Life “Truths”


So, last night I spotted a leprechaun running towards the end of this rainbow! I must emphasize, meeting a leprechaun had been my life’s dream! I’d kept every depiction of these creatures that I’d come across. 
 Engaged in physical yard work, I’d decided to leave my glasses indoors for safe keeping. Naturally, I gave chase. 
As I sit here, in my tomato juice bath, praying this laptop remains on the edge of the tub, I would like to alert the local school, newspaper, and television station to the fact that I’m about to sue for spreading false and injurious information. I’m tearing down every crayon drawing of a leprechaun published by this “rag of lies,” that has been taped to my fridge since Saint Paddy’s Day.
Unfortunately, someone told me that including the entire kindergarten through grade three classes, in my suit was not feasible, so I urge all parents to educate your young about the truths of these vile creatures. 
* They are not friendly!
* If they TURN their backs towards you and STAMP their feet, RUN! What you get next is NOT gold, NOR does it taste like Skittles!
NO Tommy! This is just plain wrong!




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Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman's childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this country boy to life in the big cities. After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

33 thoughts on “Life “Truths””

  1. Hi Mark, I still believe in Leprechauns. I have always interpreted their smile as a mischievous grin, up to no good. Thank you for the warning. The story and the picture made me smile. I suspect Tommy is the artist. A great drawing of the Leprechaun, rainbow and pot of gold!

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    1. Should have been wearing my glasses, that way I’d never have mistaken a skunk for a Leprechaun. 😉 The photo doesn’t do the rainbow justice, because both ends were in plain view but too close to get the whole thing in with my camera phone.

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  2. I’ve always been told that leprechauns are tricksters – devious little things that will do everything in their power to make sure you don’t get their gold. I’m sorry that you got punked! lol! 😉

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