A Phenomenon of Nature

799983ff-6298-49a2-9535-374ff1595282.jpeg“Hey Dad, can you pause the game?” Steve asked.

“What do you mean by pause the game? It’s a live broadcast,” Steve’s father responded.

“Dad,” Steve said in exasperation. “How many times do I have to remind you that when you pause a live show, the DVR will continue to record it so you can then pick up watching it where you left off when you get back to the TV.”

“So how do I pause it?”

“Jeez, Dad, give me the remote.” Steve hit the pause button and set it down on the coffee table. “Do you know where the telescope is?”

“I think it’s in the shed. What do you need the telescope for?”

“Omigod, Dad,” Steve said. There’s going to be a full lunar eclipse tonight starting in about five minutes. It should be visible to most of the population across a wide swath of the country. Do you want to come watch it with me?”

“Not really. So what are you, moonstruck or something?” his father asked. “What’s the big deal?”

“Never mind, Dad.” Steve picked up the remote and handed it back to his father. “Here. Go finish watching the game. I’ll be out back marveling at a phenomenon of nature.”


Written for these one-word prompts: Scotts Daily Prompt (pause), Ragtag Daily Prompt (broadcast), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (shed), Your Daily Word Prompt (population), and Word of the Day Challenge (moonstruck).

13 thoughts on “A Phenomenon of Nature

    • Fandango November 20, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      Ugh. I’d blame autocorrect for changing “shed” to “she’s,” but I blame my poor proofreading skills for not catching it.

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  1. Sight11 November 20, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Is your son like that.. I don’t know why but I remember Cat in the cradle song after reading this. Remember the song Sensei?

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