Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happiness Is An Unsuspecting Tourist


Sterling Pick cannot believe his good fortune. He watches patiently from the pier as Mr. McNeely from Farwell heads his way with a tray full of crab cake sandwiches. He knows the best moment to snatch a crab cake right out of the bun will be the moment Mrs. McNeely holds that new digital camera in front of her sunburned face. No doubt she can’t resist snapping a picture of a handsome seagull, looking remarkably tame as he perches just inches away! To Sterling’s delight, three children waddle in flip-flops behind the bemused couple. If he plays his cards right, there will be French fries, too.

Here’s hoping you’re as happy as a seagull with a crab cake.

12 comments:

Suzie said...

Im so hungry right now Id suck down the crab cake and eat the seagull

PJ Hoover said...

I'm hoping I'm that happy, too!
Cute post!
ra

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! Cute post! You can't get much happier than that, can you?

Christy

Bish Denham said...

Too cute! I hear a MG novel in that little story. And I'm not talking J. Livingston Seagull either, who said, "There must be more to life than a fishhead." Obviously Sterling already knows that.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Thanks a lot. Now I MUST FIND CRABCAKES!
YUM!

Brenda said...

Great little story...he looks like he has a belly full of crabcakes and fries all ready...grin...

Janelle said...

Great story! Love it! - Janelle

Kim Kasch said...

Hum...I make salmon patties (aka salmon cakes) but I have never made crab cakes - don't know why...

Oh, maybe it's the price...that lucky seagull

adrienne said...

Sounds like a decent life...all that fresh seafood...
Of course, I made myself hungry for crabcakes and fries, too!

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sruble said...

I don't like crab cakes, but I do like seagulls and your fun story! Is this from something you're working on, or just for fun?

Reminds me a bit of the scene in Finding Nemo, where all the seagulls want to eat the fish and keep saying, "Mine! mine! MINE! Mine! mine!"

adrienne said...

Sruble - That scene in Finding Nemo cracks me up every time!
This story was just for fun - I've eaten where pretty much that exact scenerio happens, but luckily never to me.