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A Slow News Day?

The Queen has posted a prompt that reminds me of my old days of working in TV.  It looks like a piece of equipment on a live shot from a mobile unit.  Unfortunately, sometimes the reporters on a live shot … Continue reading

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Stood Up?

Thanks, Dale, for this gorgeous picture. One of my favorites from December 7, 2016. +++++ John’s blind date never arrived.  He waited in his favorite restaurant for one hour, 55 minutes, five glasses of water and three breadsticks. Julie, his … Continue reading

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Better To Hold The Phone

Pictures (as this one seemingly discarded — you gave up FINALLY, CE?) make great wallpaper in the basement.  And speaking of wall paper … From September 10, 2014. +++++ Since Pop worked out of our home in those days, our … Continue reading

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Mob Rule

  “Pete Thompson.”  Nick Rapelli trembled, repeating his new name. “Right.  Get used to it.  Car’s outside.  Move!”  The agent led Rapelli out the porch door. Rapelli slid into the back of the sedan.  “I can’t thank you boys enough.  … Continue reading

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“And In The End …”

… and believe me, I DO mean it as far as this story’s implications. Thanks to Connie Gayer who provided us with (almost) Russell’s best side (should have aimed lower). +++++ Dale and Shelley turned around at the sound of, … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter Where

Photo By Rochelle, Queen of the Blogosphere +++++ The realtor took Bill around the hallway of the house, second level and opened the closet door.   “They installed a shower in here.  Isn’t that something?” Bill thought for a second … Continue reading

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The Inner Truth

Photo by C.E. Ayr. +++++ Jeff worked weeks on the sculpture. I, however,  got nauseated looking at it.  “So, what’s this supposed to be, anyway?” Jeff wiped his hands on his smock.  “Inspiration’s from a picture of a meteor  a … Continue reading

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Ten Years From Now

Unhappily, this is a true story that, as of this writing, the ending of it is still playing out  yet to be known. Photo by Dale Rogerson.  Thanks, Dale. +++++ Joe looked at his four daughters eating breakfast at the … Continue reading

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You Don’t Bring Me … Pasta?

  This picture has been provided by the Dale-ectable Dale Rogerson.  She was pretty popular last week on someone’s blog (what’s so funny about that, I wonder?) and she just popped up again. Must be those Youtubes are paying off … Continue reading

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Kent’s Problem

This story first appeared  May 19, 2013. And my name is really not William Q. Colby, it’s just the name of the blog. My real name is Kent Bonham. Great photo, J. Hardy Carroll! Rochelle Wisoff-Fields operates this Flash Fiction … Continue reading

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