Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Dish and the Spoon (FF)

Hey diddle diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon. 

Hey, guys, did you get a load of that spoon?  Can you believe the dish ran off with her?  And him with a great looking salad fork for a wife at home!

Some guys will Hey Diddle Diddle with just about any spoon!

Well, I guess there's no accounting for taste in spoons.


   My story this week is certainly a cheat, which is especially sleazy since I skipped last week. What can I say?  I looked at the picture prompt and I saw the fabled spoon - two eyes, a  nose, and a wide open mouth plus the handle of either a lollypop or a spoon.

 Along with the little dog, you can see all kinds of  sport from the other Friday Fictioneers by clicking here. Last thing I heard about the dish and the spoon was that the dish had returned home to his fine salad fork spouse.

One can only Hey Diddle Diddle for so long!


Dawn said...

Well I am sure some slashing knife will come along and realize what a great fork his wife is.Then he'll be sorry!

Perry Block said...

A "great fork?" OMG, you make me blush, Dawn!

Alicia said...

No submission to FF is a cheat - only dishes gone bad fit in that category. Loved this. Alicia

Anonymous said...

Hey diddle diddle
that was a funny fiddle
with words
said in your whey

But when little Jack Horner
came out of his corner
little Miss Muffet
grabbed the spoon and ran away.

Now you have me doing Nursery Rhymes.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Alicia. Frankly I have to chalk it up to the dish's serious drinking problem, but I believe he is going for treatment. You see, he thinks he's a glass!

Perry Block said...

20ish Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet
Eating her curds and whey

Along came Perry and Randy
And she shouted "Gazandy!"
Date THEM? That'll be the day!

You and I will have to grow up some day, Randy. Just not yet.

Sandra Crook said...

On balance I prefer your prose to your poetry. But it's marginal...

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

There's no accounting for a dish's taste in cutlery. Funny stuff.



Anonymous said...

I'm with you!

Perry Block said...

Really, Sandra, well then how's this?

There once was a man from ... nah, I guess you're right about the poetry.

Perry Block said...

I guess the spoon has a great sense of humor.

R. E. Hunter said...

Not sure it qualifies as a nursery rhyme anymore, with the adult-oriented content added 8^). Nice one.

Perry Block said...

You're probably right. Good thing I left out the part about Jack and Jill and that damn hill!

Unknown said...

No, do. Please write the Jack and Jill verse. I loved the above take. The first time I read a 'fractured fairytale' something inside clicked and said, "Yes, this is what's missing...the humor!"

Perry Block said...

Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pair of ... I mean, pail of water

Jack went down ... I mean,fell down
And went to town ... I mean, broke his crown

And Jill came after ... I mean, came tumbling after

Even I'm disgusted. And thanks for joining the blog!

Russell said...

I thought it went like this;
Jack & Jill went up the hill
they each had a dollar and a quarter
when they came back
she had two-and-a half
they didn't go up for water.

ugh - now, I'm disgusting too.

Perry Block said...

You should be! Is there a movie version of that by any chance?

Anonymous said...

Dear Perry, I'm still laughing at Russell's comment above - YOU GUYS! You are funny. Make me laugh every time. Perry, your offering is hilarious! Everyone is writing fractured fairy tales and it's wonderful! Don't forget lymerics! Well - you really have to be pretty smashed to enjoy those. Good Job Perry! Nan :)

Unknown said...

Your nursery rhyme has grown up to be naughty...and fun. :-)

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Nan, and I always enjoy your letters even though maybe you have to be pretty smashed to write them. Hey Diddle Diddle, thanks for all your support!

Perry Block said...

Darn, I was hoping for just naughty!

Anonymous said...

The spoon has got to be more fun than a fork! Ouch! A dog made it into my story, too! This is a strange one. You did great with it! Very enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

hahaha damn it but that is one hairy spoon!
seriously, funny stuff. :)

Dawn Q. said...

You dum diddled this one all the way home, Perry! Not that that actually means anything, but love the playful tone here, and felt compelled to join in! :-D

Perry Block said...

But my dog can lick your dog any day! Wait, that didn't come out right ...

Perry Block said...

Yes, it is one hairy spoon and ... wait a minute, my spoon is not that hairy!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Dawn, I didn't think this one meant anything either except that there's no accounting for taste in spoons, never has been, never will be!