Rex, King of Mardi Gras

Rex, King of Mardi GrasBy Nan Claire Falkner

Vermin were crawling over the statue in the park which was placed yesterday and now looks like it’s been there for centuries.

We’re so cool!” Teenagers, standing behind the shrubs, started laughing when the police showed up to check on reports of the vandalized statue.

All right kids, come on out behind the bushes!” shouted the officer.


As they started their escape, it was as if they were tied to the statue, it was following them and then they could feel pressure on their backs, pushing them down into the ground.

Honest captain, they just disappeared into the ground!


43 thoughts on “Rex, King of Mardi Gras

  1. Honesty! I think this is what happen to me at one of those Mardi Gras! … I think, maybe, perhaps, it could had been, … oh well, I do remember the next morning feeling like this picture — still stoned.

    • Thanks Mike, I remember the Mardi Gras parade we went to and you just kept going up to the trucks and saying “Throw me some beads, Mister, or “You’re the most beautiful girl in the world” to another – just for beads. We had a whole suitcase full when we were done. That WAS fun and you were Not Stoned – Just a tad too much to drink. The boys enjoyed it! 🙂

    • Dear Sandra, I agree, the punishment should fit the crime – and the kids were just messing around. To tell you the truth, I’m hooked up to electrodes since Tuesday morning and it is “messing with me”. Sorry! Nan 🙂

    • Dear Alicia, Thanks for stopping by, and I’ve felt that before too, I had some spinal chord surgery on Tuesday and am still hooked up to a “shocking machine.” I couldn’t run now if my life depended on it. Have a good week – Nan 🙂

  2. Dear Nan,

    This puts me in mind of the time some friends and I went wading in a fountain at Loose Park in the middle of the night. Fortunately no statues chased us and ran us into the ground.

    A rather frightening story. I echo Alicia’s comment. Imaginative story.



    • Dear Rochelle (purple toes), So sorry about your hoofing problems. I have stumped my toes so hard before that the toes had to be taped together – which did help. I am hooked up to an electronic gadget right now so I may not be writing much or reading too many others stories, and for this, I am truly sorry. Like Mike says “Hey Nan, you’re wired!” I really am. Have a good week. Nan 🙂

    • I think I took the wrong exit this week, but I am not my usual self. Thanks for reading and I think the teenagers got a bum rap from the statue – Maybe next week, they will show up in some other garden and be scrubbing it clean. Thanks, Nan 🙂

    • Dear Perry, It is eerie and I guess I could write the kids an escape route, and maybe I will. The punishment is too harsh for the crime (in my humble opinion). Thanks! Nan 🙂

  3. hey Nan, awesome story again.. Gave me goosebumps. Hats off to your imagination and creativity.

  4. There was a story in the paper this morning about a young woman who was running naked through the streets of Fayetteville the other night tripping on LSD. I wonder if there were any statues chasing her?

  5. Sounds like something more sinister than simple vandalism has been set loose on the city. Nice work, Nan. Much darker than your usual, but I like it.


    • Dear Marie Gail, Thank you very much, I used to write mostly dark stuff – then I went to happy stuff, now I’m going to flip a coin. See you next week! Nan 🙂

    • Dear K.Z. Yea, if someone messed with my make-up I would be a tad angry! Harsh justice is usually swift – but I think these guys should have had a lawyer – at least. Nan 🙂

    • Hi Dawn, Thanks for stopping by and I do agree that the punishment should fit the crime, so maybe they should have been placed under a tree full of pigeons instead. Oh well, Thanks! Nan 🙂

  6. It remind me my childhood days when we used to steal fruits by invading in the compound & as we saw some movement from owner, we used to escape… 😀 😉
    Nice Story, but sad ending!! 😦

  7. love the set up of your story, Nan. i sensed the kids would get into trouble but the way they just disappeared, totally a cool way to end the story!

  8. Some out of control teenagers have a difficult time respecting works of Art. Very interesting the way the story developed. Thanks, Ann

    • Dear Twin A, I’m glad you liked my story. Maybe they are among the ‘walking dead’ now. I went dark this week with my story. Thanks for stopping by! Nan (Twin B) 🙂

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