Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

A Most Interesting Confrontation

“I’m telling you, man,” Humpty told Tweedle,” the guy at the door looked just like Alan Napier’s portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth”.

 

 

“Do tell,” his befuddled friend said.

 

 

The former went on to explain, “All I did was take a swig of me daily pint while putting away me sleeping bag. Next thing I knew Alfred showed up and I followed him.”

 

“Careful what you drink, bruh,” was Tweedle’s response.

 

 

“Within minutes we were marooned on a desert island, surrounded by deranged octopuses.”

 

 

His friend simply gazed at him in amazement, breathlessly taking it all in.

 

 

“We wanted to run,” Humpty said, “But you know how molluscs are. We were terrified they might chase us.

 

 

“Hey”, his friend couldn’t resist telling him, “If you had to get stuck like that with a character from a ’60’s super hero show, it’s too bad you couldn’t have been with Bruce Lee’s Kato from ‘The Green Hornet’. Now There’s a guy with fists of steel! He could have taken those octopuses but good!” 

 

 

“Oh well”, Tweedle continued, “I’ll say one thing for you. At least you’re not some kind of a total wastrel who should be locked up in a metal cage.  Your imagination alone more than keeps things hopping around here.img_3710

 

Here’s yet another excursion into Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ,a work of fiction based upon ten relatively easy vocabulary words.

 

Annunci

The Dead Writers’ Society

mindlovemiseryHarry and Blanche finally found their dream house. Having always been both nature lovers and bookworms, they’d fantasized for years about the perfect combination of their two loves.

 

“You’ll see, sweetheart,” the proud husband gushed. “Once all these trees start blooming, it will be such a beautiful environment.”

 

 

“Yes, Harry,” Blanche intoned. “Until then we can get our books arranged. We’ll start with the Romantic poetry and Regency period novels. Then we can move on to the Victorian novels and poetry.

 

You never know, of course, when Coventry Patmore and Jane Austen might stop by~or the Bronte’s and Browning’s~perhaps even the Shelley’s,” she imagined aloud.

 

“People will claim it can’t be done,” Harry admitted reluctantly. “‘You do understand they’re all currently deceased’, they’ll point out.”

 

 

“Little do folks know,” Blanche continued, “The rapport we’ve always had with the great literary giants of yore. Of course, all anyone needs is a library card and a keen set of eyes and ears. With our new purchase, though, we have even much more of an advantage.”

 

 

Here’s me entry, based upon a photo prompt from Tale Weaver #172

 

 

Their Satanic Majesties’ Request

“You know those novels and short stories, like Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, and Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis?’  Elzo asked his friend Ennio on the phone.

 

“Yeah?” the unsuspecting sidekick admitted.

 

“Well,” the former tried to explain, “I think we have to talk.”

 

“Hey,” Ennio stammered. “I’ve been trying to arrange this blind date for you and Sharon for the past six months!  She’s such a sweet girl. I’m sure she’ll humor you.” 

 

 

Reluctantly, Elzo agreed to meet her at a nearby restaurant for supper.

 

First there were the introductions.

 

 

So,” she started. “Ennio says you’re a history teacher.”

 

“Yes,” he chimed in. “How do you like being a nurse?”

 

Amazingly the otherwise inevitable small talk went on quite well. The friends gawked back and forth at each other, wondering how she could possibly not have noticed anything’s being amiss.

 

 

Eventually Ennio and his girlfriend Mabel excused themselves and left early so the two could be alone.

 

Sensing that now was his perfect chance, Elzo asked Sharon for an explanation.

 

 

“Why haven’t you even so much as flinched?” he wondered.

 

 

“Friend,” she replied slowly, “I am a minion from a Satanic cult.  I merely assumed you were one of us. Haven’t you ever heard that Vishnu was once incarnated as a boar?”

 

 

From there she proceeded to explain to him all about Manicheans, gnostics, gods ranging from Pan to Moloch.

 

 

The befuddled swain tried, as gallantly as he could, to humor her for as long as it was unavoidably necessary.  At the end of the evening he politely said his good~byes and left.

 

 

The next day Ennio and Mabel couldn’t wait for a full account of all that transpired over the course of the fateful tryst.

 

 

“Well maybe I’m in no position to be picky these days, considering my circumstances,” he explained, “but have you ever gotten the impression that maybe someone’s just not quite all that nice of a catch?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome back to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie , where we, weekly, write a story based upon a photo prompt. This week Nekneeraj, our host, gives us an image by Igor Morski.

Novel Mode Of Transportation

Why are you staring at that car in the air?

O do you think it is somewhat abnormal? 

 

O it does not matter, no, nor do I care

 

For my manners are so very informal.

I try to behave with a casual flair

 

And I shan’t freak out aloud as a storm’ll.

 

Unlike the other fuels, so tried and true,

 

Balloons, you see, at least are something new.

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This is my very first attempt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

 

It’s also my very first attempt at Ottava Rima

 

Photo credit goes to Vincent Bourihon.