The Rat-Ass Nutcracker

I’m still playing with the new editor. We’ll leave it at that rather than have a rant fest. 

This was written for Carrot Ranch.

The Rat-Ass Nutcracker

Look at that graffiti, adding whimsy, art even, to this otherwise festering blight of a urine-soaked street dotted with discarded used syringes, shattered malt liquor bottles, and hamburger wrappers.

One of the sanitation workers shouted “rat-ass” upon viewing my latest creation, but it’s not like they’re going to remove it, or me—they’d have to catch me first and no one ever suspects a blonde teenage girl in this area.

One remarked, “You be careful. Lousy neighborhood.”

I begin my next creation for Christmas, I decide, a rat pirouetting in a pink tutu to be named: The Rat-Ass Nutcracker.


20 thoughts on “The Rat-Ass Nutcracker

      1. You are a wonderful writer. The base is pretty awesome. I know you figured you might need to tweak it, but that’s a given for everything we write, and what you write is pretty spectacular. I look forward daily to seeing what’s new 🙂

  1. I have so far avoided the ‘new’ editor… And I shall go a kicking and a screaming if I must. I didn’t like the last ‘new’ change, and am guessing I’m not going to appreciate the ‘new’ program either.

    Anyway… I did enjoy your flash! If an elephant can wear a pink tutu why not a rat? 🙂

    1. I’ll work with the new editor. I’m always amazed by suggestions that something that’s been dumbed down can be superior. I saw that with WordPerfect vs. Word. WordPerfect was far superior and stronger. Alas, we’ll see what happens.
      And, thanks for you comments, Jules. It is a cute rat, btw.

  2. I am liking where this is going, Sascha, a lovely festive thought for the end of the year. Tchaikovsky, who now haunts the streets of St Petersburg, would definitely approve.

    1. Ooooo, maybe Swan Lake next….. Thanks, Steve. Sorry I haven’t been responding as quickly. My batteries need to be recharged. BTW, had the best late season French Pinot Gris ever, harkening back to earlier discussions and Pinot Grigio. It was like the nectar of the gods.

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