I’ve decided to post a photo tale I’ve been working on for a while. I got the idea after an earthquake knocked down a box of my old toys. It also knocked a bowling ball on my head, which caused the sight of my toys to mix with my slight concussion into an idea.
This is the result of that initial idea and two month of planning. It’s a story about two action figures who fall in love and face the dangers of the wild world of plastic. I call it:
A Tale of Two Toys – an epic adventure of love and plastic
Obi-Wan and Zartan loved each other as much as molded pieces of plastic could, which was surprisingly quite a bit.
They loved each other even though Zartan had sleeves but no shirt…
And Obi-Wan had a hole where his light saber should be.
But they had each other. They’d spend hours just sitting together, with Zartan putting his arm around Obi-Wan’s shoulder. Obi-Wan kept his arms to his sides, not because he was a rigid jerk, but because his arms didn’t have functional elbows.
One day while they were sitting in roughly the same position and in front of the same black background they always seemed to choose to sit, they were greeted by a mutant meerkat thing. Nothing good could come of this.That creepy smile has to be hiding something sinister.
The meerkat wasted no time in attacking Obi-Wan and Zartan. Obi-Wan tried to fight back with his hand hole, but he was quickly overpowered.
The meerkat grabbed Obi-Wan and Zartan and dragged them off to certain doom.
Certain doom turned out to be a giant elf/Santa/fairy thing, otherwise known as, “What the hell is that?” The meerkat was just a minion of this greater evil.
The elf/Santa/fairy grabbed Obi-Wan in her evil claws of pink doom.
The elf/santa/fairy picked up Zartan as well and prepared to devour them both. Obi-Wan and Zartan braced for their fate, but then they realized something… something that would be their salvation…
They were plastic and could not be eaten, especially by a creature with a painted on mouth. The elf/Santa/fairy realized this as well and dropped them back down. She then wandered off to find some young child to traumatize.
Now that the danger had passed, Zartan punched the meerkat in the face. He did this partly because of the previous kidnapping, but mostly because he was a bit of a jerk and liked beating people up.
After that, Obi-Wan and Zartan went back to doing what they always did; sitting next to each other in front of a nondescript black background.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA – this is so funny Car. I laughed till I choked. Where did you get the old Star Wars figures? They look like some my kids used to have….hmmmm
Lots of kids had these toys, but I may have broken into your house and stolen them during a drunken stupor. Or maybe Mother did. That’s how she got most of my birthday and Christmas gifts.
“…nondescript black background…”
The story of my life, too………
Except, mine is right behind my eyes; and, sometimes images appear there but it’s usually nondescript…
I have that background too! But if someone shines a flashlight on my eyelids, it becomes a reddish bright background.
And, if you rub your closed eyes, the most marvelous evolving light show appears 🙂