CAPACITY PROBLEMS

Yes, I know this is not an massive-world problem. But isn’t it good that you now have all the facts.



Written for DAILY ADDICTION: CAPACITY.

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THE MISSING NESTER

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THE MISSING NESTER



How long do you wait before declaring something that is misplaced as officially lost?

I have misplaced all the usual things

  • Car keys
  • My phone
  • The pen I was just using
  • The matching sock
  • Nail clippers
  • One winter glove
  • My reading glasses
  • Paperwork
  • Where I parked the car

But I am almost sure I have a new one for you.

I have lost/ misplaced three different 1/3 measuring cups that you buy in the little nesting configurations.

I have ALL the others, but the 1/3 cups is always gone.

QUESTIONS:

  • Why only the 1/3 cup?
  • How did it become disconnected from its loving family of nesting cups?
  • Is there a 1/3 thief in my neighborhood?
  • Why does this thief only need the 1/3 cup?

So many questions and so little time to answer them.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: NEST.

THREE MINUTES AND COUNTING

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“Three minutes and counting.”

“You look ridiculous.”

“Ridiculous? I’m just getting ready to celebrate.”

“The party is tonight. We should be leaving. It’s a three hour drive and I have to go home to shower and change.”

“You can go, but I’d wait. Two more minutes.”

“At least take off that silly party hat. People are watching us.”

“Never.”

“Stop your spinning and dancing. Someone is going to call the cops.”

“Oooo… One minute. One day, I am actually going to be there on the spot. I ‘ve always dreamed of being there for the first ray of light for a new year.”

“What are you talking about?”

“Timbuktu. Where New Year’s begins. Same time zone as Greenwich, England. To be relaxing out on a dune, watching the stars shine like they will never shine here again, awaiting the first rays of the sun for a new year. What could be better? Three… Two… One…”

Christopher blows his noisemaker and spins and dances for almost five minutes- at least it seems that.

Two police officers are approaching.

I grab his hand. “Let’s go. You’ve celebrated enough.”

“Sure. Now we can shower and change and party. The New Year is here!”



Written for FLASH FICTION FOR THE PRACTICAL PRACTITIONER: WEEK #30. 

THE X-FILES

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THE X-FILES



Usually, I don’t like the weird-realistic combination genres, but The X-Files was an exception to the rule.

I love mystery/ detective shows …

  • Examining the hidden clues
  • Searching for the master-villains agenda

The X-Files gave me that, and a rogue extraterrestrial to boot.

I had watched one or two snippets of the show when passing a television as it was being shown. It never caught my fancy.

But when I was able to binge the show.

I loved the rooting for the detectives against all odds.



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES and DAILY ADDICTIONS.

CREEPY CRAWLERS


What ever happened to all the fun games of my youth.

I lied.

This one was not from my youth …

But if it would have been, I bet I would have loved it!



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: CREEPY. 

THE AUCKLAND SAFARI

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THE AUCKLAND SAFARI



“Get down from there. That elm has rotted. It’s not safe up there.”

“As soon as I get the picture.”

“Why from up there?”

“We are here birdwatching, so we should have a bird’s-eye view of over first campsite.”

“That’s ridiculous. You’re going to fall and damage the camera.”

“Damage the camera!”

“You know what I mean.”

“Yes. You’ve stated it very clearly.”

“Look. All I meant was that we didn’t bring another camera. We have to be careful if we going to win Arckland’s Bird Safari scavenger hunt. The prize money will set-up our studio.

“I am wedged between these branches in danger … you tell me. This tree has rotted. I could fall to my death any moment … you tell me. Then you remind me NOT to damage the camera.”

Creak … Crack … Snap … Boom.

Lori lands in an unceremonious heap at the base of the elm.

Kyle rushes to her. “Lori are you hurt?”

Just as he arrives, the Nikon D850 hits Lori in the eye and gently rolls to her lap.

“Thank goodness you caught the camera.”

With a snicker, Kyle walks away. An apology now would do no good. Maybe after breakfast?



Written for WHAT PEGMAN SAW: BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. 

 

HOBBES AND SHAW

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HOBBES AND SHAW



If you enjoy high-intensity action, explosions, and hand-to-hand combat, this is a film for you.

Of course, you can always throw in THE ROCK for good measure.

Hobbes (The Rock), a former US agent, and Shaw, a renegade from the British Secret Service, join forces to save the world from a super-virus.

I would not say Hobbes and Shaw was a five-star experience, but it was a fun watch.



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.