Thursday, October 13, 2016

Six Sentence Story: A Season In Their Life

"Wha...waiting for them?" he gasped, his mind flashing with ideas of the fate you cannot escape from the old Greek myths he enjoyed reading so much in his youth.

"Yes, I was waiting for them," the Djinn answered.  "I do not know everything, and I cannot clearly see far into the future, but I have a great deal of power, as you can imagine, enough to read people and I knew if I stayed quiet and kept myself a secret from the lowlife 'antiques' dealer, some time during the tourist season a couple with intelligence who wouldn't make too huge a mess of wishing would come along.  I was right, they did, and I was waiting for them."

"When did they actually figure out they had bought a Djinn bottle?" he asked, still wondering just how much he really wanted to know.

"Your Grandmother thought the bottle was beautiful -- even I must admit I was assigned a very nice one -- and she put it on the shelf among other curiosities she liked, never thinking to open it until years later, after your father had left this small town and gotten married and when you were very young."

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue word is Season.

Today is:

Assassination of the Hero of the Nation Day/Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi (Commemorates the assassination of Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961.)

Biketoberfest -- Daytona Beach, FL, US (last chance to ride before winter, and enjoy concerts and shows, too; through Sunday)

Chicago International Film Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (oldest competitive international film festival in North America; through the 27th)

Clean the Crumbs Out of the Broiler Oven Day -- keep it working longer, and prevent a potential fire

Fontinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (garlanding of fountains)

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction -- UN (this year begins a new focus on "The Sendai Seven Campaign -- 7 Targets, 7 Years" and the "Live to Tell" campaign) 

International Skeptics Day -- while there are skeptic organizations around the globe, there's no documentation of this being celebrated internationally; maybe the creator of the day wanted us to be skeptical about it?

John Peel Day -- UK (in honor of his last broadcast)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day -- find information about this disease here 

Modern Mythology Day -- internet generated, go look up a few modern myths on or snopes and have a good laugh

National Police Day -- Thailand (Wan Tamruat)

National Student Day -- US (sponsored by the National Association of College Stores, spotlighting and celebrating students through campus store events)

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Navy Establishment Day -- US

Preaching of the Lion Sermon -- St. Katharine Cree Church, London, England (Sermon dating back to the 1640's in commemoration of a gift for the poor made by Sir John Gayer, who was delivered from a lion while in Turkey)

Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi

Runic Half-month Wyn (joy) begins

St. Colman's Day (Patron of horned cattle, horses, and those who are to be hanged; Austria; against death by hanging and plague; a blessing of horses and cattle is still held at Melk on this day)

St. Edward the Confessor's Day (Patron of kings, those in difficult marriages, separated spouses; the English Royal Family)

Toronto Ski, Snowboard, and Travel Show -- Toronto, ON, Canada (Canada's largest show of this type; through Sunday)

Train Your Brain Day -- spread around the internet by no one knows whom, but today is a good day to commit to doing what you can to keep your brain young

World Sight Day -- International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (This year's theme is "Universal Eye Health" and the Call To Action is "Stronger Together") 

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech), 1885
Cornerstone of the White House laid, 1792
US Navy is authorized by the Continental Congress, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ashanti, 1980
Sacha Baron Cohen, 1971
Nancy Kerrigan, 1969
Kate Walsh, 1967
Kelly Preston, 1962
Jerry Rice, 1962
Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers, 1961
Marie Osmond, 1959
Chris Carter, 1957
Sammy Hagar, 1947
Pamela Tiffin, 1942
Paul Simon, 1941
Melinda Dillon, 1939
Nan Mouskouri, 1934
Jesse Leroy Brown, 1926
Lenny Bruce, 1925
Margaret Thatcher, 1925
Nipsey Russell, 1924
Yves Montand, 1921
Cornel Wilde, 1915
L. L. Bean, 1872
Rudolf Virchow, 1821
Mary Hays "Molly Pitcher" McCauley, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(Play), 1962
"Kukla, Fran and Ollie"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Nero becomes emperor, 54
The Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania, 409
Rabbi Issac Abarbanel begins his exegesis on the Torah, 1483
Jonathan Swift publishes the last of Drapier's letters, 1724
Charles Messier discovers the Whirlpool Galaxy, 1773
First publication of the "Old Farmer's Almanac", 1792
George Washington lays the cornerstone of the "Executive Mansion" (White House), 1792
Founding of B'nai B'rith, 1843
The first arial photo taken in the US, from a balloon over Boston, 1860
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations, which begins the revival of it as an active and growing language, 1881
Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude, 1884
Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14, 1892
Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey, 1923
Premier of "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie", 1947
Fiji joins the United Nations, 1970
The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C, 1976
Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois, 1983
End of the Lebanese Civil War, 1990
The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue, 2010
In China, 23 elder members of the Communist Party of China call for ending the country's restrictions on free speech, 2010


  1. I work with a man who read your post now and has gone back and read all of them. He believes this thoroughly based on his background, but he'll never comment so I will repeat what he said. " This is good, this is really good."

  2. I so enjoy the continuing story, Mimi. You are doing a great job.

  3. Can't wait to read the next installment!

  4. I so look forward to each installment of this great story. It makes my mind wander from here to there.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. These really need to be edited for a novella or book. You must keep the electronic version to work on when there is more time in your life!

  6. Enjoyed this tremendously, great story indeed.

  7. Another excellent segment. DO you have the story planned out or just make it up weekly? Either way, you are a great writer.

  8. (off stage sound of (virtual) page being turned)...


  9. The complexity of this story keeps us wanting more. Very well done, Mimi!

  10. This is such a good story. It makes me want to keep reading to get some answers.


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