Wednesday, December 4, 2013

No Tressrassing! (FF)


FF-Flash Fiction

It's absolutely appalling, I thought.  Look what's happened to this neighborhood!

The old white Remington Building had once been the home of a thriving knitting company with over 170 employees, including some members of my family. But the area declined, crime rose, and the business moved away.


The Remington Building was now shuttered, covered with weeds, and full of graffiti. Rounding a corner, I stopped and before me arose the words "No Trespassing" in big black spray-painted letters on the side of the building.


Sometimes opportunity trumps reason. I just couldn't resist.


To make sure nobody suspected me, I badly misspelled "trespassing."


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No Tressrassing? It's bad enough when a neighborhood gets taken over by graffiti writers, but even worse when it gets taken over by graffiti writers who are not well educated. That's the moral of today's story based upon the picture prompt above in this week's Wednesday edition of the Friday Fictioneers.


You won't be tressrassing at all upon the other Fictioneers if you click on "tressrassing" wherever and whenever it appears in this post.  They'll be happy to welcome you into their writing abodes and show you around.


Yes, I am now fully obsessed with the word "tressrassing." See you next week, and  
Happy Tressrassing!

38 comments:

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

I wouldn't dream of tressrassing. Guess this is Anywhere USA. We moved from the neighborhood a few years ago.

shalom,

Rochelle

Sandra Crook said...

If people feel moved to deface walls, it's incumbent upon them to mis-spell their offering. It kind of underlines their character. Nicely done Perry.

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

haha yeah they made my eyes hurt. reminded me of this movie where this guy had the words NO RAGRETS inked on his neck. :-)

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Haha. I remember years ago on a Mexican fast food place at Christmas someone ha painted "Feliz Navidid." Bad spellers of the world untie!"

Perry Block said...

Actually it's more like Nowhere USA. Nobody wants to tressrass here! Tthank you, Rochelle.

Perry Block said...

It kind of underlines my character here too --- JERK! In the story, of course ...

Perry Block said...

I don't know that movie but now I'm dying to see it. A worse fictional speller than even me!

Perry Block said...

Rochelle, are there supposed to be 15 misspellings in your comment?

Patrick Prinsloo said...

I always forget the second p in that word.

Perry Block said...

That's the most important letter, who could forget that?

greenwalledtower said...

If I was going to commit vandalism, I would do so with many misspellings and bad grammar to keep suspicion away from me too. :)

janet said...

Weigh two keep yoursef frum bean susspected, Parry.

janut

lingeringvisions said...

I don't know which is worse the misspelling or the gall to try.
Obviously a child of the 80's who got a trophy just for showing up.

helenahannbasquiat said...

You're so sneaky, darling. Now run, you clever boy...

Perry Block said...

See that, David? Great minds and lousy spellers think alike!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Janet. But you should think about brushing up on your spelling.

Perry Block said...

Gall to try, no doubt. You can get the new spray-paint spell check for the other.

Perry Block said...

I thought you were going to hide me, darling!

Russell said...

I was in a little convenience store that had a sign that read, We except Food Stamps. Now, what about us who can't pronounce words properly. I can spell aluminum, but when I try to say it it comes out a-loon-ium.

Perry Block said...

AHHLOOMINATING and ACCEPTIONAL! Thanks, Russell

Atreyee said...

How sneaky of you Perry!lol!Loved your take on the prompt with the underlying message:-)

Perry Block said...

Thanks! It's more like the lying message though.

Björn said...

Did someone put a spell on you?

elmowrites said...

I don't think I could do it, Perry. I'd be mid-way through the second S and my mind would rebel!

thebumblefiles said...

It's been a delight to trespass here, Perry! So, you did this. I knew it. I don't how you made this funny, but you did! Even if it is so sad. Well done.

Perry Block said...

I guess in this instance it would be a misspell.

Perry Block said...

Couldn't misspell "trespassing" or couldn't deface the wall? I obviously did both with reckless abandon, at least in the story.

Perry Block said...

Glad you like it because I just spray-painted both walls on the picture in your blog. A couple of the girls too.

mike olley said...

Haha! Love the idea of the close-knit community. I wouldn't tressrass either.

pattisjarrett said...

Tressrassing? Does that have something to do with hair? You may be onto something!

annisik51 said...

I hadn't noticed the spelling niskate! I'm reading a book right now called 'The Compleat Trespasser' by the way. It's not a misspelling, but an 'archaism'. And now I'm thinking that your graffiti artist is also a ghost from the past.

Wearing my 'constructive cricit' hat, you could save a couple of words by removing 'full of' before 'grafitti'. :)

kindredspirit23 said...

An English teacher and that's the first I noticed of the misspelling!
Scott
Mine: http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/ff-friday-fictioneers-keeping-watch-rated-pg13-1262013/

brainsnorts.com said...

keep the komedy koming. well done.

Perry Block said...

No problem: Tressrass all you want. Just don't trespass!

Perry Block said...

Yes, and if I don't look good, you don't look good!

Perry Block said...

I did remove it, but some damn graffiti writer put it back in! OMG, it's the Graffiti Writer from Christmas Past!
Thanks for riting ...

Perry Block said...

Yep, we vandals are very subtle ...

Perry Block said...

kool.