a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Adopting A Mummy for dVerse~Poets Pub

A Halloween challenge for every one to try.  Turn those screams to laughter and the scary things will hide.
I think I need a mummy
To help with house hold chores
They are wrapped in rags
So they can dust and more.

Need to wash a floor?
Wet a mummy well
Drag it through the rooms
Better than a mop I hear tell

Don't need a zombie
They make too big a mess
Where the next body part falls
Is anyone's guess

Vampires have a drinking problem
Werewolves always shed
Ghosts go through everything
And the Horseman has no head.

So give me a mummy
With rags of clean white
I'll hand it Pledge
With orders to work all night.


Anonymous said...

Yes, a mummy (both) is always useful. :-)
A fun write! Enjoyed reading it.

Irene said...

After doing without a domestic help for two weeks, I need a mummy in rags as well. There sure is a lot of dust around here and I do like the smell of Pledge. I wonder if I can get her to use it the next time. I will have to look into it. Of course, nothing is really natural wood here. I think that is a prerequisite, isn't it?

Claudia said...

smiles...such a mummy would come in handy at times.. and true..zombies are too messy for household chores..smiles

Terri Buster said...

Dust-rag..you betcha!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Glad to know I have this list to check, in case a mummy comes to call :)

Sandra said...

Love IT love IT love IT... this is humorous and wonderful.. good job Gail... did i say i love it?

Björn said...

and a mummy mummy can be even more dedicated.. werewolfs shedding hair is a big nuisance, not to mention allergies.. This was a great fun read

Brian Miller said...

hahahaha....wet the mummy and drag it room to room...lol...i love your treatment of the prompt...too funny gail

Saucy Kodz said...

ha ha loved it - so perfectly funny - lol your humour :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Very clever! Yes, a mummy would do best for dusting and polishing. Easy to toss into the washer when finished.

Heaven said...

Mummy..yes..ha..ha... Really enjoyed this one Gail ~

Dreaming said...

Well done!

TexWisGirl said...

greatness! i need a mummy, too!

Sandee said...

I want one too. Yes I do. I love this.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Ginny Brannan said...

Both "maid" and "housecleaner it seems, the "Mummy" of my dreams! I'll take one! Clever write!!

Mystic_Mom said...

Mummy rules! Love this! GREAT write...and I want one too to help clean up!

Lynne said...

Loved it . . . you "worked this" beautifully and left me smiling!

DesertHen said...

Now where can I get a mummy? I never thought how useful they might be until I read your cute and fun Halloween read. =)

Sandy said...


I think you've sold all of us on Mummies!!! In fact, I could use one about now. I'm mopping the floor.

Atreyee said...

Ha!ha!How very clever but be careful lest "Mummy" become unraveled;-)Great word play :-)

Sue said...


Love it!


Betty Manousos said...

love it!

dropping by via sandra's.

happy halloween!

SquirrelQueen said...

Nope, no zombies need apply. All those body parts dropping every where would only make for more chores. And werewolves, well the cats already shed enough. I'll take a mummy too!

Happy Halloween!

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