AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Bonnie Milani, iKaren Wilson, iGary Caplan, iPeazy Monellon, iValerie publisher@nightengalepress.com, iJill Eisnaugle, iMichele Poague, i
  Home > Humor > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

John W Townsend

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 467 titles
· 494 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: May, 2009

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

Books
· MR. RAZ EFIMME

· AS THICK AS TWO PLANKS OF WOOD

· PRINCESS BARE FOOT and THE TALES FROM TOGETHERLAND

· Dribble


Short Stories
· THE MUFFIN GIRL

· TV's 'KUNG FU' on a TRAIN

· GEORGUS UNTUMPUS

· The Imbibed and Tired Public Speaker

· A THIMGAMYJIG

· The Pheonix Cinema

· STAN

· ANCIENT RIGHTS

· THOUGHTLESS WORDS, LEAVE OPEN DOORS

· HERE TAKE A LOOK AT THIS LETTER!


Articles
· DO NOT MISS THE POINT of JESUS WORDS.

· MY NAME WAS JIACK---The background to the book.

· WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?

· WHEN A WRITERS MIND CREATES A REAL TIME ILLUSION

· ARE WE ALL STUPID OR SOMETHING?

· THE UK's NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM

· MAKE EM LAUGH

· WHEN MISTAKES BECOME EXCUSES

· BELIEVE IT OR NOT IT IS TRUE.

· MEMORIES OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART


Poetry
· When Dreams Fall Apart

· Even The Meek

· THE WACKY WORLD of OVERTIRED.

· WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NIGHT

· WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

· NOBOBY KNOWS

· A SUNDAY

· THE TRAGIC LOSS of YESTERDAY

· OUT of the DARK

· RAINDROPS

         More poetry...
News
· I AM SORRY IT FELL OUT OF MY HEAD

· FACEBOOK and BLOGSPOT

· FATHER MILLIGAN of GOLDERS GREEN

· MR.RAZ EFIMME

· MY NAME WAS JIACK

· BASRADAVA - BACKGROUND

· THEORYTHUM 1 & THEORYTHUM 2 - BACKGROUND

John W Townsend, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.



ERNST THAKELWAITES 15 MINUTES of FAME
By John W Townsend
Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010
Last edited: Saturday, March 27, 2010
This short story is rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook
Share    Print   Save   Become a Fan
Recent stories by John W Townsend
· GEORGUS UNTUMPUS
· THERE'S A HOLE IN THE GROUND
· COSMIC MIRRORS
· GREENS SUPERSTORE
· THE MUFFIN GIRL
· Mr. Jawbreaker
· The Last Train Home
           >> View all 33
What drives some of us is a mystery unto itself, one could say it is belief in oneself, none was more true than that of Ernst Thakelwaite.

He was frozen in time for much of his life, empowered by his own ego and self will, the creator of his own universe, The writer of the year, huh!, In his head.

The journey has been a long and hard one, the rejection slips have become dog-eared memories of what should have been, and were now the flip side to shopping lists. He had fronted himself in protest marches in the hope he would be seen on the Nine O'clock News, even gleaned tickets to be in the audience of BBC TV chat shows, in the glib hope he might be spotted, that someday someone might exclaim, 'Is that not Ernst Thaklewaite sitting there!' Yet none so dared, it was just an illusion. His dream of becoming a popular writer of fiction was, fiction

Ernst could not, nay would not, dum down his dream, it was like the non stick coating to a fry pan, 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.', such was the resistance to any idea of failure, any distraction that Ernst Thacklewaite would one day arrive on the shelves of W.H. Smiths, would become gift wrapped and dispatched from Amazon.

Such was Ernst self empowerment that he even wrote his own obituary. The notion was that in the event of anything ever happening to him, like a sudden rush of over excitement, there in his pocket would always be this sealed envelope, his claim to fame. 'To Whom It May Concern', the envelope read on the outside. He knew it might attract attention appearing as if some kind of suicide note, yet inside the envelope a single page which read, rather sadly. 'The world wide web known Ernst Thaklewaite passed away today. His

writings will be greatly remembered. It then listed his efforts.

