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The one and lonely
‘Time flies,’ said the skipper as I turned off the hyper drive.
‘You can say that again,’ I said.
‘Time flies,’ repeated the skipper.
Then I got it.
Damned hyper drive, going so fast it messes with …
I swatted them. Those damned time flies.
Guru Tony says: The 2nd major storm to hit the UK in a week is unleashing its fury with flood warnings aplenty. Meanwhile, the coastline is eroding as the sea gets hungry. No one dare mention the 2 feared words – water table … rising!
Polly Ticks says: So Boris has made the youngster Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer. He doesn’t look like a puppet, but Boris is increasing his power grab. As long as his self-interest agrees with mine, fine. But Big Boris, I’m watching you.
Endurance of old
When different thought led to stake
For the love of God
SUNSET: As the sun goes down the dark veil rises. There will be agony tonight; fear, violence, greed & corruption. And the criminals are even worse.
Such a recipe
Food of all kinds served daily
Best dished up for thought
Taken from Bermuda Triangle. See Essays page, above
Gas hydrates on the seabed could also play a part, releasing methane in large quantities. Rising to the surface, water would go frothy, buoyancy would fail and a boat would sink. Rising into the air, methane could ignite a plane engine. Wreckage hits the bottom, water disturbance eases and silt covers the evidence.
Book 27 of 68, Mysteries of the Bible, out 27 March
33 comments on “Time Floods Lonely Boris”
I enjoyed the way you played with an ambiguous phrase, Anthony. It reminded me of The Hitchhiker’s Guide. I’m not sure I’d like an infestation of time flies.
Me neither, Kim. Thanks for that.
That’s the trouble with space and time travel you don’t get what you think you will.
Very true, Robin. Not that I’ve ever done it, of course.
Oh I like the twist in your ‘time flies’ poem. (Almost a shaggy dog story, that one.) Good luck with the floods!
Thanks for that, Rosemary. At the moment, where I am the sun is trying to shine, yet other areas are being battered. I’m sure it will come soon, like yesterday, and last weekend …
I love your post Anthony, all of it!
It is so good to see you back as I didn’t realise how much I missed your unique style of writing – until reading the above.
SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK!
Hi Anna, many thanks for those kind words. It’s good to be back.
I agree with Anna …. what a treat to see you! Time flies.
Thanks for that, Helen, very kind.
Always great to read you again, Anthony.
i love what Polly Ticks says, never mince her words.
love the tale of the time flies too. 🙂
Yes, she has quite a mouth on her, hasn’t she? 🙂 Many thanks for that.
Time flies!! That is a pun… a galaxy hitchhiker would be proud of!
Very kind words. Thank you.
Well, hello Anthony North! How I’d like to see inside your head. It must indeed be a busy place. I very much enjoyed my visit here, except for those pesky time flies!
I try my hardest not to look, Bev 🙂 Thanks for the kind words.
Loved the idea of time flies…such a funny beginning for the serious tangents beneath.
Ah, I like to tug at different emotions. Thanks for that.
Love the juxtaposition of the images in this one, Anthony 🙂
Thank you so much. Glad you liked the post.
Eek, time flies! Time to break out the bug zapper. LOL, Poly Ticks has plenty to keep her busy in the UK, but goodness know we have plenty to talk about in the US too.
Hi Rimmy, thanks for that. And you have indeed.
House flies lay their eggs
100 in nasty place
We see maggots hatched
20 to 30 days life
Nasty and bother to us
It’s nice to see you again, I seldom peeked in and never commented since OSI closed. Your posts are always so interesting, this one is no exception.
Jim, many thanks for that, and it’s good to see you, too.
The idea of time flies. Ha! A chance for a little science fiction story?
Indeed. Many thanks for the comment.
Time flies…love it! There is always some annoyance to interfere with ones trip from one bit of time to another.
There is indeed 🙂 Thanks for the comment.
It’s so good to see that you’re back online, Anthony. It seems as though years have passed since your last appearance. “Time Flies” is a delightful read. Thanks so much!
And it’s great to see you, too. It has been a few years – ill health and silly things like that.
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Hi Anthony, I’m returning a Thank You for visiting my Fog and (wolf) Dog write. Yes, “Lucy and her diamonds recollection” also tickled my Muse. Then for the final two lines. (the diamonds now for the taking) “Shiny bubbles before the sun” reminded me of the 1967 (before your time??) “Tiny Bubbles” song written by Leon Pober and performed by Don Ho.” It was a fun write for me.
BTW, I played from on-line YouTube that song for Mrs. Jim as today is our wedding anniversary.
Hi Jim, thanks for calling back and, oh, I was around in 67. Indeed, by 1970 I was lead guitarist in a local rock band. I hope you have a great day.
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