michael reisman

michael reisman
Eastchester, New York, United States
July 29
I live in Eastchester, N.Y. and I am a professional writer of short shorties with now nine books out. Take a look at them at www.iuniverse.com


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MAY 25, 2012 7:28PM

Collectors..by Michael

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Franklin was a collector of old soda bottles and cans. Brands that brought back fond memories of tastes gone by. A glass coke bottle from a soda machine that used to be 15 cents to buy. A can of Tab, Fresca, and Mountain Dew. Orange Crush which came in a bottle and many other brands that have long since disappeared. A special display case was set up in his living room with the various bottles and cans that were saved over the years. A trip to the zoo one Saturday afternoon had him meet Harriet at the aquarium show. They talked and got to know each other while watching the dolphins jump out of the pool through hoops that the trainer provided. A chance meeting where two people just got along and decided to meet for a second time. Their first date was in her house for an invitation to dinner. She set up two snack tables in her living room as dinner was to be eaten while watching a rented movie they both picked out. Before he left for the evening, a display case was noticed with old bottles and cans of soda long since gone. The same exact brands sat there on her shelf as he smiled to himself. Franklin didn't say anything about it but had a plan in mind. The second date was at his house for dinner. He set up two snack trays in the living room as they watched a rented movie and ate their favorite dinner together. "Something look familiar to you"? he asked as she stared at his collection of bottles and cans. A separate table for display purposes was set up at their wedding eight months later. It was explained over the microphone to the guests by the bride. Maybe we meet by chance and then something special is seen. A common thread which is most unusual from two strangers. Case in point in a short love story of bottles and cans which seal a relationship for Franklin and Harriet. Thank goodness for collectors.....

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