Arctic (or possibly Antarctic) winds and began to question his decision to wear his Lucky Rock Climbing Outfit. He was thankful he had remembered to include his ski clothes in Jimmy’s backpack.
When at last they reached the summit, Jimmy fastened the bungee cord to El Guapo Guapola’s ankle. But El Guapo just couldn’t take the cold any longer. He would have to change into his ski clothes before taking the plunge.
Quickly he tore off his rock climbing clothes. But just then his toes. Start. To Slip*.
. . . and the rest is history . . .
* Writing by El Guapo, Paraphrasing by Linda Vernon
Until next time . . . I love you
28 thoughts on “Trifecta Writing Challenge: El Guapo Guapola Takes the Plunge!”
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**snort** THIS! love!!
Thanks Ginger. 😀 Snorts are shiny! 😀
Brilliantly written, and I really hope someone remembered to get the pony….
Tank you Alex. So glad you enjoyed it. I hope Guap at least got a pony ride at his Birthday Party! 😀
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Gotta love the unique tribute for the day. Happy Birthday Guapo!
Thanks Frank! 😀
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I am with Alex. After all of that he deserves the pony!!
Happy birthday, Guapscotch!
I think so too, Red. Maybe we should start a fund to Get Guap a Pony!
Oh, that is a brilliant idea!
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What a funny story and a fun b-day present for a fellow blogger!
So glad you enjoyed it Jannat! I cant’ believe it’s Friday already and we’re already on another challenge. Ah!! Time is going way too fast! 😀
EGAD!!! What happens next?!?
Thanks so much for this Linda! I love the story! (Especially the way you improved it so much from what I’d written in my journal)
(which I’d like back at some point.)
Journal? I gave that back to you months ago! You probably misplaced it. Did you look under the pony?
You write lovely pieces every time.
Oh Ruby, thank you so much for your very kind words and for always taking the time to come by! You are so sweet! 😀
Awww, one little slip-up… 😉
And it was all going so well too! 😀
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This was great, Linda! (his naked bar post is infamous!)
Thanks Whitelady! That Twinkletoes really knows how to have fun!
Does this mean both he and his clove cigarette wound up dangling languidly? Ironic… : P
Ha!! I missed that irony, but the sharp eye of Markie MacGiggles doesn’t miss a trick! 😀