December 23rd, 2016

Golden Hair

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

The trilogy continues. . . spoilers ahead for the first.

If you remember, Zaphod said they would go to the title restaurant for lunch.  When this opens, they are trying to get the Heart of Gold there.  Then they are attacked by a Vogon ship, begining the adventures, which involve a cup of tea, the Total Persepctive Vortex, the restaurant, a completely black ship with a half-built teleport device, Marvin being depressing, elevators with psychological problems, a ship full of useless people, and more.
Golden Hair


This week's prompt is, I think, the trickiest one yet.

It is:

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My effort:

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from "The Shop of Ghosts"

I went into the shop and tried to buy wooden soldiers. The man in the shop was very old and broken, with confused white hair covering his head and half his face, hair so startlingly white that it looked almost artificial. Yet though he was senile and even sick, there was nothing of suffering in his eyes; he looked rather as if he were gradually falling asleep in a not unkindly decay. He gave me the wooden soldiers, but when I put down the money he did not at first seem to see it; then he blinked at it feebly, and then he pushed it feebly away.

"No, no," he said vaguely. "I never have. I never have. We are rather old-fashioned here."

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