Sunday, November 27, 2011

black friday


For Sale:
Adorable moss-red patterned sofa. One family used. Cleaned of black petrified jelly beans, dried snot, crackers and ants. Checked for coinage. Coils intact. Cushion available. Slightly flared arm. Assemblage free. Eco-friendly. Works well in any decor. See: Bayhead bridge underpass. Best offer. Hauling not available.

photo: Christine Donnier-Valentin

20 Comments:

Blogger Frances Garrood said...

A difficult Magpie, but I really liked this!

11/27/2011 1:23 PM  
Blogger The Cello Strings said...

stuck sofa, poor thing.

very solid content,

11/27/2011 1:39 PM  
Blogger jen revved said...

Wonderfully original take on prompt, beautiful language-- brava! xxxj

11/27/2011 1:45 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Checked for coinage.. Ha! Sounds like a bargain.

11/27/2011 1:48 PM  
Blogger Jinksy said...

Good luck with selling it! LOL

11/27/2011 1:51 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

I hear you can sell ANYTHING on craigslist! Well done, your Magpie!!

11/27/2011 2:06 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

I love "checked for coinage"...wonderful write, Phil...

11/27/2011 5:59 PM  
Blogger Berowne said...

A bargain for the true sofa connaisseur. :-)

11/27/2011 6:02 PM  
Blogger Kathy Bischoping said...

"Moss-red" is great! And the scrupulousness about the flared arm, the C alliteration, and the loop from adorable-to-available.

11/27/2011 11:09 PM  
Blogger Isabel Doyle said...

I'll buy it! oh ... but I need transport. Do you have a skateboard?

11/28/2011 3:46 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Surely there will be takers?

11/28/2011 6:27 AM  
Blogger C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

So, do you list much on Craig's List?? Very well done. I, too, liked your line, 'checked for coinage'.

11/28/2011 11:36 AM  
Blogger Trellissimo said...

Persuasive sales-pitch. Good Magpie

11/28/2011 2:00 PM  
Blogger Suko said...

Fun idea!

11/28/2011 3:15 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

hmm...how much coinage? will be right over. smiles.

11/28/2011 3:31 PM  
Blogger Carrie Burtt said...

Sold to the highest bidder.....love this Phil!!!

11/28/2011 3:38 PM  
Blogger ds said...

Very clever. Love the "moss-red patterned..." and the coinage. Thank you.

11/29/2011 11:37 PM  
Blogger Dave King said...

Some good thinking gone into this. Impressive.

11/30/2011 7:18 AM  
Blogger HyperCRYPTICal said...

Checking for coinage - sofas are excellent piggy banks in times of need!

Anna :o]

11/30/2011 10:56 AM  
OpenID zongrik said...

cute that you made this into a for sale ad

12/03/2011 1:02 PM  

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