8/30/2012

Stuck at Prom

            College loomed.

She was determined to attend, and had done everything she could to make that happen. Money was tight, and she’d given up a lot. But she just couldn’t give up her senior prom. And she wouldn’t.
“But we can’t afford a dress, honey,” her dad said.
“Don’t worry, Dad. I’ve got it covered.”


These kids each won a $5,000 scholarship for their tux and prom dress, which are made entirely of duck tape. They spent 127 hours and used 18 rolls of duck tape.
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Written for Friday Flash 55, hosted by G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll.

20 comments:

  1. Now that is creative! It's nice that it comes in so many colors now. :-)

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  2. that is very cool...have seen a bunch of pics from duct tape prom...they get pretty creative...and look pretty cool some of them...hey whatever it takes...


    i might have to go to prom this year....oy....

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  3. Brian at prom! I love it.

    Honestly... they should get a full ride scholarship for that creativity!

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  4. That stuff can be made into anything! Great job kids.
    And a most entertaining little story Patticake, very well done!
    Loved your sticky 55...:-)
    Thanks for playing, I just love your POV, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!!

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  5. That is so creative...love the enthusiasm and colors too ~ Happy Friday ~

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  6. If the economy gets any worse, I'm going for a full duct tape wardrobe!

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  7. By the time you've paid for the duct tape, you could have bought one. The scholarship, though, covers it.

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  8. What in the world would we do without duct tape. This is so creative. WTG on the kids for winning a prize for their efforts. I am amazed at what can be made with duct tape. This is a fabulous idea :)

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  9. Wow ingenious! I was going to say his and hers vinyl tablecloths! Thanks.

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  10. Now that is ingenuity. Where there is a will there is a prom attendence. Loved this 55.

    Have a great weekend

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  11. Now that is ingenuity. Where there is a will there is a prom attendence. Loved this 55.

    Have a great weekend

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  12. I've enjoyed seeing the winning ensembles from past years. These kids are so creative, and the outfits amazing.

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  13. Amazing!

    And I agreed with your comment: 6 weeks of politicking is enough! :) Personally, I'd give each of them an hour of air time, no ads, no bashing each other...just 60 minutes to explain His/Her policy. ;)

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  14. I love it! Very clever, very creative, and very true? Rare combination! Bravo!

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  15. Very clever. I've not seen for prom dresses but costumes and purses - actually! I have a character in my novel, Nose Dive --check it out on Amazon! by Karin Gustafson! - sorry for shilling - but one of my characters makes a bunch of stuff with duct tape.

    Very nice pic - thanks much. k.

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  16. I love a duct tape prom dress. Great 55.

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  17. HA! That is creative, and more power to them. They look very nice, too.

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  18. That is so cool and awesome! Prom dresses are way too expensive and the pressure on both the parents and kids...thank God , we do not have prom here. LOL
    I love your 55, Patti!
    Mine is here
    Have you a ROCKING AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
    hugs
    shakira

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  19. Good for them and far more serviceable that a wedding dress made from toilet paper.

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