kennt bonham ff

Photo credit:  Kent Bonham

The odor grew stronger everyday.  At first, Nita assumed it was road kill from the highway.  But it grew in intensity and on Thursday, grocery day for Nita, the smell followed her all the way to the store.

She checked her tires, thinking she had run over something icky.

She had loaned her car to Don.  Had he left something in the trunk?  There was a sinking feeling in her stomach. Her friends had warned her about Don.

Prepared for the worst, she opened the trunk, and immediately slammed it shut.

Damn it…. Don and his Limburger Cheese obsession…


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Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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16 Responses to Pungence

  1. Lata Sunil says:

    I expected a body in the trunk. Relieved that it is only Cheese and the warnings on Don were not all true.


  2. Oh, with the way that stories have been going this week, I was very much anticipating something else in the trunk. Limburger cheese, yikes. Hopefully the odor didn’t get into everything!


  3. gahlearner says:

    There I thought she’d find Don. But Limburger? Looks like her friends were right to warn her. Thanks for the chuckle.

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  4. Good build up to a big bang-sizzle, sort of!

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  5. Dear Ruth,

    That cheese had plenty of time to ripen. Eeeew. Good one.



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  6. Laurie Bell says:

    Hahaha I was too thinking the worst little did I realise how bad! Hahaha great story

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  7. Nan Falkner says:

    Ruth – you are so great – you should come out of retirement! Awesome story! Nan

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  8. michael1148humphris says:

    Nice ending. You made me smile, thank you.


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  9. Sandra says:

    Nice twist. I was expecting so much worse.

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  10. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, love it! 🙂

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  11. Moon says:

    Great story, Ruth. 🙂

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  12. Wow! There goes my expectation of finding a dead body in the boot reminiscent of one of Hilary Mantel’s early short stories. Thanks, Retired Ruth, enjoyed reading this.

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