Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Man in the Mist (FF)

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
FF - Friday Fictioneers

The gaunt figure could plainly be seen slowly making its way through the mist towards the castle.

"Is it him?" gasped Lady Chumley.

"How can it be?" exclaimed Lord Chumley. "Why we've all been given to believe Dennis was ..."  Lord Chumley's words dropped off.

The figure was now almost to the castle door. All the other guests stood riveted, anticipating what would happen next between the Chumleys and the man in the mist.

At once the castle door flew open.

"Surprised to see me, Chumley?"

"Yes, Dennis, of course. "We thought you were dead ..."

"Well, you can see that I'm not!"

"So you're not dead tired?  Good, glad you made it. Did you remember to bring the little hot dogs?"

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Well, all's well that ends well.  Dennis is no longer dead tired, the Chumleys' party is a success, and everyone gets to enjoy the little hot dogs provided someone thought to bring mustard.

To enjoy what the other Friday Fictioneers brought to the party based on the picture prompt above, click here.  You won't even need mustard.

Lord and Lady Chumley wish you a happy holiday.  And hope you're neither dead nor dead tired in the year ahead.

25 comments:

thewritersvillage said...

dead on...

Randy

Lorna Earl said...

I think that is the darkest story I've read from you. The horror of those little hotdogs! Do you have any idea what those things are made of? Neither do I! They invited a killer to dinner! You do have a dark side after all! ;)

Perry Block said...

Yes, we are all dead on, Randy! Dead on target for a nap, that is. Better have your little hot dog now.

Perry Block said...

Lorna, you picked up the subtle horror perfectly. Dennis is the hot dog killer! I had to cut several violent scenes but fortunately Quentin Tarantino is interested in the film rights.

Tracey Delaplain said...

Thank God, Lorna explained this to me. Scary.

Perry Block said...

And Lorna only knows the half of it. If that!

Sandra Crook said...

The mustard might be just about the most likeable part of this get together. Hot or what?

Perry Block said...

Hot, of course. We have to keep Dennis from being dead tired again.

ce ayr said...

A tasty snack this week, Perry.
Left my mouth watering.

brudberg said...

Poor, poor little dogs.. you know you should not eat dogs.... especially not that part.

Perry Block said...

Good. From now on I'll throw a reference in to little hot dogs in every piece and I won't have to do more to get a nice comment out of you.

Perry Block said...

Somehow I had no idea that this could be made dirty. I'm impressed.

Russell said...

I can just see someone spearing those poor weenies with toothpicks. Oh, the horror . . .

Russell said...

So, Dennis is a traveling gigolo, right? No wonder he's exhausted.

Russell said...

Isn't that just like the Chumley's, throw a holiday party and expect their guests to bring the food. I bet they invited the Earl of Sandwich too.

Perry Block said...

They would have done that but by then the Earl of Sandwich was actually dead. However, that didn't prevent the Earl from coming through the mists up to the castle with two or three PBJs.

Alistair Phillips said...

Dead tired or not, if he's forgotten the little hot dogs he can go right back out and fetch them :-)

Perry Block said...

And bring some mustard too!

Amy Reese said...

Was he really going to say dead tired. I don't know...I have my suspicions about this. I hope someone brought the mustard. It's simply the only way to eat a hot dog! Great piece, Perry. Happy Holidays to you!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Amy, happy holidays! Oh, and have a little hot dog with mustard.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,

Glad Dennis revived in time for the party. He's not a weenie after all. Happy Holidays and Shalom,

Rochelle

Perry Block said...

Same to you, Rochelle!

Dawn said...

Perfect story for this time of year. Those little hot dogs are at every family gathering. Lol

Dawn Quyle Landau said...

Humorous and witty, Perry. You always surprise me with the twists and turns you take. I fall for it just about every time! :-)

P.S. Joshi said...

Looks like the Chumleys are cutting corners They're having the guests bring foor for the party. I've heard the taxes for those big places is ghastly. This story proves it. Hilarious, Perry. Well done. :D --- Suzanne