Author Archives: Robert Hansen

Rock Music

  Carl is obsessed. He works day and night on the musical score for the movie version of my novel, The Five Names. All the while he maintains his happy-go-lucky smile. How does he do it? “Pace yourself,” I told … Continue reading

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The Score

 “Carl, what are you doing?” “The score.” “March madness? The final four?” Carl looked at me peculiarly. “I didn’t know you followed basketball.” “I don’t.” “Then why are you listening for the score on the radio?” “I’m working on the … Continue reading

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Whisk

  “But there’s a real need for cooks.” “Carl.” “It’s only food for two hundred.” My Corgi whined. “I know I can do it.” “I’m sorry, but I think it’s a disaster in the making.” “What if I prove I’m … Continue reading

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Daisies

Does Carl have a secret love interest?

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Nuclear Bomb

When Carl and I visited theNationalNuclearTestingMuseum, we started out together. But soon he had rushed ahead. This was to be expected. Carl just doesn’t have the patience to read all the exhibit captions. When he came dashing back, the expression … Continue reading

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Seaside Limerick

A writer who wrote in the sand, Upon gravity neglected to plan, His thought were amazing Setting his soul ablazing But the tide laughed, “Create it again.”

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Where’s Carl?

One day, while Carl and I were strolling around the nursery, he said, “I have an idea for a picture.” I was suspicious. “What’s the picture for?” Carl turned toward me, his smile, steady as ever. “For promoting your excellent … Continue reading

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