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TITLE (EDIT)
How I Talked My Brother Into Digging
DESCRIPTION
How I talked my brother into digging up the septic tank.
[430 words]
AUTHOR
Matthew Dean

M. Dean

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Currently I live in Tampa, FL and work in the software industry. I have a Bachelors of Science degreee from Purdue University and have lived and worked in Syracuse New York, Charlotte North Carolina, Cleveland Ohio, Columbia South Carolina, Toronto Canada, Chicago Illinois, and Silicon Valley. I have interests in computer language design, compiler construction, database technologies, and story telling.
[August 2000]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
deanintampa@yahoo.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (5)
How William Fell Into The Septic Tank (Short Stories) The battles with our septic tank...and how Will fell into it. [1,055 words]
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Scott Wrestles A Coyote (Short Stories) Scott wrestles a Coyote. [1,838 words]
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Tuck And I Steal A Boat To Go Catfishing (Short Stories) Tuck and I steal a boat to go catfishing. [939 words]
How I Talked My Brother Into Digging
Matthew Dean

Our septic system was an interesting animal. Because the farm house we lived in was very
 old, we had to work on this beast quite a bit. There was a great debate between my dad
 and I about what exactly this thing was. The one side of the argument was a "septic tank"
 and the other was a "finger system". Well, I think in the end we settled on a hybrid or a
 mixture of the two technologies. Anyhow, we were always working on this thing. I had to
 dig it up several times.

 One of those times my brother Jason, who was about 4 or 5, was outside playing. He
 asked me what I was doing because I was digging a hole in the yard. I told him that I was
 digging for buried treasure. He got very excited and went to the shed to get a shovel. He
 started digging feverously and then decided to tell Mary, my sister. Mary came out to take
 a look. She was a bit more skeptical than my brother, but with a little persuasion she was
 convinced to help. I gave her my shovel and told them that I would go look for another
 spade. This took me quite some time because I had a few thing of my own that I wanted
 to do. Things like work on my scooter, mini-bike, and go-cart engines.

 I eventually came back over there with a shovel. They kept asking me where I was. I told
 them that I couldn't find the spade and had to look everywhere for another shovel. You
 would be surprised how fast you can dig when you are motivated. They did a pretty good
 job and very getting pretty close. I got down in the hole and help them out. Eventually we
 hid the "lid", which is a slab of cement that sets over tank. They got very excited about
 this, especially my brother. We started cleaning the dirt off of the top of the lid and my
 dad dropped by. He asked my brother and sister "What are you guys doing out here?"
 My brother rebutted "We're digging for buried treasure!". At this he laughed and said
 "You're digging for treasure all right". He didn't say anything and helped us clear the dirt
 around the lid. After that, he and I lifted the lid off the tanks and smell bellowed out of that
 thing like a ghost. He started laughing and my brother and sister started throwing dirt at
 me. They didn't think it was very funny.

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
August 2000
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