I don't want to brag, but I've spent the past week hanging with two very important persons.
The great Alfred Hitchcock was kind enough to make a special appearance in my blog post There's Always a Hitch, his presence therein affording me with a terrific opportunity nobody else can ever lay claim to: I got to direct Hitchcock. And know what?
As an actor, Alfred Hitchcock should be treated like cattle!
Next I spent some time helping Pope Benedict get ready for his upcoming Twitter debut in The Pope's Tweets. True, the pontiff never directed a hit movie, but he's got a bit of clout as well and now thanks to me he can spell "WOOT" in 17 different languages!
My entry in the Friday Fictioneers is below, based on the picture prompt above. Thanks as always to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, both Director and Pope to this enterprise, who has never yet treated any of us like cattle no matter how much we might sometimes deserve it.
When the announcement was made, he had been the first to volunteer to walk though the paneled hallway and into the glowing portal that would lead to another time and place.
It would not be just any time and place, however. Irrefutable calculations had proven that the portal would take him to the most pivotal event in the history of humankind. It could not possibly do other.
Knowing there would be no return as well as he knew he had nothing to return for, he reached the portal and calmly walked through the glowing light that framed it.
He heard a voice. It could have been of any time or place, of any language or person, or of any nation or peoples of the world. Yet he understood.
"Congratulations to us all," said the voice.
"It is a girl ...."
Note: After reading and responding to the comments below, I made a small change to this piece.