I posted an ad on Facebook (what a fool).
I done dood it all wrong, I think……
Ad said “I have 3 old bicycles, free to a good home”
“They have been stored outdoors in a shed, and are a little rusty here and there”
“One has a broken seat. We no longer need them. They are adult size. May need tires,
or maybe just some air. First pickup at (my address)
The following are some of the responses:
Pictures, please! (NO)
What are their measurements? (unknown)
Are they functional? (perhaps)
Will you deliver to Collingwood? (30 miles away) (NO)
Can you hold them until Monday, and I will come and get them for sure. (NO)
I just want one. Show me a picture of the best one. (NO)
Can you just take the brakes off one of them, and sell them to me? Mine are broken. (NO)
Show me some pictures of the rust. I don’t wanna waste my time. (excuse me. you are wasting MY time)
What size are they? (Please read ad)
I’m coming in half an hour! (someone else said they were coming in 20 minutes)
CHANGED AD TO READ: THREE BIKES AT CURB. PLEASE STEAL.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.