Friday Fictioneer’s ~ A Penny Farthing….

Copyright -Anelephantcant

Copyright -Anelephantcant

He glared at the strange contraption leaning against his favorite tree.

“He’s at it again.” He mumbled aloud. ‘Another contraption like that cursed penny farthing he created last year. Penny farthing…cost more than that at the infirmary for stitches.”

Still, he couldn’t help but stare and think out loud. “At least falling from this one wouldn’t be so far.”

‘Go ahead, young man, give it a try.’ The eccentric inventor stepped out of his workshop, rubbing his grimy hands down his leather apron. ‘It rides like a dream.’

Dream or not, only time would tell…


22 responses »

    • As I wrote this, I was actually thinking about Wilbur and Orville Wright and their bike shop. In Dayton, Ohio, they have a “living history” type set up at the Carrilon Park with what their bike shop would have looked like. Visited there many times.

    • It was definitely an experience for the memory books. I loved working with the historical society when I was younger.Now, though, it seems you have to have a college degree just to walk in the door.

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