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Dream Home Story....Fiction Sign In/Join 
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I'm bored so here goes.

There once was a long lean cowboy named Homer who skied down the hill close to Lake Tahoe after his horse stepped into a narrow hole. Up the hill above he saw the dream team breaking ground on the house.
The poor fellow had tied his horse Jack under a tall fir close to a stream. Homer leaned to the left and he leaned to the right as he skied around a curve almost hitting his arm on a low branch. He did get to the bottom where he commandeered a brave man with a four wheel drive to take him back up. They hoisted the horse out of the mess where he almost froze. The vets saved his life.

Homer decided to sell Jack. He was too tired of cleaning stalls and brushing horse hair. He decided that he would take up golf there in Lake Tahoe.

He bought a set of clubs and tried them out after paying astronomical fees. The golfers behind him were muttering and cuss ing because he was slowing their pace. It didn't work too well in all that snow. One could DIE HARD.

HT HMMM.

Your Turn
 
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Aw Heck, NO Takers. Hmmm

That cowboy wasn't doing so good with his putt. Those dad gum pointy boots were crimping his golfing - cowboy style and the snow was durn near impossible. The ball slid instead of rolling.
So Homer ditched his clubs in a snow drift and trotted off to the club house where he poured some scotch into into his order of hot chocolate.

"Ah, That's more like it. "

Sitting on the sofa, he stared into the fire and dozed off.
 
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HOMER'S DREAM

Homer sits before the fire in the dream home.
 
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Originally posted by Leafly:
HOMER'S DREAM

Homer sits before the fire in the dream home.


(This is more my speed )

He took a long slow sip from a mug of Godiva hot cocoa, cinnamon-laced whipped cream clinging to his newly grown in mustache.


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We're goin' on a Bear Hunt.
We're going to catch a Big One
I'm not afraid!

 
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JSB,

Mmmmmm, I can taste it now. Oh can I taste that creamy chocolate. Yum!
 
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Leafy,

Thought you were starting a "chain" story.

No?


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We're goin' on a Bear Hunt.
We're going to catch a Big One
I'm not afraid!

 
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I am. Lot on my plate today.


Lets go. Who goes next??? Takers?
 
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Looking out the window Homer saw that the snow was intensifying. The snow's depth had grown from four inches to ten inches on his porch. He got up disappeared for a minute and then reappeared carrying logs. He threw three on the fire. Right after that there was frantic knocking on the door.
He wiped the dirt off his hands with a towel as he walked to the door. Looking out the peep hole he saw a frazzled looking woman with a red nose and wet pants shivering on his porch.


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Someone else's turn......

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Hello,

I am going to win this beautiful house and live out my life there!

I have a feeling!
 
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I have entered every one of the dream home giveaways. Everything comes to me later in life!

I just have a feeling!
 
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Best Wishes on a win, Loyal Follower
____________________________________________________________________________________________________Back to the Story---------------------------

Homer quickly unlocks the door. Before he opens it fully, the woman pleads,
Could you help me get my greyhound.
He's going to freeze.
I slid into the ditch. I
can't reach him. Please.

Homer
Did you dial 911

Woman
My cell's dead

Homer dials his cell.

Homer
Where's your car

Woman
Bout a half mile down the road

She points south. He relays directions to emergency response.

Homer
Hold on. I'll get my coat.

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Homer searches a chest for for clothes. He pulls out a pair of pink pants. He pulls on his sweater and puts on a leather jacket.
Homer
Horses and now race dogs.
This ain't Florida.

HOmer walks back into the foyer. He hands the pants to the lady.

HOmer
You'll freeze. Put these on. The bathroom is there.

Homer points and watches the lady disappear into the room. He walks to the garage and pulls rope and harnesses out of his storage units. He doubles back to a bedroom getting a wool blanket.
He stands in the foyer as the lady comes out.

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They hurry out the door and walk down the hill. The Range Rover is on its side in a ditch. They get to the SUV. The lady, EMILY TOAST, runs around the car.
EMILY
He's right here trapped. It's okay
Copper, We'll get you.

The dog is trapped in a dog carrier that is lodged between a seat and the side of the SUV.

EMILY
He's shivering. You've got to get him
out, Fast. Please hurry.

HOMER
Okay, Okay, hold yer horses. I've
got to get in there without making
the Rover slide.

Homer looks down the cliff which is steep. The Rover is on the edge. He walks back and forth, and back and forth again.

HOMER
Lady, UM Emily, This is a job for emergency response. One wrong move and that
Rover is a bob sled on an Olympic run. Ut uh.

EMILY
He'll freeze before they get here. Please

HOMER
Lady, He's a dog. We're people and there are people, you know human beings, down the hill who could be hit Wham, Smack a Roo by a mighty big piece of, of Well excuse me maam but it would be worse than um um, an avalanche.

EMILY
If you aren't going to help I'll do it.


She opens the door on the upper side, slips and slides under the SUV. The door slams hard barely missing her arm.

HOMER
Now you've done it.

Homer ties his rope into a lasso. He tries to put a harness on her arm. He slides and falls. While down beside her her he hooks it up. Clumsily he does an inchworm motion to get up the slope away from the Rover. He stands.

