22 May

Photo Copyright – Danny Bowman

By Tadalena Warner

“Pick up, pick up, pick up!”


“Gloria, you won’t believe this, but I found it!”

“Found what?”

“I found it, you know the it we’ve been looking for.”

“You said that last time and it turn out to be nothing more than a porthole to the sales department at Sears and Roebuck no less.”

“I’m telling you, it’s the it we’ve been looking for.  Get the guys and meet me at the corner of 5th and Madison.”

2hrs later

“What took you so long?”


“Never mind, it doesn’t matter.  Where are the others?”





26 Responses to “IT”

  1. rochellewisoff May 22, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Dear Taladena,
    I take it the others have disappeared through the true porthole to another world. Most intriguing.

    • Tad May 23, 2013 at 12:36 am #

      That’s one thing about make-believe, it leaves unanswered questions.

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Kwadwo May 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    They what? What happened to them?

    • Tad May 23, 2013 at 12:28 am #

      I don’t know, what do you think may have happened?

  3. wmqcolby May 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Well ….???? What? Very exciting, but I’d like a little more closure … OR maybe a bit more mystery. Sparkling story!

    • Tad May 23, 2013 at 12:30 am #

      Thanks for reading. I’ll have to take what you’ve said into consideration.

      Have a wonderful evening.

  4. sustainabilitea May 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    So did they go through the portal? Hopefully they didn’t end up at Sears spending all their money. 🙂


    • Tad May 23, 2013 at 12:32 am #

      ha ha ha….at Sears spending their money…you’re a funny girl.

      Thanks for reading

  5. Linda Vernon May 23, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Haha! This was fantastic. I think they are all getting some swell makeovers at 1955 Sears and Roebucks!

  6. Shreyank May 23, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    I decided to go with Rochelle’s interpretation 🙂

  7. Penny L Howe May 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    This is great. So many unanswered questions (just like life) Love it! (of course I enjoy all things sci-fi/fantasy related) 🙂

  8. anelephantcant May 24, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Great idea, well written and lots of options for the reader.
    Just how a short story should be.

  9. Joe Owens May 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    Sears needs all the help they can get. I am sure they would pay lots of money to have these portals installed all through Wal Mart. Nice tension you built here Tad.

    • Tad May 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

      Oh my stars, you have me laughing.

      Thanks for reading and Thank you for the comments.

  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) May 24, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Clearly a riddle here… answers next week?

    • Tad May 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

      oh dear, you want more?

  11. David Stewart May 25, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    It puts me in mind of the phone exit point in the matrix. Nice story, although I’d have liked some clue as to what happened at the end.

    • Tad May 25, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      lol…I guess I need to watch the Matrix. As for the ending, I’m not too bad when it comes to cliffhangers, it’s the rest of the story that stumps me.

      • David Stewart May 25, 2013 at 11:15 am #

        It was quite intriguing. I like the idea of the phone being a porthole to somewhere else. 🙂

      • Tad May 25, 2013 at 11:17 am #

        Thanks, me too 🙂

  12. JackieP May 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    My mind is making all sorts of endings! Great read 🙂

  13. Abraham May 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    I like this

    • Tad June 18, 2013 at 7:12 am #

      You do? Please do tell me what it is that appeals to you.

      • Abraham June 19, 2013 at 10:28 am #

        Yes I do. I like the way the suspense and mystery builds up then we are left just there – wanting to know what comes next 🙂

      • Tad June 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

        Thanks, maybe I’ll build on it some time.

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