The Bodliean




 Phlash Phriction in exactly 100 words (more or less)

I bumped into my old friend, The Moose, who was perusing a yellowed manuscript from the Bodliean Library of Oxford. It was quite delicate and appeared to have been burned around the edges. Possibly it was simply deterioration from age. I am sure no human could read the red and purple lettering due to the fading that had occured over the years.

But due to the unique structure of the cones and rods in a Moose’s eye the colors in the manuscript stood out.

He must have been concentrating intently on the yellowing manuscript. When I said hello he jerked around, caught his only remaining horn on the hatrack and it fell to the floor.

No, not the hatrack, his horn.

The hornless moose and I became close friends from that time forward.




About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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