I wrote the very first Skeeter story, which in this book is divided into Making It Mine and Mayhem Dressed as an Eight-Point Buck, in 1998... I think. A bunch more followed. There are thirty-one Skeet stories in this collection, written over a period of two decades. These stories are arranged in chronological order, more or less, by the age of Skeeter and Bil. Not all of these have been told on stage. If you are familiar with my stories you will recognize parts of some of these tales from where they have crept into other stories. Hopefully your favorite is in here. And hopefully something new will entertain you.
This is a book of bad ideas gone wrong. From tying a mannequin to the hood of a truck and driving around town dressed like deer to escaping a Cub Scout den and a hippopotamus in a corn maze; from falsifying book reports to sledding down frozen creeks; from breaking the ocean to greasing a quarter-mile slip-n-slide with pilfered industrial floor wax; from experimenting with strike-anywhere matches to riding in a washing machine rodeo, Bil and Skeeter have tried it all. With more than thirty hilarious stories from childhood through adulthood, this book is a primer for folks of any age who wish to concoct and carry out bad ideas, or just read about somebody else’s.
A Quick Word
Being Civic-Minded Young Men
Making it Mine
Worst Christmas Ever
Skeeter and Bil Break the Ocean
Vacation Bible School
Pinewood Derby: Hand’s Off, Dad!
The Teacher in the Patriotic Bathing Suit
Wally! Come Down Right Now!
The Inflated Easter Bunnies of Halfdollar
Strike Anywhere Matches & Anything Can Stretch
Geomorphology & the Rope Swing
Mayhem Dressed as an Eight-Point Buck
Not Like a Sexy Centaur
Love Song to David Bowie
Washing Machine Rodeo
Christmas Artificial Trees
Montina the Divine Bovine
Raised on Hose Water
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