Sunday, March 16, 2008


From the safety of their vehicle three noisome vagrants watched the as the gate of the castle swung open and he emerged, heading toward his chariot. Seemingly preoccupied by grave matters, the object of interest remained oblivious to the defect lingering on the decor of his mode of transportation. Opening the door, he might possibly have noted it, but in any case gave no sign. The villians tensed with hilarious anticipation: any moment now...

...but nothing happened. It seemed like an eternity before the driver of the chariot finally slammed the door shut. The conspirators stared at each other blankly. Could he possibly not notice such an obvious cosmetic flaw? The grand plan seemed to have fallen in shambles.

But they disappointedly prepared to vanish from the scene, the small chariot gate flew open and he hopped out. Tearing the marring object from the anterior of the vehicle, he stared at it for a long minute.

The churlish plotters cackled with glee; the only disappointment lay in the fact that half of their fellow conspirators were unable to share this moment. Unable to control their laughter, they watched to see what would follow.

It wasn't terribly elaborate, but was still, in any case, undoubtedly satisfying: He re-entered the chariot, and rolled away from the castle. Oh No! He wasn't supposed to move toward their hiding spot. The guilty parties ducked beneath the rim of their chariot as he flew past. They remained undiscovered.

But if they are ever apprehended and dragged before an inquisition, the only answer to be forced from those lips will be, "Not Guilty"........

The End.

I hope ya'll know what I'm talking about. If you do, this is what "they" saw: I heard it from an eyewitness. If you don't, maybe I'll explain later...maybe not. It's probably not worth knowing.


Snap said...

It took me a awhile to figure out what you were talking about. :)

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

Ah, yes, well, regrettably, the target of such mischief was not in such a jovial mood at that point.

Nevertheless, it is comforting to know that the joke was played by young friends and not by neighborhood hooligans. In that light, the humor is more obvious.

No harm done, in any case.