Thursday, May 22, 2008

Real Magic Finished

Saying for the day: I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones. ~John Peel
We left the Great and Only Alexander stuck in a jail cell without his magic wand and accused of killing Diana. The police had done some checking and in three of the towns Alexander had visited women had gone missing. They thought they might have a serial killer on their hands.
Meanwhile Diana remains trapped in a world between worlds endlessly moving from stage to where she was supposed to appear in the balcony. When the light was just right in the theater you could almost see her floating by. It would lead people to believe the theater was haunted by the ghost of Diana.
The magic wand that Alexander so desperately needs somehow ended up in the garbage behind the theater. How it got there nobody knows it is after all a magic wand. A child walking by saw it and thought it might be useful for something and picked it up and put it in his back pocket. Seeing the poster for the Great and Only Alexander the child imagined himself to be a great magician. Seeing an apple tree he waved his hand pointed at an apple , and said come. It did. Landing right in his hand. He laughed and said to himself “It’s like I really am magic”. Then he waved his hand and said rabbit. Suddenly he was holding a big bunny by the ears. He dropped the bunny and shook his head. It was too weird. The rest of the way home he pretended to be the Lone Ranger rather than a magician. Arriving home he threw the wand into his big box of precious things in the garage. There it lay with that rock he loved, his broken slingshot, and a few other treasures.
Back at the Jail Alexander the now not so great was being questioned for the fourteenth time. The nice officer was promising him that a full confession and telling them where Diana’s body was would save him from the death penalty. He tried the truth . She was floating in limbo in the theater but that just made the nice policeman angry.
It was at this time that Frank Brady III arrived. The great trial lawyer had been contacted by a friend in one of the food banks that Alexander had helped. He was and is one of the best in the business. The first thing he did was to call for an arraignment of his new client. You can’t just keep him in jail with no indictment. Before the judge Frank pointed out there was no evidence to show that Diana was dead. There was no body. Further his client had been in plain sight by the audience from the time that Diana disappeared until the police took him into custody. When could he have disposed of a body. But the police had searched the entire theater and found nothing. The judge ordered Alexander released.
Now they had to find the wand and bring Diana back.
At the back of the theater Alexander told Frank that the wand had been there because he could feel the magic. He knew which direction to go by following, in effect, the magic trail. When they got to the apple tree he told Frank the wand was used her in some way there is very strong magic in the air. A little farther on they saw a very confused looking rabbit and he said to Frank again the wand was used. The rabbit is covered in magic. They walked past the boys house and Alexander knew they had gone too far. Going back he stopped in front of the house and said the wand is here I can feel it.
Looking into the garage he saw the wand sticking out of the precious treasure box. He used his skill as a magician to open a side door on the garage by picking the lock. He took the wand and used it to create a duplicate of itself without the magic and put it back in the box. Then he transported , by magic, himself and Frank to the theater. There he proceeded to bring Diana back she ended up in a seat in the balcony. To this day she doesn’t know what happened to her nor does anybody else except Frank and Alexander.
Out of all this the Great and only Alexander changed his act. No longer did he use real magic on people. Instead he bought an elephant and closed his show by having the elephant suddenly appear on stage. Then his assistant covered it with a white cloth and it disappeared only to be replaced by twelve doves. It was spectacular.
Alexander learned three things.
1. Getting what you wish for is not always a good thing.
2. Don’t do real magic on people.
3. Elephants can be fun.

The Alphabet Photo Challenge is being sponsored by Quilly at Quilly's Pacific Paradise.
V-Viola Linna-my Aunt

V-Vicki Lanyon Laituri ( My cousin)

V-Veterans ( Betty's Father and Friends World War II)

V-Vegas with our mothers

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal . While Tommy UK was waiting for the next officers to come he used the town hall computer to go to Petrovich’s website. He read the new driblet again. Then he listened but there was no humming noise. He tried listening in various parts of town. The humming would seem to be the clue but there was no humming.
At that point the two other State Police cars arrived. Tommy told them that the other officers had just faded away but they didn’t believe him. They felt that he had something to do with the missing officers. They treated him like a suspect. In fact they threatened to throw him in jail if he didn’t tell the truth. Tommy UK insisted he was telling the truth which only seemed to make them angry.
But then it began again and one by one the officers faded out and Tommy UK was alone again.
Why doesn’t Tommy fade? Why is there no humming? Where is everybody? And of course Is Tommy UK really the undertaker’s kid? These questions which fill up space will not be answered tomorrow but they might get answered someday.

Today's Link-A Little Off Kilter-A picture tour of Rhodes
Today my oxygen went up into the low normal range. It was the highest its been in a long time. I have no idea why. But it meant I didn't need the oxygen all day. In the morning I continued picture sorting. In the afternoon I wanted to post last Sunday's sermon on the St. Mark's website. I got an MP3 file but ithad a problem so I had to go out to the net to find a program that would fix it. Then I worked until I got the sermon posted. Life is good. After that I visited all my links. Now I need a breathing treatment.'


Blogger Catch said...

I bet your Moms really enjoyed the trip to Vegas! I try to do fun things with my Mom too....she always says she doesnt want to go but after we get there she seems to have the time of her life....esp after people tell her she looks more like shes 60 than 80!!! lol

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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5:57 AM  
Blogger Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Wonderful end to the tale, It was worth the wait.

Blessings for you and Betty for a wonderful day.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Loved the pictures of the Moms in Vegas. Bet they took the Strip by storm!

6:49 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

I think the humming is actually an ODOR and it's living in my closet! I wish I would disappear! Seems to me that as long as the cops keep disappearing Tommy UK is SAFE for now!

I wish I had time to go read the BEGINNING of Real Magic right now - but as it is I've been trying to read your post today for about an hour or so now and have not managed! I'll be BACK ... this evening!

You certainly do keep me entertained! :) Thank you!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Tommy needs to tell the next set of officers who come by not to get angry -- and then see if they still fade away.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy better wake up soon before the world disappears. Please keep him away from Hawaii!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the war photos, so lovely.

And all my mistakes are clever, I tell mu husband that all the time.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Carletta said...

I'm with Robert now who said a few days again he was sure you were going to have relatives with the letter X - I can hardly wait to find out!
As always - wonderful photos of family and good family times!

1:28 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

My favorites are the pictures of the veterans. Very patriotic of you to share them.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

Were you inspired by your aunt's name for your blog adress fortress linna? I read her name and immediately remembered the adress.

I love old photos :)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Nice "v"ariety of "v" s...and now, since I have missed a day, I'm going to go back and see if you have a Ulysses in your family- somehow, I won't be surprised to find one!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

I'm baaaaaa-aaack! When I finally had time to look over Real Magic(part I) I of course remembered having read it last week! I'm SO glad it all worked out for dear Alexander. I was a little worried about that breaking & entering thing for a minute there... but it all seems to have gone okay! *whew* That was a CLOSE one!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Your "veterans" look rather young, lol ! I hope they are in good health !

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the Thought Of The Day here today. Good one.

I'm really curious now as to what relatives you have for X, Y and Z. This is going to be interesting.

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoof!! Family is good and you seem to have a big one.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

I love that last photo!

1:50 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

so glad alexander got away unscathed :)
love the veterans, too .

11:18 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

Those fading-away officers sounds like The Twilight Zone.

Your WWII pictures are really cool.

1:12 PM  

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