Tag Archives: outer space

The Doll Carriage

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It was the best birthday present ever in her short little life, that beautiful blue doll buggy made from tin.

She packed it full of dolls like sleepy-eyed sardines, upside down and backwards, arms and legs and heads in all directions.

When the wheels got rusty and wobbly with a terrible squeal that hurt their ears, her big brother helped transform the treasured carriage into an amazing spaceship painted shiny silver.

For their not-so-voluntary astronaut they chose the least suspicious barn cat, who appeared to have no great plans for his morning.

They climbed up to the crest of the rooftop on the chicken shed and launched him into outer space.

 

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Five Sentence Fiction – Wheels:  packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist.

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Shut Up

Shut Up (Madness song)
Shut Up (Madness song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No no no, I don’t mean you, of course.  Shut up is what the cosmos is saying to me today, in a slightly less rude way, but still, the messages are clear.  My astrological forecasts, horoscope and tarot readings appear to have ganged up on me.  It’s like they all got together at a meeting and came up with these words for me to live by.  Or they just thought it would be a funny thing to do on a Monday.  I’m not pretending to understand how it happened.

1.  Don’t offer any opinions.

2.  Where a need to refrain from speaking your mind exists, hold that thought.

3.  Avoid shenanigans.

4. Try to stay calm, quiet and balanced.

5.  Stop overreacting.  Let it wash over you.

6.  Avoid confrontation. Get away by yourself.

7.  Take the phone off the hook.

8.  Don’t believe anything you hear until you can withdraw to think it over.

9.  You might not come up with all the right answers today.

10. Your viewpoint will not be welcomed by others.

What in the world are the odds of just about every one of these suggestion and advice givers (I read four on facebook and three on my phone) telling me to keep my mouth shut today?  Well nobody said I couldn’t write a blog post….although after all these warnings I’m kind of afraid to jot down any kind of hypothesis or idea and risk pissing off the universe.

So whatever you got out of this, I SINCERELY DID NOT MEAN IT.

There.  I hope that appeases the stars and the heavens and intergalactic space.  Tomorrow will be a better day once I get back to being my normal assertive bullheaded self.  I know, I can’t wait either.

The Current Economic Climate

Because I drive a car and eat food (sometimes both at the same time!) of course the current economic climate has affected me. It has affected me all my life.  It affects everyone who is not dead and not living in a vacuum somewhere in outer space.  But I’m no economist so I can’t  dazzle you with the hows and the whys and the wherefores.

I haven’t been crushed by it.  I haven’t lost my job and I still get regular (however paltry) pay increases.  I live in a house that’s mortgage free and I’m able to pay the annual property taxes. Being comfortable is more important to me than being rich.  Although I wouldn’t mind trying ‘rich’ sometime just to make sure.

I think the worlds priorities are mostly screwed up and that money and time and effort are spent on the most incredibly insane things.  Like colossally expensive weddings for instance.  And homes so vast that two people could wander around in them for days and never meet.

So it all comes down to what you want from your life, what you expect, what you’re willing to settle for and what you can give up and hardly miss.  Prices go up.  Everybody bitches.  Life goes on.