Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Welcome to Bizarro World (FF)

Lauren Moscato
copyright Lauren Moscato

"Welcome to Bizarro World, friends my! I am Zontar."

"Thanks, Zontar. Gee, this place is odd!”

"How so odd is?"

"Trees grow upside down, the sky is green and the grass is blue, and Donald Trump is a pleasure to be around."

"Normal seem to us, friends my!"

"And then there's the height of the doors. How do you get into your houses?"

“Into your houses get?  Why?  No one into their houses get.”

"Well, where do you sleep? How do you keep warm?" 

“Sleep in street.  Freezing cold year most of. Most brilliant leaders never been solve able to.”

“Well, Zontar, friend ours: Looks like we picked the right planet to invade after all!”

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At first I toyed with the idea that the door 15 feet above the ground was installed by skilled Jewish craft persons, but I finally decided not to pick on my own people in favor of picking on the residents of the mythical Bizarro World in this, my weekly Friday Fictioneers story in response to the picture prompt above.

I can't wait to see what other explanations the other Friday Fictioneers have for the incredible door from up on high, and you can see them too by clicking here.

See you in Bizarro World, friends my!

40 comments:

ansumani said...

LOL..".Donald Trump a pleasure to be around" was too funny!

Alicia said...

Donald Trump is a pleasure to be around Next time you need a disclaimer - "Do not drink coffee while reading" because my key board is a mess. Thanks for a good laugh, Perry.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, I figured once I got that joke in I could dog it the rest of the way.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Alicia. Maybe I'll put that disclaimer on all my writing. What do you mean, "don't get carried away!!?"

Dawn said...

Bizarro World sounds like there would be lots of photo ops there. I think I might like to visit. i'm pretty sure I don't want to love there.

rosey pinkerton said...

Sounds like quite a place! It'll on the tourist trail in no time now you've drawn attention to it!

mikefalkner1 said...

The legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, lives on this planet. I would not invade if I were you. Look what happen to Donald Trump. Ridiculous hair piece, he now must wear.

Anonymous said...

Dear Perry, Awesome story and so flippin funny! You rock Perry! Nan :)

Perry Block said...

Yeah, I'm not sure I want to live anywhere where the trees are upside down and Donald Trump is considered a nice guy either.

Perry Block said...

I hope you're making your reservations now. Say hello to the new Las Vegas!

Perry Block said...

Yes, but if even Donald Trump is nice on this planet, everybody else must be like Tom Hanks. How can we pass that up, Obi-wan?

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Nan! Not only that, I can flip and rock at the same time!

micklively said...

It reminded me of a cartoon I once saw of two lovers with the caption "Wife my me understand doesn't."
Clever.

Sandra Crook said...

:) Nice one Perry.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Sandra.

Perry Block said...

Bizarros no doubt. Thanks!

Russell said...

Dear Zontar,
What about the Bizarro women? Are they as nice as Donald Trump too?

thewritersvillage said...

So instead of picking on the Jews, you pick some poor race in some godforsaken part of the universe and then you're going to invade them.

Daunting, execrable, stygian, and malodorus.
Take that, you bully!




Perry Block said...

They are all hot, especially the ones who look like Senator Mitch McConnell.

Perry Block said...

Wow, that's amazing. That's only the fourth time today I've been called stygian.

rachelsbooknook said...

Very clever and creative. I laughed the whole way through.

Perry Block said...

Terrific! You are now officially given permission to stop laughing.

amyreesewrites.com said...

You captured Bizarro perfectly, Perry. Thanks. I needed this laugh. :) I knew I could count on you.

Dawn Q. said...

It's so clever the way you're able to create another place and another way of speaking, and use it consistently throughout your story, Perry. Glad you left the Jews out of it; seems there are enough people picking on them these days! ;-)

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Amy. Best wishes to you.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Dawn. Bizarro world place to be if jump high you can every night. And tuchas fall on much of time the!

P.S. Joshi said...

Perry, that creative brain of yours did it again. When you invade, you may have trouble with the people from Star Trek and their Prime Directive. They like to invade...er land on new planets first. Remember to keep your phasers on stun. Well done. :-) --- Suzanne

lizy-expat-writer said...

Where DO your ideas come from? Another very clever story.

Taygibay DefinitiveLapseofReason said...

:D

Perry Block said...

Mostly from China, but I import a a few from Singapore as well.

Perry Block said...

I'll keep phasers on kick the crap out of it, never fear! Thanks, Suzanne.

Perry Block said...

:D back at ya!

margirene said...

What a funny story. Loved it.

Perry Block said...

You thank much very!

snowlocked said...

Poor Bizaroo people! Run, you fools! But on the other hand,if they can handle Donald, they can handle anything.

Douglas MacIlroy said...

Perry Dear,

I won't bore you with my version of Bizzaro speak for the rest of this letter, but want to tell you that your story brought back great memories of comic books pored over during long summers past. Lovely work and spot on with the tone and feel. Thanks.

Aloha,

Doug

Subroto said...

Ha! Ha! Donald Trump for prez. Funny is story.

Perry Block said...

Yeah, I think they have a pretty good time except for spending all that money to furnish the houses they never get to get into.

Perry Block said...

I poured over those same comic books winter, spring, summer, and fall. Which explains all those grades ....

Perry Block said...

No, he's the vice president there. The president is Farky Noodelman. http://www.perryblock.com/2014/10/if-moses-had-goofy-sidekick.html