Hosted by Writing In The Buff
Each week, Lisa from Writing in the Buff posts a new photo, which participants pretend is the cover of a fake book. We then write a 150-word blurb for the book. The second I saw this week’s photo, the following concept popped into my head immediately. My apologies to the good folks at Pixar!
Audiences around the world love the silly hillbilly rustbucket Mater, the tow truck with a heart of gold, whose friendship with race car Lightning McQueen was immortalized in the animated smash hit Cars. But now, A.M. Uckraker reveals the seamy underside of Mater’s life, including his long-time addiction and abuse of synthetic race fuels, which lead to early and irreversible corrosion and a reduced IQ. Other scandals include the Miata Girls scandal of ’98, a 1975 “bolts for booze” scheme that resulted in a jail term, and a run-of-the-mill tow of three disabled cars that led to two totalings and a forced conversion into a Yugo. Ms. Uckracker also reveals the bombshell that when Mater hid out in the backwater of Radiator Springs, it was to avoid debtors and a Vespa scooter paternity suit.
“Shocking and juicy! I knew McQueen hung around with sleazes and losers.” –Chick Hicks, Disgraced Piston Cup Champion
“Waaaaahhhhhh!” –Disillusioned 7-year-old who idolized Mater