…so the entire invasion fleet descended on the unsuspecting Earth, those mighty, golden battle stations promising high energy death! Unfortunately, due to a size miscalculation, as well as a misunderstanding of the exact “hardness” of Earth, the entire fleet was destroyed when a cat nudged each battle station off of the picnic table where they landed. One, however, was saved by a crow who liked the shiny object and…
Give me a break! It’s just a Christmas bulb someone left in the tree as decoration! Boys…
Christmas bulb?!? Wow, it is so sad how deluded some people can be. Girls…
We entered town on the old state highway, following the railroad tracks past boarded up businesses and huge, empty warehouses. In my mind I saw the other side of town, the garden that grew parking lots, strip malls and fast food on approach to the interstate.
Those flowers of the 2020s wouldn’t do.
This plot of the 1930s, though, was perfect.
We stopped in front of an empty warehouse and I got out.
Ashtabula is a town in Ohio, a bit east of Cleveland. I wanted to say “Akron”, but the punchline would have been softened. I like the sound of “Ashtabula” better – it was used in A Bob Dylan song, “You’ll Make Me Lonely When You Go”. With the title and jungle warfare, I wanted people to think Vietnam, not Ohio ;)
I was super busy last week and didn’t read many FF posts. Hopefully I’ll get to more this week.
Note on the title, just in case you didn’t get it Phythaux – Ph (F) – y (i) – th (d) – aux (o) – (Fido) ;) I got this from a cousin when I was about 10 and he said he got it from Bill Cosby, but I never heard that skit.
“Commerce. The smell of salt and oil as I watch the mighty ships unload their cargoes from around the world. The grease of Capitalism. Those cranes, as big as midtown skyscrapers, that is what the harbor is about, that’s what it means to me.”
She waited for the unasked question
Watching the statue, giant, but dwarfed by the towering cranes, she remembered her grandparents and their stories of the old country, the village bombed out of existence by forces too large to comprehend and the story of their escape.