Pancho mindlessly flipped through the channels,

  • Pancho mindlessly flipped through the channels, unable to focus on any of the daytime programming he came upon. He was thinking of that paper airplane, the one that had killed

  • his hopes of becoming a paper airplane pilot. Everything had happened so fast, while he was distracted gazing at the clouds, he was hit in the head by a PA9000 model, which had

  • been flown by a paper Howard Hughes who had a paper phobia of paper mache germs so he became a recluse in his paper house which made by a Japanese Origami champion who

  • wore makeup

  • It made him feel purdy. He spackled on flesh-colored foundation to cover the scars and stitch marks. Now what to do about the blue tongue and nails?

  • Just a few gulps of pink paint, and an hour or so with the belt sander took care of those little details. Frankie assessed himself in the mirror. Not bad for a monster! The reunion

  • went off with out a hitch until his neck bolts started poking out of his turtle neck sweater. He tried to hide by the punchbowl but Beth spotted him. "Hey Frank! Long time!" "Urgh"

  • "Frank Junior, long time no see!" Beth gushed. Frank tried to cover up one neck bolt with a hand but it wasn't very subtle. Beth just kept rambling on as Frank spilled the punch.

  • One of Frank's arms didn't work as well as the other as it had come from the left arm of famous pitcher Roger "Righty" Rolfenstein and was sewn on crooked. Beth still prattled on

  • unaware that Frank had deaf Mr. Potato Head ears. He nodded politely with his bobblehead neck as he propped up his rabbit's foot, basking in the silence. He was a lucky man/thing.



  1. m80 Oct 22 2011 @ 13:21

    Love the ending!

  2. SlimWhitman Oct 22 2011 @ 13:52

    This is a nice two-part story. Lucky man/thing. As far as I know Frank & Beth are still a pair...

  3. buddyboy4711 Oct 22 2011 @ 14:04

    Why thank you! The set-up was really great, so I just tried to roll with it to the extreme. I think we all should be proud of this one. Y'all done good!

  4. m80 Oct 22 2011 @ 14:40

    You're are so right, and sorry about that--I realized as I hit submit I didn't mention the entire story, which I really like. It has a sweet nostalgia and reminds me of when I was a kid--throwing paper airplanes, watching the old black and white Boris Karloff Frankenstein movie every year, playing with Mr. Potato Head and even knowing about Hughes Aircraft and the Spruce Goose.

  5. SlimWhitman Oct 22 2011 @ 17:31

    On top of the great nostalgic points (I flew paper airplanes from the roof of our house as a kid and old Frankie's dear to my heart), I like the ideas in this one. I can't resist doing a little homage to one of them: http://foldingstory.com/uzjrz/

  6. 49erFaithful Oct 23 2011 @ 00:35

    Hey Frank! You're looking swell! What's your secret? Urgh!

  7. Chaz Oct 23 2011 @ 01:14

    Frank's Helpful hints: Measure twice, cut once and the proper varnish.

  8. sundancer Feb 11 2012 @ 13:22

    WOW! This one is great!!! :-)

  9. Zetawilk May 21 2012 @ 02:55

    Solved the "Frankenstein's monster's name" conundrum. Nepotism runs in the family.

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