2

 

One cannot deny that his obituary would make interesting reading, for it was to be his self will to fame, the ultimate art of positive thinking. Like his series of letters to The Gosport Times regarding the abuse his car windscreen by Traffic Wardens affixing parking tickets to it. And then there was his appearance in the audience of the BBC Radio Three show The Verb, albeit unseen in the audience, one should not ignore the fact that Ernst Thaklewaite did here achieve his fifteen minutes of fame, that day Ernst Thaklewaite did actually arrive.

The Verb was a live radio show devoted to the spoken word, it could hardly be forgotten that evening as the show went on the air. It was nine thirty pm, The Verb radio show was in full swing. But Ernst was somewhat distracted, he was busy trying to conceal the fact that he was checking his Lottery Ticket numbers via his iPhone. It was just as Ian MacMillan was about to introduce a new and avant garde poet to the airwaves, 'Well I would now like to introduce someone who tackles the spoken word with the affront of sudden surprise.' It was then that an excited Ernst exclaimed aloud in no uncertain terms, accompanied with gestures of leaping in the air to shrilled exclamations of , 'I've done it, I've done it! I've got a full house.' It being a live show the audience at home were mesmerised as they listened to the radio broadcast. Amid the laughter of the audience they were sure it was the new avant garde poet, as Ernst continued to shout in excited tones as he fought to navigate his way out of his row of seats, while several security staff also attempted to reach him. ' I have done it, I am a rich man, diddle diddle diddle diddle dee, Ernst Thaklewaite has arrived everyone.'

Ian MacMillian looked in confused disbelief while the radio audience were convinced it was the poet he had started to introduce that this Ernst Thaklewaite was indeed him. They laughed their heads off and applauded as Ernst was bundled out of The BBC Theatre. All the time the radio show The Verb was broadcast live and it could not be ignored that Ernst Thaklewaite had arrived.

3

 

 

Indeed to this day his Obituary note, in its, now crumpled envelope, is still transported in his inside pocket wherever he goes.

His fifteen minutes of fame were all he ever wanted, though he still writes, to The Gosport Times, The independent, and The Radio Times, that lottery ticket did more for him than bring gold, it had been The Greyhound Bus of his life long dream, Ernst Thaklewaite, avant garde poet of BBC fame.

Sadly he was never amble to reinstate his name onto the BBC audiences list.

 

The End (perhaps! Obituary note in inside pocket of jacket.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Web Site: WWW.PAPABEARS-PUBLISHING.COM  

Reader Reviews for "ERNST THAKELWAITES 15 MINUTES of FAME"


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Membership?
Click here to Join!


Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/26/2012
well done


Books by
John W Townsend



PRINCESS BARE FOOT and THE TALES FROM TOGETHERLAND

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Kindle, Amazon, more..




MR. RAZ EFIMME

Buy Options
Kindle, more..




AS THICK AS TWO PLANKS OF WOOD

Barnes & Noble, more..




Dribble

Buy Options
Kindle, Amazon, more..



Popular
Humor Stories
1. A Reluctant Father Christmas
2. Whose Copies Are These?
3. Better Late Than Never. ...
4. Rose is dead
5. The Legend of Great Sheik Abdullah
6. Nude-Night-Naughty 6
7. Just another victim.
8. A living, breathing abstract art…- (Satire
9. Duped Net: The Interrogation
10. Crank One Long For Central
11. Whiskey
12. Duped-Net: Undercover Blues
13. The Centipede
14. DONNA’S DO’S & DON’TS
15. The disrespectful husband
16. Marketing (in Spanish)
17. Nude-Night-Naughty 8
18. Chapter 3 The Parrot's Tale
19. True story from Bong Son Vietnam 1968
20. Looking For Mr. Golfball

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.