Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Chamber and the Unit (FF)

Copyright Claire Fuller

The Pressure had spiked out of control!

Poor Barley Lumpkin, responsible for keeping proper pressure in the chamber, had fouled up.  It was his first day on the job and running from latch to latch had been too much for him.

"What have you done?"  screamed Manager Cromwell.  Barley felt terrible but he helped Cromwell stabilize the pressure and remove the unit from the chamber. "Whatever this has done to the unit,” said Cromwell, “we'll have to go with it.” And soon the unit was placed on Donald Trump's head.

This proved the beginning of the end for Mr. Trump.  His neatly groomed hair, parted at the side, robbed him of much of his charisma. Soon the rest of the novelty wore off as well.

And Barley Lumpkin --- both to Democrats and Republicans alike --- became a hero.

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Yeah, it's almost 140 words.  So it took me a couple of extra words to knock off Donald Trump.  Wasn't it worth it?

The other Friday Fictioneers have no doubt knocked off a thing or two themselves, and you can follow follow their exploits relative to the picture prompt above by clicking on the heroic name of Barley Lumpkin right here.

Maybe Barley Lumpkin can maintain the chamber that contains Mr. Trump's sensitivity next.

32 comments:

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

Where is Barley Lumpkin when we need him? Still laughing...then I cry.

Shalom,

Rochelle

Perry Block said...

He's fictitious. Unfortunately Donald Trump isn't.

clairefuller said...

Very funny, loved it.

Rosey Pinkerton said...

Most amusing!
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Russell said...

I can't wait to see what kind of hair piece Barley comes up with for you. Will it be molded plastic like a Ken doll?

Trump is like Samson. Without his hair, he has no power. And you just the Delilah to take it.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Claire! Thanks for the great prompt.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Rosey! Wait, you mean the post or Donald Trump's hair?

Perry Block said...

He came up with a comb over. It''s way better than what was. But you're right about the power being in a person's hair. With hair, I'm like Samson; without hair, I'm Sam Schwartz.

Lorna Earl said...

Totally worth it! We need to make a new national holiday: Barley Lumpkin Day! :)

Perry Block said...

I'm afraid Barley Lumpkin is just too modest for that. But as his biographer, I'll accept one for me!

Sandra Crook said...

Barley Lumpkin for President! And the last time I saw anything like Donald Trump's hair it was on the end of a stick at the fairground. Good one.

Alistair Phillips said...

Funny!
Is it the US presidency Trump is trying for? If so I'm not sure he's the man for the job. He doesn't strike me as being particularly in tune with the general populace.

Perry Block said...

Barley Lumpkin will nail the hair on the end of the stick too. No end to his talents.

Perry Block said...

Yes, he's running for President. He isn't in tune with anybody sane, let alone in tune with the general populace. Thanks for writing!

amyreesewrites.com said...

140 words, but it needed to be said. We all need a hero and I can't think of a better cause. Barley has my vote. Very funny, Perry.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Amy. He has my vote too. And you should see how goofy his hair is!

lizy-expat-writer said...

I think this must be an exclusively American funny? Well writeen as usual but I don't vote American!

Perry Block said...

Yep, you'd probably have to be an American voter so disgusted with what's going on you're considering being an American non-voter. Thanks!

Ga H said...

I'm not American, but that scary man is all over our news, and if he is even seriously considered as candidate... Sigh. Barley Lumpkin will have many fans from everywhere.

margirene said...

Long live Barley Lumpkin. Can we clone him and sprinkle him all over the world?

Perry Block said...

Yes, if Barley has to find a way to discredit all the unqualified candidates, he's going to be very busy!

Perry Block said...

I don't about the cloning so let's just sprinkle him. He won't mind.

P.S. Joshi said...

I still can't figure out Donald Trump, with or without the fluffy hair. :D --- Suzanne

Perry Block said...

I don't think he can either.

Irene Waters said...

Loved it. Made me laugh. I loved the names you gave everyone and if only Barley Lumpkin was real. He really would be a hero.

justjoyfulness said...

Thank you not for making me laugh. Now how will I sleep with a belly laugh on? :(

brudberg said...

And that's the difference to have a nice parting of the hair and to part with the hair...

Dawn said...

So worth it! lol

Perry Block said...

I'm working on it with Barley right now.

Perry Block said...

On your back?

Perry Block said...

So true. I hope you're parting as I have largely parted.

Perry Block said...

Barley thanks you, Dawn!