Time in a Radio

“The shadow knows…” cassette-crackles our road trip-bound car, forced upon us by ancient parents. I can’t wait for

“That was Mars, The Bringer of War…” intones the always-calm classical voice, soothing from my bedside speaker. I’ll never change to

“Help! I need somebody…” Another sort of Classic, crooning comfort. “Here comes your ghost again,” cannot be replaced by

“Video killed the radio star…” my teenage mouth moves along. Why kill art; why listen to anything but

“The shadow” bzzt “Mars” bzzt “Diamonds and rust” bzzt “Ohhhh; radio star! Radio staharar!” bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Dial broken, static cleared; I play them all.

ยฉ2020 Chel Owens

Reminisced for Carrot Ranch‘s prompt: a story that includes something heard on the radio.

September 10, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes something heard on the radio. It can be from any station or era. What is heard? A song, announcement, ad? Think of how radion connects people and places. Go where the prompt leads!

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29 thoughts on “Time in a Radio

      1. We still have the ‘tube’ set somewhere… A few years ago (many, many) we turned it on and could only get one station. But you’ve got to have the right antenna for that!!

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  1. terrific post, honouring the radio serials of the past, many of which I listened to in my sleep-out in the fifties, which I suspect was their hay-day; and yes, you captured the timbre of voices well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. enjoyed your fiction ๐Ÿ™‚
    and side note – when I first head the theme this week – the video killed the radio star came to mind – so I was glad to read your fun take on things here

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