Archive | October 2014

Watching the Watchers

Watching the Watchers - PhotoBy, Nan Claire Falkner

Amy finished putting away the leftovers in the cooler while Joe put up his camera equipment. Birding was so rewarding. The seasons changed and the birds migrated spring and fall each year. How lovely to sit on the Dock and watch the ducks fly south for the winter. Waving good-bye to them, Joe snapped one last picture for his yearly portfolio.

The earth began to shake. Amy could see walking giant robots across the water getting closer every day.

The Robot General laughed as he watched the humans from his binoculars and ticked off another species. “If only they knew!”

This entry was posted on October 25, 2014. 53 Comments

A Bright Idea

141015 - PhotoBy, Nan Claire Falkner

Witt could make anything. Now he was making light bulbs out of discarded wine bottles. As an event planner for her country club, his oldest daughter, Mellia, was keeping him stocked. He had a backload of orders.

Finding tungsten wire filament on e-bay was such a coup! Now, Mel had told him she had some empty green gin bottles and, the screw caps were perfect!

The heady aroma that filtered out doors made the neighbors a little stand offish lately. “Wonder why” he thought.

On the shop clock radio was playing “The Boxer” by Simon & Garfunkel.

“Life is grand!”

This entry was posted on October 15, 2014. 43 Comments

Number One on the Billboard Charts

Number One on the Billboard ChartsBy, Nan Claire Falkner

“It’s a museum now.” Carole said.

“This is where all those great songs came from?” Harry asked.

“Yes, sweetie, we wrote most of them here.”

“Mama, why didn’t they ever acknowledge you?”

“Well, this business is cut-throat, and even though I wrote two hits for Dyn-Dyn , there was a complication.”

“Well, I think it stinks – you deserved your name on those songs – just as much as they did.”

Cal was sitting in the sunlit chair when they walked in the room.

“Hey Babe! I see you got my first check.”

“Cal, this is your son Harry.”


This entry was posted on October 9, 2014. 54 Comments

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This entry was posted on October 3, 2014. 44 Comments