Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Book of Norman (FF)

FF - Friday Fictioneers
Copyright Kent Bonham

"This is it, Maya!" exclaimed Professor Lance Lewitsky to his young assistant, Maya Majoun. "At long last we have found the fabled Book of Norman!"

"Professor!" Maya shouted triumphantly, "this is wonderful!"

"Yes, Maya!  Those who hold this book in their hands will be granted great bounty!"

"So I have heard," said Maya.  "But how do you know possession of the Book of Norman has such power?

"Because Norman said so. He said he'd give us somethin' nice if we found the book he left on the bus." 

"Amazing!" exclaimed Maya.

"Yep," said Lewitsky. "We might even get Flyers tickets." 

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The fabled Book of Norman is not to be confused with the Book of Mormon because it doesn't have any songs and it hasn't won any Tonys. It does, however, have the power to get you Flyers Tickets and/or the best cheese steak in town, whatever your preference and the state of Norman's generosity at the time.

The other Friday Fictioneers all have different interpretations of the picture prompt above, and Maya Majoun and I hereby jointly bade you undertake an epic exploration of each one of them by clicking here.

I am frankly a bit behind in reading the stories of other Fictioneers and that may persist for a few weeks.  I beg your indulgence, I beg your pardon, and I beg whatever spare change you got rattling around in your pockets. And Norman begs you too.

26 comments:

  1. Dear Perry,

    Your title gave me a giggle. I had an Uncle Norman. He was my mom's twin. They weren't identical twins though. (thought I should clarify that). Anyway, I don't think this was his book.

    Shalom

    Rochelle

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    1. Which would explain why I never got any gifts from him! Good luck with your book, Rochelle.

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  2. Hope Norman comes through with the reward!

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    1. I think he's good for it. We got his coloring book back and we didn't even color any of it.

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  3. I wish I could just pronounce Maya Majoun. I've got my crayons ready and I'm holding out for the Book of Perry. Hopefully, it will give me the confidence to color outside the lines.

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    1. My-ah May-jeune! Now say it after me: My-ah May-jeune. By George, I think you've got it! I think you've got it!
      But you haven't got her, she's way too young for us.

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  4. Quite funny this week, Perry. "Norman, is that you???"
    May your camel bear many young.

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    1. "Yes, it's me, Dad, but neither the Broadway play or the hokey movie had many laughs." As for the camel, that brings to mind an old joke about the new commander at the French Foreign Legion Post who ... nah, it'll take too long.

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  5. :) I hope the great bounty is worth it.

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    1. If it's a cheese steak clearly not, because I (and by extension Professor Lewinsky) hate cheese. Believe it or not.

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  6. When I saw your entry I was wondering whether your story will be as funny as I remember, and it was! Love being entertained.

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    1. You are very kind. Wish Norman would bring you something.

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  7. Dear Perry, cute story - well done! Nan

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    1. Haven't seen you in a long time. Hope you and your husband are well and ready to give me lots of good comments.

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  8. Hehe. I hope they get a really nice reward.

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    1. It might be, but it ain't gonna be the Ark of the Covenant.

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  9. Ha.. I think the reward will be awesome, maybe a free meal at jack in the box

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    1. And free treatment for ptomaine poisoning thereafter too.

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  10. Yes, let us hope the reward is worth it... Could be some ABC Gum... one never knows...

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    1. Yes, but at least it's Trident, recommended by 4 out of 5 dentists for their patients who chew gum.

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  11. I always love a good cheese steak.

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  12. Norman must be a very important person. I hope he's generous with his rewards. Love the story - funny, funny.

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    1. I have it on good authority that he is a member of the 1%. That is, the 1% of readers who liked this post.

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  13. Funny stuff, Perry. I love your character names. Wow, a special book. How exciting! Is that anything like the magic lamp where the Genie grants wishes? Well done. :D --- Suzanne

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