Thursday, August 19, 2010

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.


A chicken for Ezra’s birthday, handmade by his loving mother. July 2010.

[Addition: as noted by my darling wife in the comments, you can find the pattern for this chook - and it lays eggs too - at ikatbag.com.]

It has been a while, but I think this week I shall celebrate Theme Thursday and try my hand at another drabble!

Lucky you.


BRUSH

Colin was excited. A BRUSH with fame. An encounter with celebrity. A taste of the high life. A hint of something ‘better’. That was what he said he wanted. That was what he thought he wanted.

Then he met Derrick. Derrick was on the Soaps. His face would be familiar. Wizened Detective # 2. Drunken Politician on Right. Cantankerous Father-of-the-Bride. Derrick was famous, but not too famous for the number 37 tram.

Colin cleared his throat. Colin adjusted his tie. Colin began to speak, “pleasant weather.”

Derrick grunted and pushed passed.

Colin looked out the window. The BRUSH off.

14 comments:

Betsy said...

A brush with fame...well, that's one of the funnest kind of brushes there is!

Tell your wife that the chicken is adorable! :)

Brian Miller said...

i have me a few brushes with fame...some are cool...and others i would not let brush my walk off...smiles. happy tt kris...nice chicken!

Tom said...

...did he think it was a pick up attempt? nice chicken...though i've never heard of a chicken toy before.

jen said...

Thank you Betsy and Brian, just a note that the pattern for the chicken is from ikatbag.

me said...

Suddenly I feel the urge to add "hand-made chicken" to my birthday list...

Julie said...

Um ... I feel dumb ... what's a drabble?

Claudia said...

i LOVE that chicken...

Everyday Goddess said...

Nicely done! Love the range of brushes!

Everyday Goddess said...

the chicken is awesome!

AmyLK said...

Love the chicken and the drabble! Happy TT

Kris said...

Betsy, the chicken lays plastic eggs with hand-made chicks in them.

Brian, I’m not sure that I’ve met a REALLY famous person. A few minor ones.

Tom, perhaps is was a pick up. Obviously wasn’t interested!

Jen, I’ve added it now!

Me, it should be a standing item on ALL birthday lists.

Julie, a drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length. The challange of the drabble is its extreme brevity, as it tests one's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.

If you like, you can see some earlier attempts of mine by clicking here.

Claudia, as do we.

Everyday Goddess, love the BRUSH. The chicken is indeed awesome.

AmyLK, thanks!

The Silver Fox said...

Glad you didn't chicken out and brush by this week's theme.

Baino said...

Aww poor guy. How rude of minor celebs to ignore their fans. My mother used to have a name for those types of actors who's names she couldn't remember or faces that were familiar, she's day "You know that actor, the one that's very well employed".

Kris said...

Silver Fox, not missed one yet!

Baino, there aren't so many of those these days.