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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hear Every Voice!

 

Slice 9 of 31
 
I am done.  My guts are moaning and groaning.  I've lived a good life.  And now I feel like I am breaking down.  First this thing goes, then that thing goes...I need replaced.  I can no longer carry on and do the duties that I've been committed to do for a number of years now...My parts are spinning out of control and they just can't seem to work right and do the things they were meant to do...I am opened and then closed, turned on and turned off, sliding in and sliding out, selected and deselected.  I am tired of the clanging, banging and reracking...I am tired of the dirty friends I've got who come out smelling like a rose after spending time with me.
 
I hear that they are thinking of replacing me-filling in my space with a younger, more attractive model.  A model who is quieter, less noticable and more effective and efficient.  I am jealous of the fact that I can no longer compete with these new things fresh off the assembly line.  I heard they are going to replace me with a Bosch model.  And it's ok, I'm tired, I know when it's time to go...they've heard my complaining for long enough. 
 
At the end of the week, it will all be over!  No more dishes to wash, no more cycling through the dirty, wash, clean and dry routine.  Our time together is coming to an end...goodbye Rudd family.  Enjoy your new dishwasher! 
 
#slice2013


13 comments:

  1. Awww, the dishwasher is sad! Cute perspective slice! Enjoy your Bosch... we love ours!

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    1. Thanks Chris!
      Hope we like it we ordered it yesterday!

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  2. You had me going the whole time. I wanted to scan ahead to see what was being replaced. So glad it is just a dishwasher. Creative way to say goodbye, and probably good riddance.

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    1. Yes good riddance to this old dishwasher!

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  3. I was so sad for a moment, Amy. I thought she does need some encouraging but then ha it was the dish washer's voice not your own! That is the way to build suspense and reel the reader in. :)

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  4. Loved it. What a great perspective!

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  5. Nice writing to build suspense. I had to keep reading... Loved this: "I am tired of the dirty friends I've got who come out smelling like a rose after spending time with me."

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  6. I was reading, in the beginning, fearing the onset of physical symptoms of MS, or something that changes a life permanently! What a gripper! Love the play with perspective...

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  7. Amy, you captured the voice of the dishwasher so well here. Writing through a mask is fun. It provides a perspective. The angst and eventual resignation of a machine at the end of its relationship with your family so emotionally spelt out

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  8. Loved this slice. You had me in your pocket the whole time. Loved being there :)

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  9. I love this writing. What a surprise that it was a dishwasher. It is so much fun to take on the perspective of an inanimate object and you did it so well here!

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  10. I thought it was going to be your washer . . . with dirty wet clothes inside! Fun slice Amy made me smile ;-)

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  11. I couldn't imagine what you were writing about (at first). Then I thought it was going to be about batteries. AND THEN, I realized what it was really about. What fun. Enjoy your new dishwasher, Rudds!

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