Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Mid-Week Effort

Tucson Weather Today


Tomorrow is the beginning of National Novel Writing Month and I will be participating again this year. Last year I did not complete a 50,000 word novel, but the year before last I did finish it. Not worth a revision or a rewrite, though.


Wish me good luck this time.



Below is a complete Flash Fiction story --
with a five word title, five words of text,
and only one single says-it-all illustration.

Meeting My New Facebook Friend

"Come in, the door's open."


Would you believe that a person could have been given by his parents the unlikely name of Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer? Well, it's true. There was such a person with that name..

If you don't believe me, click HERE



vilify [vil-uh-fie]
Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
Synonyms ;
slander - defame - traduce - malign - calumniate



John Candy
Born Oct 31, 1950
Died: Mar 4, 1994

John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in comedy films such as Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, on-the-move shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles. On March 4, 1994, while filming the Western parody Wagons East!, Candy died of a heart attack in his sleep in Durango, Mexico at 43.

Born Oct 31, 1912
Died: Feb 7, 2001

Dale Evans (born Lucille Wood Smith) was an American writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. She was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers.

From 1951 to 1957, Dale Evans and her husband starred in the highly successful television series The Roy Rogers Show, in which they continued their cowboy and cowgirl roles, with her riding her trusty buckskin horse, Buttermilk. In addition to her successful TV shows, more than thirty films and some two hundred songs, Evans wrote the well-known song "Happy Trails."

Born Oct 31, 1936
Died: July 1, 1991

Michael Landon was an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his popular roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983), and Jonathan Smith in Highway to Heaven (1984–1989).

Landon appeared on the cover of TV Guide 22 times, second only to Lucille Ball (TV Guide, July 6, 1991).

Born Oct 31, 1930
Age: 81 years old

Michael Collins is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11. While he orbited the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned landing on the lunar surface. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

For me, good description usually consists of a few well-chosen details that will stand for everything else.
--Stephen King

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