Sunday, December 1, 2013

hot rod sled

Holiday Hot Rod
by J.M. Franklin

An ancient custom metallic red sled. Thirty-two hooves pull it ahead. One night in December this machine always flies, guided by stars as it cruises the sky.

Like sure footed cheetahs flying a fleet, these star-bound reindeer have never been beat. With a quick dash of nitrous, it soars to new heights, a silver red rocket, the sled blasts through the night.

At the end of the run the job is complete; suddenly lighter with an empty back seat! Back to the shop for a tweak and a tune, the hot rod sled is on jacks until June.

The master mechanic with the snowy white beard has more horsepower in mind as next Christmas draws near.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

generations of driving fun

Sticking with the car theme (again), I wanted to share one of my favorite photos.

Autopia at Disneyland has been a family favorite going back to when my dad and uncle were kids.

My son and I were in the car in front and the ride was nearly over. I spun around with the camera to look behind us and got this candid shot of my wife and daughter as we pulled to a stop.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

original short story

Skeeter Barn Farms is the setting for this original short story.

Cow pool lanes. A wind storm. Udder chaos!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

flower photos

Along with a growing collection of car and automobile photographs, flowers make great subjects and I've created a gallery of my flower photography.

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Untitled by Jeff Franklin        

Saturday, September 14, 2013

salsa salsa salsa

It must be football season because our pantry is stocked with homemade salsa. This is a new recipe that my wife recently tried and the results are terrific.

Here is the link to the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Go Hawks!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ellensburg Rodeo

This is a photo that I took last weekend at the Ellensburg Rodeo in Ellensburg, WA.

The rodeo is held every Labor Day weekend and includes a great parade as well as activities at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds.

Photo by © Jeff Franklin 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Car Photography

Car photography is a hobby that I started a few years ago with my first iPhone.

In that time I've taken hundreds of photos of all types of cars. Mostly photos of hot rods, but some classic cars, sports cars and a few pick-up trucks as well.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Coboss. It's a straw man of a story...

Earlier in the year I published my first story: Coboss. It's a straw man of a story...

It's the tale of an erstwhile scarecrow that aspires to work at the farm radio station.

The digital book version of the story is available for purchase here.