Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Undoing

My favorite urchin, Arya Stark
Uncle Ulrich, an undertaker in Umatilla, understood urns and utility, but his undying love for Ursula undid him. Ursula ushered urchins to understudy in utopian plays. Ulrich thought urchins were ubiquitous, ugly and unclean but Ursula took umbrage.

Ultimately, life had been unfair and they were unfortunate.” She called Ulrich uncharitable. Unceremoniously, she unfriended him.

He had underestimated her unadulterated attachment. It was unbearable. At the University Ulrich underwent an unprecedented undoing of his unbalanced underestimation of urban youth. Ultimately it went unnoticed, or maybe Ursula was just unforgiving. But Uncle Ulrich, unlucky in love, was no longer unkind.

[A drabble is a story in exactly 100 words.]

[I have a book series in process called Undoing, but there are not yet any undertakers in it. Though there is a funeral.]

[Umatilla is a real place. It is on the Columbia River, the Oregon side and seems to be the world hub for lawn ornament statue things.]

The shops are a bit smaller than this but there are several of them for a town of about 1000. Seriously.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Great story for U! And I think there are some towns in the South that would dispute your claim that Umatilla is the world hub for lawn ornaments... :)

Jan Morrison said...

Utterly uplifting!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She unfriended him - funny!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Like the drabble. And that lawn ornament store. Phew!

Chrys Fey said...

Umatilla is a new place to me. I've always wanted to get a lawn statue. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

What? No unicorns???

Helena said...

U is a hard one to use or utilize, but you did it!

Unknown said...

Wow! Did wonder if Umatilla was indeed a real place. Thanks for clearing that up.

Sunni said...

That was interesting using so many U words. Good job!

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Arlee Bird said...

Lawn ornaments can be interesting, but they can get a bit gaudy with too many of them. I've seen some yards that take ornamentation to the point of absurdity in one sense, though in another they can be oddly compelling.

Arlee Bird
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