Friday, October 5, 2012

Prompt with the Prompt




Prompt with the Prompt is what I am today.

That is, I've got a prompt response to the above prompt in the Great Madison Woods Friday Flash Fiction Extravaganza.  

The Dark and Lonely Room

"Come on, Mr. President.  

Please come out.  It wasn't that bad."

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36 comments:

Glynn said...

Yes it was.

Perry Block said...

Does this count as a Glynnie?

Douglas MacIlroy said...

Dear Perry,

Great title, greater story. you get the prize for saying a lot with a little. Too right.

Aloha,

Doug

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Douglas.

Maybe we'll have to entice the President out with some ice cream!

Enjoyed your piece very much too.

Jess Schira said...

Cute!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Jess.

I love being Cute!

Best thing you could have said.

Tom Poet said...

Thanks for the laugh...It was a smack down.

Tom

Anonymous said...

Hi Perry,
Great topical subject and so much said so fast! Ron

elmowrites said...

Short and sweet. I'm still trying to watch the debate (the video keeps crashing on my computer!) but now i'm really going to struggle to take it seriously.

K.D. McCrite said...

Oh, Perry. You kill me. Again.

Russell said...

Oh, Perry, I'm still chuckling. Recently, I went on a quest for other humor blogs. Almost all of the really funny ones were by women. I don't know if it's because they are better looking, or if they do a better job promoting themselves.

You are very good. Reminiscent of Patrick McManus.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Tom.

There! I smacked you back.

Perry Block said...

Well, there isn't much time until the election!

Thanks for the comment.

Perry Block said...

Wish Obama had done the same!

Thanks!

Perry Block said...

Oh, great. If you're dead, I lose 50% of my fans.

Thanks, Kd!

Perry Block said...

I think in my case they are better looking, do a better job promoting themselves, and have bigger boobs.

I appreciate the compliment & am looking up Patrick McManus right now. Thanks, Russell!

jhardyb said...

It was that bad Perry. It was that bad. :)

Thanks for showing me just how much can be said with only 11 words. My favorite of the day!

Janet said...

Sweet! And as they say..."Yes, it was."

Boomie Bol said...

You had me laughing lol.

Perry Block said...

It will get better, John. It will get better.

Thanks for the nice comment.

Perry Block said...

And sweet of you to say so!

Thanks, Janet.

Perry Block said...

I'm laughing too, on the outside, that is ...

Thank you, Boomie!

Perry Block said...

Well, so far I'm having fun as a member of Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers, or whatever it is that we're actually called.

It's sort of like a Rorschach test. You write a short post on whatever strikes you about a picture prompt. Then you can read numerous other writers' widely varying interpretations of the same prompt.

You meet cool people and get to write a much shorter post than normal. And you get back comments! Imagine: comments on my blog! It's intoxicating.

So I'd recommend you try a writer's group yourself. Just don't try this one if you're going be funny. Unless you promise to write me a lovely comment any time you're funnier than I am.


Beth said...

Yes, it WAS that bad. Sadly. I really wanted him to succeed.

BUT I loved your short take on this prompt. I'm here: http://banterwithbeth.blogspot.com

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Brief. Good. Laughs. :)

Perry Block said...

Thank you so much, Beth.

Yes, I'm looking forward to writing a short take on Mr. Romney screwing up sometime very soon.

Coming over to look at your post ...

Perry Block said...

Yep. Thanks. Glad.

Perry Block said...

Boy, this is great!

I'm still raking in the comments. If only I could push some of them over to the next post ...

Shirley said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Still laughing.

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Shirley.

But I think you missed a "HA" there.

Lora said...

Yes, really BAD. If the next one is worse (Teleprompter please!) the last one will have an empty chair.

Perry Block said...

I'm hoping it will be Mr. Romney sitting in it.

Thanks, Lora!

Tom Poet said...

Looks like we have a debate!

notforallmarkets said...

*applause*

Perry Block said...

*curtsies*

Perry Block said...

As a fan of Obama, looks like I'm going to lose real bad!