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Blogophilia 28.4 Topic: “It’s Raining Martians!!”




“Tyler! Did you sign with Shockey?”

Tyler looked stunned, how did Sallon know Shockey had even called?

“It’s on his website. How could you?”

“I didn’t make any commitments, we just talked,” Tyler replied heatedly. “Maybe I should.”

The Drambuie Pursuit 2010 still haunted him. Busting through a rainy and windswept Inverness as the first overall finisher—then watching Team Silver Moose take the team victory. Just 12 seconds between them, and Sallon had paused during the dirt buggy race to write in her green journal on the second day.

“We aren’t having Team Meigs County’s mascot as Meigsy the Gerbil again. I made some calls—Buckeye Chuck,” Sallon said with a tentative smile.

Tyler looked at her, it was important for Sallon to take this trophy. She felt the challenge was a metaphor—her escape from Ohio. And she would be restless until she triumphed. Well, Buckeye Chuck was the best groundhog on the planet, and he did enjoy a good spectacle. Drambuie Pursuit 2011… he just couldn’t make this decision lightly.

. * * * * *



“Sallon, this is different. I respect Diego, you know that.”

You fear Diego, thought Sallon. Why didn’t she just hang up on Antonio? She hated him more than any person she had ever met. Did she ever love him?

“You know the love we shared still glows for me.” Sallon just shivered, he had always known what she was thinking. And what to say to manipulate her. “I just need the speech you gave to the judge to make my movie a masterpiece, in 20 years the audience will appreciate fully—the passion of Sallon.”

It seemed like yesterday… she was talking with a struggling Spanish actor at a dusty bullfight outside of Seville. He was quiet, and intensely interested in her travels, and she had opened up her green journals and shared them with him. Just like Tyler—Antonio had a photographic memory.

The following years were torture. He was exposing her story in Labyrinth of Passion, Law of Desire—it seemed like every love she had ever had was now on the big screen.

“I’ll think about.” She put down the phone and stepped outside on the patio. This time of year the San Diego sky was so clear. Mars, the red planet… a flash of shooting stars…. Tyler, Antonio—it’s raining Martians, she laughed to herself. Then the laughter stopped—she had an inspiration… just rise up.


Blogophilia 28.4 Topic: “It’s Raining Martians!!”

Bonus Points:

(Hard, 2pts): include the word “Hebdomadally” ~ The Hebrides Hebdomadally Herald Post- Scotland’s Leading Weekly Newspaper

(Easy, 1pt): mention a ‘gerbil’ and name it – Meigsy the Gerbil

Final date to post: September 13th, 2011 GMT midnight

Final date to post ALL GUESSES: September 11th, 2011 GMT midnight

Categories: Blogophilia
  1. Sue
    September 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    David you write the best satire of anyone I know. It all feels like truth (related to Nixon per chance?)
    With Sallon as our leader, how could we lose?
    Oh, goody. Location in Scotland. I love Scotland

  2. Sue
    September 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I think your image did not come out – frankly wasn’t sure if you would like the vid – glad you did – bear suit? didn’t you try to talk me into that last time? and didn’t it not work last time? So…..

  3. Sue
    September 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    On the one hand I take pity on you because I’m such a sucker – but you can see my point of view can’t you?

  4. September 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I so enjoyed this one David you are at your best when you include the group. SEnding a group hug to those Blogophiliacs that read your blog

  5. Sue
    September 7, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    That’s a bear hug though it’s not Zodiac

    And you know it – I get quite vicious if I’m not asked or not included in the group. I hate being ignored. Rather like you…. 😀
    oh hey hope the others enjoyed the vid about Scotland

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