Thursday, November 15, 2012

the troupe retires

They'd grown up in the same town but never knew each other as children.  Fate threw them together, however.  Their's was a world where they had no choice of professions.  They were destined from birth, by the powers that be, to be entertainers.

Lumpy:  Well, we had us a good run, and I just want to tell you guys how much I love yas.

Jack:  Aw, thanks Lump.  It's been a real pleasure working with you too.

Betty:  Stop it you guys, you're gonna make me cry!

Darth Vadar:  Hey now, don't go getting all mooshy!

Lumpy:  We can't help it Darthy, it's the end of our time.

Betty:  It's okay.  I wouldn't change any of it.

Jack:  Another round? Let's order another round!

Darth Vadar:  Should we tell Jack that his head's not right anymore?

Lumpy:  Naw, he's happy.  That's all that matters.

Betty:  Oh Lumpy, you old softie.

Lumpy:  Huh, well there was a time you didn't like me so soft...

Betty:  *BLUSH*

Darth Vadar:  Hey, enough you two.  I wanna propose a toast to the great run we had.

Jack:  Here!  Here!

Lumpy:  Betty, you lit up the stage!

Betty:  Aw, that's sweet.  But we ALL lit up the stage!

Darth Vadar:  Hell, we was on FIRE!

Jack:  FIRE!

Betty:  I still remember that day we first arrived.  I didn't know any of you yet, and my children were taken from me.  I was so sad.  But it all turned out so beautiful, didn't it?

Darth Vadar:  Yeah, Betty.  Of course.  We had no choice, but we were lucky.  There were others didn't do so good.  My brother...

Lumpy:  Yeah, we were lucky.  And I'll never forget that first day either.  I first laid eyes on my Betty, so ripe and juicy!

Betty:  *BLUSH*

Jack:  My kids were taken too.  Just scooped right up.  I like to think that they're happy.


Darth Vadar:  Well, winter's coming.

Lumpy:  Yeah, time for us to go.  It's hard for me to think of moving on, though.  Either way, at least I know I'll leave a mark.

Betty:  Aw, Lumpy.  I don't want to think about moving on.  I just want to remember the good times.  I'm gonna miss all of you so much *SOB!*

Jack:  *SOB!*

Darth Vadar:  Here's to us.  I'll see you all on the other side.

Lumpy:  Not if we see you first, you big lug!

Jack:  'night 'night

Betty:  *whimper*

L to R:  Betty, Jack, Lumpy, Darth Vadar

-------------------------------------------- Curtain Close---------------------------------------------

P.S.  We ate the children.  Don't tell the troupe.


Rock Chef said...

Now, looking at these guys, I am wondering if it might be best to make them a couple of weeks earlier than usual - these look really scarey!

Hm, infanticide,eh? And you working at the school and all :-)

Scott said...

Abby, that is one of the most ingenious, original posts I've ever read!

Guano said...

Jack's squashed; the rest look outta their gourds. At least the troupe didn't....

die on the vine.

lotta joy said...

That was magnificent! Next year, use a spray bottle to spray vinegar inside your pumpkins.

Junky's Running Dry said...

Haha...Love it!!!

ShadowRun300 said...

Too funny Abby! Of course I tried to figure it out before the end... Never did come up with droopy pumpkins.
I loved that you put it in the "aging" category. Then I kept reading and saw your question... that made me giggle too. :)

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG! I am HYSTERICAL laughing right now. This is too damn funny!!

Abby said...

There are a few things a background check doesn't reveal!

Abby said...


Abby said...

Oh stop.

Abby said...

Vinegar! Of course, the magic liquid!

Abby said...

Hey, thanks for visiting!

Abby said...

That's my "catch-all" category. As for the "aging", I felt I could relate...

Abby said...

They're still there, actually. After I gave them "lives", it's difficult for me to chuck them!

terri said...

The weeks have not been kind to the troupe. They're looking a little saggy and tired. I suppose it is time for them to retire to that great pumpkin patch in the sky.