Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Second Remake of The Fly (FF)

FF-Friday Fictioneers
copyright:  Douglas M. Macilroy 

"Again, Andre?"

"Afraid so, Helene.  I just can't seem to get that bug out of the system … so to speak."

"Oh, Andre, every time you transport yourself in the disintegrator-integrator, you come running out here with that contraption over your head saying 'here we go again!'"

"I know, I know.  That pesky fly keeps getting into the chamber with me and our atoms get mixed and I wind up with a fly's head …”

"And I have to catch the fly with the human head so we can reverse the process. Well, better get going."

"Helene, this time it's ... um ...a little different."

"How's that?"

"This time I was in the Chamber with Uncle Herby."

"OMG! Help me! Help me!"

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In remaking The Fly as my contribution to this week's Friday Fictioneers based on the picture prompt above, I faced a daunting task. Both of the previous versions of The Fly made in 1958 and 1986 were quite good and very successful, and I had a budget of $2.25, no actors, and only 100 words to work with, although I always cheat on the words.

So I hit on the idea of introducing a new character:  Uncle Herby.  Hopefully you loved him.  If not, I'm sure you'll love the takes on the prompt by the other Friday Fictioneers which are materializing right now in the disintegrator- integrator if you click on it here.  

Now will somebody please get Uncle Herby's sexual organs off my forehead?

20 comments:

Tracey Delaplain said...

Gives new meaning to 🍆 👨🏻.
I had to emoji it. I can't help myself and I know it bugs you which is like a cape to a toro.

Perry Block said...

I wouldn't mind them so much if I could figure out what those emojis are. Pineapple? Person? Help me, help me!

brudberg said...

To do a partial Gregor Samsa... But uncle Herby... yik

Russell said...

On my Mac the emojis look like an eggplant and Eddie Munster. I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean.

I like Uncle Herby. Is that a banana on his forehead, or is he just happy to see me?

Perry Block said...

Darn it, I was going use Gregor Samsa instead of Uncle Herby to make the story more Kafkaesque but I heard he was busy in Germany. Oh well ...

Perry Block said...

He isn't that happy to see you, but he wants to point out he has very large hands. Still waiting for Tracey to explain the emojies.

Dale said...

Ha ha! Funny one, Perry.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Dale. I think maybe a lot of people haven't seen the movie. I was already too old when it came out!

plaridel said...

i thought the story wouldn't fly but it did. well done. :)

Sandra Crook said...

Plaridel's comment set me off again. Good one, Perry.

Perry Block said...

Nice comment. I almost hate to inflict you with West Nile virus.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Sandra. I was just about to call on you to "Help Me! Please Help Me!"

P.S. Joshi said...

Hilarious, Perry. Now you know no one's "ever" too old to enjoy "The Fly". Well done. :D --- Suzanne

Perry Block said...

It still scares me. Thanks, Suzanne!

Dawn said...

OMG Perry…you are too much! Lol

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