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Road on Fire--Playing with Palindromes

One of our wildest, most memorable family sagas
involved my reckless brother, a racecar, a warm
spring day, and a non-adventurer, me. I warned, “Pop
said stay home today and mow.”  “Sometimes Pa’s a sap”!
he scoffed. “When I race, I always win top spot—safely,” 
he boasted. I wondered about the stats on car racing 
and wrecks? I strongly suspected kayak racing was safer, 
but I got in! He practically deified his souped-up coup 
with a near-prayer: "Race fast, safe car!" When we raced his 
rivals, my terror level was 12--on a scale of 10. 
Was it a cat I saw almost lose one of its nine lives 
as every tenet of sanity was abandoned?
Later, he bragged, “Now I won fair and square, Brother.
Name now one man who’s better. Stop shaking! You’re fine!”
I said, “Oh, I am? Refer to the huge wet spot on my seat!”



Date: September 21, 2018

Contest Title: Playing with Words under Fire

Sponsor: Caren Krutsinger

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/28/2018 2:54:00 AM
Very nicely composed, Janice. Congratulations.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/28/2018 8:13:00 AM
Thanks so much, Subimal! Janice
Date: 5/27/2018 4:28:00 PM
Janice, congratulations on your Palindromes win... Hugs Eve
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/27/2018 7:20:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 5/27/2018 11:21:00 AM
A fun read, Janice. Congrats on your top win.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/27/2018 12:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, Line! Janice
Date: 5/25/2018 7:37:00 AM
What a humourous poem Janice:-) many congrats on your top spot:-) hugs jan xx
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/25/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jan! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 4:28:00 PM
Hilarious! Oh you did that so well! So much fun :) Congratulations on your fine trophy win Janice! xomo
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 4:57:00 PM
Thank you so much, Maureen! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 2:06:00 PM
Well done, Janice, congrats xxoo
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 2:40:00 PM
Thanks so much, Mike! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 1:04:00 PM
Excellent! Congratulations on your top win Janice :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 1:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Heidi! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 12:34:00 PM
You kept this one “on track” very nicely (by which I mean, you actually managed to conjure a credible story out of those palindromes - quite a feat!) Well done Janice, congrats on the trophy :-)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 1:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nina! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 11:33:00 AM
- Well done, Janice !!! - Congrats on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 1:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, Anne-Lise! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 11:32:00 AM
A great palindrome story! Congratulations on your #1 win. Enjoyed.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 1:09:00 PM
Thank you so much, Susan! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 10:28:00 AM
Really great read. Wonderful poem. CONGRATS and thanks for sharing!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 1:10:00 PM
Thank you so much, Michael! Janice
Date: 5/24/2018 9:09:00 AM
A wild adventurer as the heart races!...Congrats on your win Janice..
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/24/2018 1:10:00 PM
Joseph, thank you so much for sponsoring the contest and for my win!!! Janice
Date: 5/12/2018 8:13:00 AM
Memories may marinate, integrate us and frustrate us, but the poet inside us, will fly racecars, brooms, or bus. Thanks Janice- HAPPY MOTHERS DAY tomorrow. shalom, shalom. Anil
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/12/2018 11:33:00 AM
Thank you so much for this wonderful comment, Anil! Janice
Date: 5/11/2018 5:57:00 AM
I remember reading a version of this fun story before. Who can forget that ending! Best for a win Janice.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/11/2018 8:09:00 AM
Thanks so much, Vijay. I posted earlier but had a problem with the bolding. I ended up deleting and re-posting! Janice
Date: 5/10/2018 11:49:00 PM
Very funny and also embarrassing, I'll bet. Aren't you smart? I would also bet you, yourself are a fast driver. Good luck and Happy Mother's Day ,Janice:)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 5/11/2018 8:13:00 AM
My foot is a bit heavy at times. I really had to work to get a palindrome in every line of this fictional piece! Thanks for your comments, Danny! Janice