The Twilight Zone: San Francisco

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“Two eggs, over easy? More coffee honey?”

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The waitress was middle-aged. She had curlers on. And late fifties, early sixties glasses. You know the kind? Tear-shaped with fake diamonds. A cigarette was dangling from her too-red lips. “Want more coffee honey?”

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“Honey?” I blinked. Nothing. Closed my eyes. Opened them. I was back in the 21st century at Lori’s Diner on Powell and Sutter. San Francisco’s secret gate to the Twilight Zone. No curlers on the waitress’ hair in this time-slot.

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Breakfast (Two eggs, over easy, please) at Lori’s is to go back in time, fifty, sixty years.

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Did Marilyn ever play “The creature from the black lagoon”? (This one is for Kim). Did you?

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His master’s voice…

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The gravity defying “Blomb” (Blonde-bomb) shell is probably Jayne Mansfield. The brunette could well be Jane Russell. Don’t ask the gentleman on the right, he simply doesn’t know where (not) to look.

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I must have blinked again. Back to 2016.

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“Go to sleep.” A flight to freedom.

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A young and lovely Natalie Wood.

I paid my check. Blinked and walked out on the street:

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Thank God. I was back on my good old Frisco street. July 1962!

Edith the Editor’s note: we have lost contact with the Captain and crew of Equinoxio. This post only just arrived by a time capsule. It seems there is no Internet in 1962. (How can anyone possibly believe that?) We will keep you apprised of the situation.

16 thoughts on “The Twilight Zone: San Francisco

    • Glad you like it, Carolyn. The ending just came to me as I was finishing the post. 🙂 And yes, Natalie Wood was… a sweet “girl”. (Though a grown-up when I was a child. Time flies) Be good.

  1. This made me giggle. You just left a comment on my blog about traveling in a different time-space, but I have been to this very diner! Le Monsieur and I ate here back in February of 2008. Maybe you can reset the time machine and we can meet up for milk shakes. 😀

    • Isn’t that grand? It has happened with many blogger friends. To walk on the same footsteps in different times. Lori’s quite fun. I have put up a request to the engineering department to synchronize our time routes for the milkshakes. 😉 I’m sure they will complain about budget! 🙂

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