INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK
86 THE COLESLAW
by Micki Peluso
Micki Peluso has a special touch when it comes to slice-of-life, humorous stories. And it’s quite a trick to write an inspiring story that is also funny! But Micki is such a talented writer that four of her stories ended up winners in our Tales2Inspire competition of Stories That Tickle the Funny Bone.
86 the Coleslaw is one of those stories, a story about the day she took over the running of her husband’s restaurant, The Chicken Coop, while he was out of town. Although he told her the restaurant practical runs itself, Micki’s quickly learned that that was not the case. Her experience was just the opposite. You know the expression, “Everything that could go wrong went wrong?” That in a nutshell defines Micki’s day.
Micki Peluso also won awards for three other Tales2Inspire humorous stories. In her story The Mean Machine, she makes us laugh at her inept mastery of electrical appliances. Convinced that none of this is her fault, she claims collective sabotage on women such as her. Or perhaps it’s just that all the mechanical lemons of the world end up in her home! Learn more.
In Relatives and Fish Micki shares her insight into Ben Franklin’s famous statement about relatives and fish. Remember how he said they all start to smell after three days? Well, as much as she looked forward to that visit from her grandsons and daughter . . . , oh well, you can guess the rest! Learn more.
In Tomatoes and Teenagers Micki gives us some laugh-out-loud moments. Just like tomatoes, those teenagers do finally ripen. Finally they too will mature, and if all goes well, will finally have teenagers of their own. Learn more.
86 the Coleslaw, The Mean Machine, Relatives and Fish and Tomatoes and Teenagers are now published in
Tales2Inspire ~ The Crystal Collection (Stories that Tickle the Funny Bone).