Are you a big schmuck or a little schmuck?

“A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.” – Jack Benny

“Always Be Prepared” was written as an assignment for one of my high school classes. It was meant to follow the flood archetype or something like that. It was about five years ago now so I don’t remember the exact wording of the assignment.

Excerpt from “Always Be Prepared”:

“Are you sure that you’ve got everything? Extra Band-aids? What about bug spray?” Flitting around from cooler to back pack to the bathroom’s already emptied medicine cabinet, Tracey Austen rechecked everything. Her husband, Bill, sighed and shook his head but let her continue with her self-reassurance.

Their nine-year-old son poked his head in the front door to the house to check on their progress. “Dad, how much longer?”

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