Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wisdom in the Alley

Uncle Billy sat down after converting a nice three-ten spare. "Cheryl told me you were a little depressed about your lack of book sales."
"She told you that?"
"No ... I made that up."
"I'm not depressed ... it was just a little frustrating to read about how successful some of these authors on Amazon and Kindle."
"Well, maybe they work at it a little harder than you do."
"That's suppose to make me feel better?"
We watched Eb roll a strike.
"Maybe you should talk to Irv Nesbaum," said Uncle Billy, "he seems to have a handle on things. Did you see him on the Colbert Report?"
"Yeah, I saw it."
"Colbert ripped him up one side and down the other ... but Irv took it in stride ... he knew the publicity he'd get from it."
Eb came and sat down next to Billy. "Get from what?"
"I'm talking to Wonder Boy, here, Eb," said Uncle Billy.
"Excuse me." Eb got up and walked toward the bar.
Billy continued. "I'm just sayin', talk to a guy who seems to be having a little success ... you might learn something."
"Yeah ... maybe."
Hank walked back from the lane. "You're up, Bill."


  1. I think you enjoy the torture, Christopher.

  2. Alex: That's pretty deep ... could explain a lot.

  3. I'm thinking Alex is on to something. :)

  4. This sounds like my family. Either you've been eavesdropping or we're related.

    Helen Ginger

  5. Ciara: Sad, isn't it?

    Helen: You know Uncle Billy, too?

  6. I do! Only we call him Filly Billy.

  7. Helen: These guys are a dying breed ... thank goodness.

  8. I don't know, Christopher. I miss the grandparents and great grandparents who are gone. I think I'll even miss Filly Billy.

  9. Helen: You're right. I get a little agitated with Uncle Billy now and then in the these little stories ... but that's just for dramatic effect ... the old folks paved the way for us and I miss 'em too.

  10. Nicely written little vignettes, keep up the good work and I am sure the kindle sales will follow!

  11. David: Gee, thanks for the encouragement ... and for stopping by.