In The Blink of an Eye
A 75 year old man named Jimmy Fire is on a gurney in intensive emergency care. All kinds of devises hooked to him. He has had a stroke, but is aware of the monitor's beeping, sirens, nurses and doctors yelling orders and scurrying. Suddenly, it is all quiet for the old man. He still sees it all, but there is no sound. Then a brilliant multicolored flash and he is whisked through a tunnel to a bright white light. Then, like a channel change from a remote, WOW, the man is in his white ‘57 Merc convertible, top down, cruising down the main street on a warm fall night in his home town. He glances at the rear view mirror. "My God", he exclaims, it’s me, I must be only 19 with my LP high school trophy letter jacket on. He looks at the hands gripping that Merc's big steering wheel; they’re young, strong and supple. No knotted joints and wrinkles, no pains, the same hands that passed footballs that lead to the high school conference championship his senior year.
Front view of Igloo
(L) Picture of the Igloo Drive In - still has the best porks ever
(R) Best Tasting Porks of all. Igloo is still there. West on 6 Peru, IL
As he cruises along with his powerful, warmed up, Isky cammed, 368 Turnpike Cruiser engine and continental duels rumbling , Jimmy sees the popular Igloo Drive-In ahead. That’s where all his friends go after ball games.
Our protagonist pulls his ‘57 Merc into the Igloo parking lot. He sees his friends and a car hop standing outside waving to him. The ultra-cute little car hop is his girlfriend, Sara Jane. Jimmy Fire shuts the powerful Merc off and slowly gets out. Sara Jane, hopping up and down like the cheerleader she is, yells, "Jimmy, it’s great you came to pick me up after work!"
Jimmy Fire, still leery about what is going on, cautiously walks over to her and says, "I don't understand what’s happening? Is this heaven?" Sara Jane replies, giggling, "No silly, it’s the 60’s!!"
Some fantasy huh? We all, especially those my age, would like to go back to that happy time we thought would never end.
Just like my Facebook, everything ends. My story will take the old man, Jimmy Fire, back through his life and significant and exciting happenings, mostly good.
I have a dynamite ending for it. I can't wait to write that story.
Another fiction novel I have outlined is, "The Tree Lover" (anyone really knows me, and how I feel about nature and senseless abuse of trees can see where that is going LOL!).
However, I cannot write the Blink of an Eye story or the Tree Lover until I finish my present novel that I have invested four years in writing. I have written 40 chapters of the “Mystic Merc”. "The Mystic Merc" will be finished soon, only a few chapters left to do. The last chapters are outlined on my pc and detailed in my head. It would make a hell of a screen play. The Mystic Merc has a dynamite ending also.
I need to spend more time writing my stories and novels, getting them published and not drinking myself to sleep and bemoaning getting old. LOL!
I need to focus again on my writing, like my hero Joan Jett, who, when very young, lyrics and songs just poured from her without effort. In later years, when making her comeback, she said in a recent interview, it became harder to write. Joan said she had to discipline herself, to write at least10 minutes a day. Write anything, but write. Then she wrote more and more, and longer and longer. Finally, once again her writing ability returned. It all came back. Her great hits are still coming. What a gal. What an example of tenacity. What an inspiration. Although she has great new hits, my favorite Joan Jett hit is the 1983, ‘Crimson and Clover’.
P.S. Erica Enders did it again! Wow. She and the Joneses make a great team.
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