Big V's Ramblings

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mindless Blather on Gaslighting

As is so often the case, an idea for a story came to me last night. Actually, I've toyed with this story for at least twenty years, but the actual plot has avoided me until last night. It is a dystopian story to be sure, but not necessarily untrue. I met this elderly woman back in 2008 while living... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Finale

Epilogue Just to be honest, while not always a word for word conversation, much of the dialog between the two main characters actually happened. Johnny is my seven-year-old grandson and has served as inspiration for several stories I have written. He is a very bright and articulate young man who... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Eight

The next morning, Grandpa was out walking Brutus in the backyard when he heard the neighbor man calling him. He whistled for the dog to follow him and headed to meet Mr. Allison. They met under an old pine tree. After shaking hands and exchanging neighbor type pleasantries, they began to talk about... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Seven

Several times during the next week, Grandpa noticed that his grandson seemed to be exhausted. He knew that Johnny was in bed at his regular time every night and out of bed about the same time every morning. The boy looked drained and that concerned the old man. School was coming soon, and he was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Six

Time went by fast that summer as time is prone to do. The little boy grew bigger and taller as each week went by, but every time they had the chance to talk, he still sat on his grandpa's lap. The two of them spent many hours in the early morning talking about the things they saw on the edge of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Five

As the days went by, every time Johnny talked about his spaceship or his mission that brought him to Earth, Grandpa would ask him questions about it. When the boy brought up his home, Grandpa asked him what the name of the planet was where he had lived. "Your Earth ear doesn't allow you hear it when... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Four

"As I told you, Grandpa, I was coming from my galaxy when I got hit by an asteroid. I don't know how I didn't see it, but I didn't. I had to make a crash landing here on Earth to make repairs. Every night while you humans sleep, I go to my ship and work on it so I can leave sometime soon. Being a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Three

Between school, play, and other family situations, it was three days before Johnny had time to talk with his grandpa again. One of their standard conversations was the old man asking the boy how his day at school had been that day. The answer was almost always 'excellent!' Today, however, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter Two

As little boys are prone to do, Johnny squirmed a bit to get more comfortable before he began to explain his journey to Earth. "I never meant to come to your planet; it was entirely accidental. I was flying from my solar system, billions of miles from here. I could tell you its name, but you... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Johnny Robot - Space Alien - Chapter One

Chapter One A long time ago, a little boy named Johnny was born to a beautiful family. He had a Momma and a Daddy who loved him very much, and he had a big brother to teach him the things little boys need to know. They had a dog and a bike and lived in a lovely house with a lot of woods behind their... Sign in to see full entry.

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