HOMER
Put your free arm on the rope and harness.

She tries and eventually gets into position. She's crying.

HOMER
Hold on tight when I start to pull. I'm going across the road to get some traction
Hang on when I yell.

Homer crosses the road, loops the rope over the guard rail like a pulley.

HOMER
OKAY, HANG ON


EMily Nods.


Homer starts pulling. She moans but she slides out from under the SUV

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Emily crawls up the slope, stands up and brushes herself off. Homer runs back across the road.

HOMER
Are you okay.

EMILY
I'm fine. Can you put that pulley on the dog's case.

Homer
Lady The rescue squad can get him. I'm sure they'll try. It's best to pull the SUV out with Copper in it. That's the sane way to do it.

The SUV slides closer to the edge than before.
Homer dials 911.

HOMER
We're still waiting. Okay. Thanks

He looks at Emily.

HOMER
They're on their way.

EMILY
You could lasso the license tag. Couldn't you?

HOmer walks to the back of the Rover.

HOMER
Maybe

He helps Emily untie herself. He readjusts the ropes. The he stands in the road throwing rope at the back of the SUV. Finally he hooks the tag. He crosses the road to tie the rope to the guard rail.

HOMER
NOW we'll be blocking traffic if anyone shows up. That little rope won't hold a ton.

The Suv slips and dangles over the cliff. Copper, trapped inside, barks frantically.

The Rescue Squad arrives.

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Homer and Emily are back in the dream home sitting on the sofa, sipping hot chocolate. The dog is lying by the fireplace in front of them wearing a human sweater and socks. He's curled up on a thick comforter.
 
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HOMER
You want to stay over to see the Super Bowl. I've got a nice extra room you'll enjoy and my sister's arriving tonight. You'll like her a lot.

EMILY
I would love that. Especially since I missed my flight.

Emily smiles and snuggles down into the sofa as she takes a sip of cocoa.

EMILY
Who are you rooting for?

HOMER
Peyton

EMILY
Me Too, I went UT.

HOMER
You mean Tennessee.

EMILY
YEs

HOMER
No Kidding

EMILY
Cross my heart and hope to die.

HOMER
Did you ever meet him.

EMILY
No, I'm older but he visited my niece's school. Nice guy. He visited the elementary there more than once. Good Influence. A gentleman.

HOMER
I can see that. Yep, I can see that. Go Broncos!


THE END FADE OUT

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FADE IN

Late Sunday Night. Dream Home.

HOMER
Oh, that's painful.

Homer limps around the room like he's the quarterback for the Bronco's. He picks up one appetizer after the other and crams them in his mouth until he has crumbs trailing down his chin. He continues to gorge. ANNA, his sister gets up, walks to him and takes his plate away.

ANNE
Stop it. Stop it right now. You'll regain the weight that you worked toe lose.

Homer looks like a whipped puppy and walks to his exercise bike. He begins to pedal.


EMILY
Look, look at that.

She watches Peyton shake the hand of a Seahawks player.

EMILY
That's not official.

HOMER
Where?

EMILY
There on the steps.

ANNE
He's been raised right.

Homer pedals, breaths hard, then harder. He sweats, gets wobbly. Looks wide eyed at the screen.

HOMER
He he hain't no wh imp. Don't want to be no wh-- wimp after that beating.

Anne runs to help him as he weakly slides from the bike and walks wobbly legged to the sofa.


ANNE
Wimp? Men and their hormones. It's called class.

HOMER
They've been macerated. That's what it is. Trauma.

EMILY
He's being nice still...


They stare at Peyton. Homer slumps pale, and wide eyed. He hugs his big sofa pillow close. When Emily looks his way, he tosses it straight armed onto the sofa and assumes a manly posture.

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TAHOE SKI LODGE

In a seated position, Homer snores on the sofa with his mouth gaping wide. A lady walks by and jumps as he rips a loud chord. Her rum is splashed. She turns to look.

He wakes and looks around.

HOMER
Emily, Em i ly

He wipes a drop of rum from his face and tastes it.

HOMER
Good golly.

He looks at his smart phone.

HOMER
H e l l, Am I Rip Van Winkle.

Muttering

He looks out the window. See's the dream home.

HOMER
How did it get built that fast.



Music: Duh Dum Duh DUm Duh Dum

This h'aint Quinten Tar ent ino.

Then the Lodge opens up and swallows everyone.

Fade out.

GOOD LUCK

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Leafly,

You have created quite a tome here.

Promise I'll read it later when I have more time.

Thanks for given this board so much of you uniqueness!


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We're goin' on a Bear Hunt.
We're going to catch a Big One
I'm not afraid!

 
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JSB,

LOL, Thanks but you better read it before you compliment it. Yikes (SMILE)
 
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Leafy,don't forget the ending where nursejudy moves into the dream home Wink


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Nurse Judy,

I love it. There you go.

Nurse Judy has won the Dream Home. There they are on her front porch. They're knocking. Oh My Gosh There's Nurse Judy. She's She's falling to the ground. The award bearer has dropped his microphone. He's trying to revive her....

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You are so funny Leafy, I hope they know CPR. It would be pretty exciting to win wouldn't it?


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Just thinking about it is too much excitement for me.....
 
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me too!


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