What’s Up

“Have you been noticing what’s up in the garden?”

“Huh?”

“The daffodils, the peach tree, the pear trees! Have you noticed them?”

“I guess not. Could you put a photo on Facebook for me so I could see it?”

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “what’s up.”

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

6 thoughts on “What’s Up”

  1. Incoming text: March 6, 2014: 11:35 PM: Whats up?

    Shock to the system. Ringing in my ears. Heart plunges into the acid bath in my stomach, joining the tuna tartare from dinner with Mr. Wonderful prospect #4.

    286 days ago you called it off for good and now this? My mind spins through an endless list of possible replies. I stare at my phone and wonder why you can’t be bothered with an apostrophe.

  2. Flying back home white-knuckled from Denver. Turbulence rattling the plane like a cat tearing at some furred and squeaking morsel. Overheard two rows up and one seat over, from a man wearing a black cowboy hat: “What’s up?” I don’t know who he’s talking to, but all I want to say is this: we are up, and let’s just goddamn stay that way, okay? Can we both put our heads together and with one collective wish loud as trumpets send straight to the ear of the gods of lift and thrust that we all just want to live a little longer, get home to the women that we love? Focus every atom of will we can rouse in us and send our hopes up, up, up against the belly of this machine that seems to limp through the clouds that to me look, through my frost-kissed porthole, like icebergs looming out of the ink-dark sea?

    When we land, I will forget this fear. But I will look for that man in the black leather hat and hope he got the answer he was looking for.

  3. “Hi! Whats up ? ” The most wonderful thing was that, this was being asked by a dear friend after a span of 15 years,once the initial rounds of screams of recognition and breathless hugs were over. One is actually rendered speechless as one is at a total loss of words.One doesn’t know where to begin .’ Hi! Nice to see you, ‘ seemed a good place to begin. ……

  4. What’s Up?
    Why haven’t I heard from you it has been a while
    I keep you in mind, fondly with a smile.
    Perhaps there has been a misunderstanding
    I would have to waver,
    my mind meandering.
    Fire burns with a heat explosion
    the planet dies through slow erosion
    What’s Up?

  5. What’s Up is what he always said when he greeted everyone prior to determining what assistance they needed. The inquiry was presented with such enthusiasm that anyone needing help knew they had located the right person. Enhanced motivation became a fast growing characteristic. The entire office responded to what’s up.

  6. “What’s up, girl? Haven’t spoken to you in three weeks!” Eileen screeched into the phone.

    “I’ve been so stressed at work, and I’m so tired at the end of the day that all I do is crash after dinner.” Tamara answered.

    “You need to change your lifestyle, girlfriend. All work and no play makes you a very dull girl.”

    “Easier said than done, Eileen, so if you’ll excuse me, I’m hittin’ the sack!”

    “Like I said, Tamara—a very dull girl.” And with this, Eileen heard a loud click from the other end of the line.

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