Circumstances, such as they are and beyond my control have prevented me from committing Part 34 of the story from my hand-written lines in a notebook to the keyboard and finally to the screen.
I am reminded of an interview of the late Jackie Gleason. When asked about the origin of the characters he portrayed in his humorous skits, Mr. Gleason spoke fondly of his favorite persona - the Poor Soul. Paraphrasing that interview given over forty years ago, he said of the character:
He was typical of the everyday person, neither poor nor rich. All he wanted was to get through life without complications, but life kept getting in his way.Sometimes, all of us epitomize that poor soul. I will not elaborate, bearing in mind that what we say (and write) can and will be used against us in a court of law. In any event ....
The story is winding down and is near conclusion. The next installment will appear here in this space on Monday, 11/2.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Remember, Saturday night is Halloween. Watch out for those little hobgoblins and ghosts that come trick-or-treating at your door.
I trust your Halloween will not be like the one Henry Tate experienced in my most recent short story,
A Bit of Candy.
Oh yes, don't forget to turn back your clocks on Saturday night (or Sunday morning as I am wont to do), I wouldn't want you to miss that extra hour of sleep.