Sunday, April 25, 2010

Magpie 11

Dashing and Dapper

Come on, peek behind the scenes with me. Shhhhhh, don't make a sound. We don't want him to know we are here. Here, come right here beside me. Can you see him? Look through the slit in the curtains.

He's still good looking isn't he? You know, he's getting ready to accept a lifetime achievement award. Everyone's excited that he's here tonight.He hasn't made a public appearance in such a long time. He's changed a lot since his heyday in the movies, hasn't he?

But, there's still something magnetic about him. I mean, look at me and you....thrilled to get such a close look at him. I'm just saying, he still looks dashing in a tux, even if he has to lean on that cane to walk.


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29 comments:

  1. I think magnetism never fades. Great post!

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  2. I enjoyed this little peek from backstage with you, Stevie!

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  3. fantastice tale!
    I can see you do what you do...

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  4. You do these Magpie memem's so well, Stevie! I was entranced by this post!

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  5. It seems all great artists have a magnetism, well done a nice take on the photo prompt.
    Christine

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  6. nice. still got it after all these years...that shine never fades. nice magpie!

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  7. who...who..who IS it...I kept wondering...very good !! enjoyed!

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  8. Ah, it has to be a very old Fred Astaire. Well done, Stevie!

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  9. I think I know who you are talking about. Isn't he a handsome dude? Love this tale.

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  10. ah, your magpie was delightful...i could even see myself as one of the 'sneakers'...wanting to admire him but incognito! a great read :)

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  11. I can see this - and it's a wonderful sight!

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  12. NICE! I felt like an adoring fan -- getting a glimpse of some wonderful gifted and talented person.

    Joanny

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  13. Always like your take on these themes.;) It exposes your superb writing talent.;)
    Have a lovely Tuesday,
    xo

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  14. A symbol of class? Most likely... Dave

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  15. Wonderful, Stevie...I wss thinking Clark Gable - or Gregory Peck or, in more recent years, Paul Newman. Yummy men, eternally handsome.

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  16. A star is a star..we'll always line up to watch!! Well done!

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  17. Love this Stevie. I'm reminded of the old footage of Charlie Chaplin being welcomed back to Hollywood with a lifetime award of some sort - he was so elegant.

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  18. Ummmmm.... Mr. Peanut? Probably not...

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  19. Rosezilla, funny! I forgot he uses a cane.

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  20. steviewren,
    whether it's Fred or Gene or some imaginary dude, getting the chance to glimpse at celebrity from a backstage viewpoint is a thrill. Thanks for including us in your hidden spot!
    rel

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  21. I can feel it -- very nice!

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  22. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/magpie-tale-the-magical-wish/

    mine is up,
    thanks for looking at it.

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  23. As usual Stevie you don't take the obvious route. Lovely oblique view of the prompt

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  24. Some people can just carry it off can't they. Nice simple and enchanting post.

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  25. All sorts of famous men came to mind as I read this .... so well written.

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  26. Fred Astaire? Gene Kelley? Simple response to the prompt...allows the reader to use his/her imagination!

    :)

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  27. He must be English:
    One for sorrow
    Two for Mirth
    Three for a wedding
    Four for a Birth
    Five for the rich
    Six for the poor
    Seven for a witch
    Eight for one more
    Nine for a burying
    Ten for The Dance
    Eleven for England
    and
    Twelve for France (or a Chance)

    http://magpie11.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/the-eleventh-magpie/

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