Friday, July 31, 2015

Write It Down! (FF)

 © G.L. MacMillan

"Henry!  Henry Jekyll!  I'm coming down the hall to see you!"

"Just a minute, Charles," called Hyde. "I'm ... uh ... dressing."

"OMG!" thought Hyde in desperation. "It's such a complicated formula. Why didn't I write it down?!"

"Let's see … yes, half a beaker of the blue bottle, third from the left, bottom shelf. Then 25 milligrams from the yellow bottle, top shelf.... no, no, that's middle shelf!"

"Henry, got to come in now!"

"Why didn't I write it down?!! Okay, a swig of this green bottle, hope for the best!"

"Hello, Henry.  Just wanted to return this Robert Louis Stevenson book I borrowed."

"Thank you, Charles."

"Oh, and Henry?"

"Yes, Charles?"

"I'd humbly suggest you either get your hair cut eight feet shorter or learn to WRITE IT DOWN!" 
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Let's hope you're a bit better at extricating yourself from hairy situations than our friend Hyde. In any event, here's a lesson we all should learn: Always write it down! Especially when there's going to be a quiz later that goes on your permanent record.  

To check out the permanent records of the other Friday Fictioneers when it comes to the picture prompt above, please remember to click here. It would be a strange case indeed if you're not fully entertained.

Oh, and one more important thing to remember --- www.perryblock.com. 
I'd humbly suggest you WRITE IT DOWN!

18 comments:

Ga H said...

Writing it down... Dr. Jekyll should have known better. Fun story.

Perry Block said...

And I should know better too. Are my fangs showing?

Dawn said...

LOL

Francesca Smith said...

To many, writers especially, this can be a common occurrence...I mean not writing things down and regretting it... Very amusing story!

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Dawn. Don't forget to WRITE IT DOWN!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Francesca. I can forget almost anything if I don't write it down. That 'eating and sleeping thing' can be especially tough.

ce ayr said...

Fun story, Perry.
http://ceayr.com/
Do you know that your comments on my blog direct me to Twitter rather than here?
And that I can't get your site to believe who I am?

Sandra Crook said...

This is a mantra by which I live my life. Shopping lists, story ideas, telephone numbers, where I live... Eight foot hair sounds... different. :)

Perry Block said...

Blogger is weird and often screws up. Some people who've wanted to join the blog have not been able to.At least it took your comment with your picture and name this time. As for the Twitter direct I can't fathom, it works on my end. Oy, but thanks for writing.

Perry Block said...

Too often I don't follow. Therefore I have forgotten appointments, assignments, my head ...

Alicia said...

Evidently Charles hasn't been fooled one little bit!

Perry Block said...

Hard to miss the fangs and hair dragging on the ground. Don't forget to write it down.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

Charles should know that mental notes are only as good as the paper they're written on. Am I the only one who chuckled at "Oh, and Henry?" ...O.Henry...okay...well to me it was funny.

Shalom,

Rochelle

Perry Block said...

Well, of course it was meant to be funny. It's part of my riotous subtle humor. Thanks for picking it up, Rochelle. Don't be a baby, Ruth. There's another one!

Russell said...

I did write it down, but forgot where I put it.
It's nice to hear you're working on something to conquer hair loss instead of wasting your time on an elixir to make yourself irresistible to women.

Perry Block said...

Why would I work on an elixir to make myself irresistible to women? Already accomplished! The hair loss potion is for you, when it starts.

lizy-expat-writer said...

Nice one, Perry - and clever too!

Perry Block said...

Thank you! Happy moving.