Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chateau by the Mediterranean


"What a timeshare!"

I couldn't believe it!   A chateau by the Mediterranean for a week!  

The rental agent was showing me a picture of a chateau by the Mediterranean.  For a week! 

"Sylvan,  are you sure I can afford this?!" I sputtered.

"Sure  you can, Mr. Block," said Sylvan. "Long as you can rub two nickels together."

Well, that much I could do.  Though I probably couldn't rub them together long enough for them to become sexually excited.

"There's just one thing, Mr. Block," added the agent.

"Yes, Sylvan?"

"It's a package deal. You'll be sharing it with all the other Friday Fictioneers and their families, including the ones who don't regularly post.  A total of over 500 people, including multiple screaming children."

"Oh, well, I guess that's okay ...."

"Oh, and Mr. Block?"

"Yes?"

"You'll be sleeping on the pile of rubble." 

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Still sounds like a pretty good deal to me!  What do you say,  Fellow Fictioneers?

45 comments:

lingeringvisions said...

I'm in!

koelnerzeilen said...

I take that company in an any environment :-)

Dana C Thomas said...

Well I'd be up for a pile of rubble and a wild imaginative literary crowd.

Perry Block said...

Great! That's one down.

Perry Block said...

You can be in charge of the screaming children.

Perry Block said...

Just don't get any designs, Dana C. Thomas, on MY pile of rubble!

highfiveandraspberries said...

Packing my bags as we speak!

Perry Block said...

Better pack light. We're limited to a toothbrush and an air mattress for the rock pile.

Sylvia Massara said...

Aha! Now I know who "Sylvan" is. LOL

Perry Block said...

Sylvan's also pushing more towards a time share in Sydney, but he has no idea how hot it is there!

janet said...

Is that Barney Rubble? Yubba, dubba, do!!

janet

Perry Block said...

Better leave the jokes to me, Janet. Yubba, dubba, don't! :)

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

a Friday Fictioneers party! oh that would be awesome. i wouldn't even mind hanging out in a pile of rubble

Sandra Crook said...

Such an accommodating host! :)

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

500 people? Impressive stats. Let me know when and where? Now it will take me all day to get the two nickles out of my head.

Shalom,

Rochelle

Douglas MacIlroy said...

Dear Perry,

What are the dates again? Long haul for me. Might have to Skype it in.

Aloha,

Doug

greenwalledtower said...

Sounds like a great idea, a Friday Fictioneers reunion. I assume Rochelle is paying, right?

On a totally scientific note, how long does it take to get a couple nickels sexually excited? Just curious...

Perry Block said...

Don't think we have a choice. We get the main house for a couple of hours, but we have to clean.

Perry Block said...

Of course! Now as to your share, Sandra ....

Björn said...

Ok, I'm booked (but I bring a tent so I can crash on the beach)...

Perry Block said...

When and where? Maybe another prompt will tell.
Yeah, what a life for me, being envious of two nickels ...

Perry Block said...

Skype might be more fun, and a lot cheaper!

Perry Block said...

Probably a lot faster than me at my age!

Perry Block said...

That's another thing. Toxic waste dump on the beach. We have to help with the remediation.

helenahannbasquiat said...

You just keep rubbing those Ben Franklins together, darling -- I'm sure there'll be a magic spark before too long.

Perry Block said...

For him, of course, Franklin was a sex machine. Got to find me some Franklins to check it all out.

Russell said...

Oh, as if Perry Block has a monopoly on humor. That cracks me up!

Russell said...

Try rubbing a couple of Sacajawea dollars together and see if that works for you. You are supplying the cocktails, right Perry?

Linda Palund said...

This has got to be one of the wildest you have come up with. You have broken the audience wall, and now we are inside your story! How crazy is that?????

Perry Block said...

Been rubbing the Sacajawea dollars together .... sure beats rubbing Benjamins together .... certainly beats nickels ... great idea, Russell ..... buy you all the drinks you want!

Perry Block said...

I did not! I think you broke the audience wall. Now clean it up!

erinleary said...

I'm bringing my own cot. No rubble for me. And hands off my nickels......

adamickes said...

That'd be one absurdly strange journey. I'd offer to fix your broken audience wall, but I'm a tech guy so I'm not of much use in framing or hanging drywall. If you need some cat5 run or maybe a wireless access point setup once you get that wall back up I'm your guy.

bridgesareforburning said...

Hi Perry,
See you at the chateau. Save me a spot on that rubble. I'm hoping to get enough rubs to get sexually excited. No, wait, that's my orgy weekend. Ron

thebumblefiles said...

I agree with above, this is one of your zaniest! I guess you got excited at thought of a chateau, so much so that you wanted to share it with all of us. You're swell, Perry, and so thoughtful. When do we leave?

Perry Block said...

No worry about me reaching for your nickels. I've rubbed mine so long they've turned into quarters!

Perry Block said...

Better if you offered to fix my broken blog which only gets any kind of decent response on Friday Fiction days. But thanks anyway, Adam.

Perry Block said...

I knew that, Ron. That's why I scheduled it that weekend, so there'd be one fewer at the chateau. Incidentally, however, I''m coming with you!

Perry Block said...

We're here now. Where the hell are you?!

Linda Palund said...

That last comment of yours made me laugh, but I anyway, I am here to ask your permission to change my title of last week's story to Flight Club, as pun I totally missed, but now everytime I look at my blog, I want to see Flight Club there instead of my puny Fight Club.
That's all. Hope you are having a good weekend, Lindaura

Perry Block said...

You don't need my permission to change it but I will ask a favor. NO, NOT THAT KIND OF FAVOR as you are an ocean away! Just join my blog under "Join this site." I have done it on yours cause I'm that kind of a right guy. That way I get one follower closer to 200, which even though it means nothing and I am still really unpopular satisfies my sense of feng sui. Thanks!

pattisjarrett said...

This was a delight to read! Off to pack my bag!

kindredspirit23 said...

Do they pay for the trip and the food?
http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/friday-fictioneers-stairway-of-the-gods-pg13-101113/

Perry Block said...

Better hurry, plane leaves in ten minutes!

Perry Block said...

No.