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!"

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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:

  1. 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.

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

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

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    1. 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 ...

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  3. 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?

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. It still scares me. Thanks, Suzanne!

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  8. OMG Perry…you are too much! Lol

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