Wednesday, December 11, 2013

You've Got To Take It Into the Shop!



"Harry!  Harry!"

"Yes, Ron?"

"The Invisibility Cloak!  You've got to take it into Hagrid's shop!  It's not working right!"

"What do you mean?"

"I can see your shoes!"

"Well, that's just shoes.  What's the big ..."

"Harry, Voldemort is coming! You're going to wind up with shoelaces that keep untying themselves for the rest of your wizarding life!"

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I'm very happy to welcome Harry Potter and Ron Weasley as special guests today to Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute. See, folks, keep it right here on Perry's blog for the best in superstar guest entertainment!

Today's special appearances are courtesy of my well under 100 word entry for this week's Friday Fictioneers based on the picture prompt above.  Please check out the offerings of the other Fictioneers as well, all of which are sure to be nothing less than magical! 

Time to make myself invisible. So long, folks.  Ron, Harry ... been a pleasure!

38 comments:

bridgesareforburning said...

Hi Perry,
Why do people fear athlete's foot? Isn't being an athlete a good thing, even it it's only your feet? I think it's time for you to do another sequel, a Harry Potter send-up. You could call it Harry Potter and the Invisible Brain. Ron

janet said...

Hogwarts will never be the same now that you've gotten hold of it!

janet

adamickes said...

I was wondering how you'd add humor to a pair of boots. Well done, Gramps.

Dawn Landau said...

Perry, I love that you brought Harry and Ron into this. The idea of the invisibility cloak, with the shoes showing, is truly inspired! Nice job!

Perry Block said...

How about Harry Potter and the Half-Baked Nouveau Old Formerly Cute Boomer? Gee, that title is almost as long as one of the Harry Potter books! Next time around I'll have you play the part of Ron since that's your actual name. You're probably be a lot cheaper than the real Ron Weasley was for a ten second bit!

Perry Block said...

Well, I don't really have hold of it until Voldemort and I eliminate Dumbledore. And you, Janet, since you're on to our plans!

Perry Block said...

What humor? What boots? Who the hell are you? WHERE'S MY SUPPER?!

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Dawn! Now if you would just help me pay their exorbitant fee for a personal blog appearance ....

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

Now I know why those empty boots are sitting on the bridge like that. They're not really empty. Thanks for letting me in on that.

Shalom,

Rochelle

mezzojan said...

I like the concept of an invisibility cloak that needs "repair." I have a magic cloak, too. It's supposed to make half of my body fat disappear...but I think I need to get it to Hagrid's shop. Not that I'm chubby...I just need my cloak fixed :-)

jeremymilburn said...

Eh, Hermione would have known a spell, like Fungus Destructmungus or something ;) Great story!

Perry Block said...

That's right, Rochelle. And any Fictioneer tries to tell you different is lying! Or a better wizard than I am.

Perry Block said...

I have a cloak that makes me look 32. But the damn thing hasn't worked for 30 years!

Perry Block said...

True, but Hermione's fee was the highest of all, and there was no package deal for the three of them.

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

LOL don't tell me, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley are the kids who shovel your driveway and carry you around. :) superstar guests indeed, this blog provides high quality entertainment.

Sandra Crook said...

Nice one Perry, full marks for imagination. :)

Perry Block said...

Well, you see, Kz, knowing that I'll be retiring soon I'm breaking in some new talent for the blog. How do you think Harry and Ron did? Should I hire them as my replacements?

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Sandra. That's kind coming from a fellow muggle!

Jean Marie said...

:) As a Harry Potter fan I appreciate the humor. I think the Invisibility Cloak should be innovated: Invisibility Clothing and Footwear.

I will start work on the Patent. PATENT PENDING, PERRY!

Perry Block said...

Thank you, LadyJ. Please don't tell your fiance, but I sure wouldn't mind getting under the Invisibility Cloak with you! Just to work on the shoe problem, that is ....

Russell said...

I'm jealous that you are able to get celebrity guests. I tried to get Nancy Sinatra to do a "These boots . . ." segment and she turned me down. Said she was only interested in Jewish guys. Go figure.

changeforbetterme said...

Now that was fun! I could actually see them doing that. Those cloaks, you got to watch how long or short they are.

Atreyee said...

Ah!These two should have known better than to come without Hermione!Perry,hope you are getting her for the next bit;-)Lol! A wonderfully creative use of the prompt and so very entertaining:-)

Martine Landis said...

Very entertaining story! I would love to know how you got to an invisibility cloak from the prompt. That is some imagination!

Perry Block said...

It was that Sammy Davis Jr. ruined her for everyone else!

thebumblefiles said...

Very inventive and original. I want more, Perry, more!

Perry Block said...

Yes, they are definitely not one size fits all! And Harry, after all, is pretty short.

Perry Block said...

No, I'm afraid Hermione has the best agent. Couldn't come near her fee. And a muggle yet!

Perry Block said...

Well, there was sort of this missing body, y'know ...

Perry Block said...

I'll do my best, but my budget for guest stars is pretty well depleted.

Björn said...

Ha.. this was great. Poor Harry better get that cloak fixed...

Perry Block said...

Either that or face a really huge podiatrist bill! Thanks, Bjorn!

lingeringvisions said...

I want an invisibility cloak!

Perry Block said...

Well, you can't have mine. I'm staying under here until I'm 32 again!

lizy-expat-writer said...

Hee hee! Nice one for my first week on FF>

Perry Block said...

Thank you. And Harry and Ron will be back any time you want too!

Patrick Prinsloo said...

That's a good one. Could be a few books there.

Perry Block said...

Yep. Harry Potter and the Half-Shined Shoes.