Sunday, October 11, 2009

Otin's Reprise

A couple weeks back my good friend, Otin, did a marvelous parody of my blog. It's pretty hard to sit down and try to copy someone's style, especially when it comes to someone that is the master at twisting a story in such a creative way. No one does it quite like Otin. If you don't believe me, go check it out at Wizard of Otin. I will say this, out of anyone in the blogosphere, I would want Otin at my back. Take time to get to know him and you will understand. Without further ado...

Otin's Reprise

The cock stood erect and crowed at the encroaching dawn, signaling Matthew's final day. The last several months he had thought long and hard about what this day would bring, what he would say to give solace to those he was leaving behind. Retirement will do that to people, he thought, running his fingers across his freshly shorn head.

Steak and eggs arrived on a steaming plate, placed before him by George, his constant companion.

"Today's the big day Mr. O." George greeted him.

"Thank you George." he dismissed him thoughtlessly.

His meal grew cold, barely touched. His attention drawn to the picture of Janice, as he rubbed his finger across her face. Most of the color was gone, wiped away with each caress. She would be there today, to hear his words, to see him bid farewell to this life that had consumed him. She had such plans for the freedom she would now enjoy.

When they came to help him dress, he placed the picture on his pillow. His special suit had been pressed, just the right jewelry had been selected to present the proper image. As they fussed over him making sure all was as it should be, he thought about the time he and Janice had spent at the lake. The strawberry scent of her hair, the saltiness of her skin, lingered like a ghost in his memory.

"It is time."

The processional wound through the halls, making their way to the stage. Arriving they made last minute adjustments. Flanked by his men, he stood stoic as they read his accomplishments to those assembled. All eyes turned to him for his closing remarks. A hushed silence, no ringing phones, he turned to the spot where he knew she would be and smiled.

The curtain closed and with a slam like that of a closing door, the trap door gave way, dropping him seven feet and seven inches. One quick firecracker snap, and his body slowly turned clockwise with the unlikely grace of a ballerina at the end of his hangman's noose. For a full three minutes, Janice watched, no tears to stream down the jagged scars he had left on her face, until they closed the lower curtain.

That evening under a beautiful sunset with a glass of wine, she sat down to her computer. She almost missed it in her Blogger Reader, buried three posts down, the title Happy Hour Friday. Hesitantly she clicked, and once loaded read...

In Emails with RxBambi, a great friend of mine, we decided to co host a Friday post called "Happy hour Friday". Actually it started out as Happy Friday, but Hit 40 threw in the Hour part, and made the little picture! Friday is the end of the work week, and a doorway to free time and hopefully fun. Just list some things that make you happy, and Have a fun weekend! BE SURE TO VISIT RX BAMBI and HIT 40! :)

Here are some things that make me happy...

Today I am at peace for the first time in years.

I will be seeing you very soon, Janice.


Well that's about the best I can do, for the real thing go to Wizard of Otin! And for the record, he's really not psychotic, he told me himself.

51 comments:

otin said...

Oh, that is so cool!!! And you DID kill someone! LMAO!! "The erect cock" HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! But all that said, it was really a damned good idea, and very well written! :))

otin said...

You still use your words much better than I do!

Mango Girl said...

I love that story Brian!


Nice ode to Otin ~ !!

willow said...

I could have sworn Otin wrote this himself. Excellent job copying his style Brian!!! fun post

Otin said...

Hey wait??? You killed me!!! LOL!

blueviolet said...

Brian, you did him justice with this piece. You got the dirty, you got the morbid, you got the twist. I loved it!!!

An Open Heart said...

Oh, MAN, Brian, you nailed it! You boys sure are alot of fun to read! Perfect twist...certainly did Otin proud.

Both of you guys need someone to discover you and give you big fat book deals.


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staceyjwarner said...

This great fun! When I was high school we had to copy Fitzgerald. I got an A. I'm better at copying styles than writing my own...LOL!

Brian Miller said...

otin, it was all in love. bwahaha! really it was a rooster...lol.

open heart, perhaps a coauthor deal....hmm....

Midtown Girl said...

LOL - yes you rocked Otin's style for sure - especially with the intro!!!

Great blog!

Amy

Wings said...

Hah! Great post!

California Girl said...

You guys have a love fest goin' on.

I tried to find his parody but probably didn't look back far enough.

Really nice to see an acknowledged mutual ad society. I love that.

Beth said...

Great story! And it really did sound all Otin-ey. Well, done!

♥ Braja said...

I just had to read the first few words to know you'd caught the essence of Otin.....
:))

Oh My Goddess said...

Very fun!!

Leah said...

Most excellent.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Wonderful story and very Otin -y. He's beaming I am sure.

Ellie said...

Pssst.... the bit about not being psychotic? He lied.

Jaime said...

that was great. but when you started off with the erect cock, i thought the story would take an entirely different direction!!!

rxBambi said...

Oh. My. God.

And you put ME in there too!!!??

I'm not sure if I should thank you or smack you!

But what the hell, thanks for the shout out! It was a great story too! I love that at first Otin only noticed the erect cock! LMAO! Only later did he realize you killed him off! I loved it!

ENCORE! ENCORE!

Pat said...

Well, I certainly enjoyed that! It was Otinesque! Nice twist at the end! Love the opening line!

Hit 40 said...

Otin told you himself that he is not crazy?? Hmmm...

Great work!! I love your reprise of Otin's style of writing. You even got in his signature word (Cock) Very nice!!!

Hit 40 said...

....and Thank You for the shout out :-) I love to see my name on another blog. Always makes me smile!!

Brian Miller said...

lol. how could i not put Hit 40 and RxBambi...it would not be Otin-esque if I did not mention at least a few of his harem.

i am in so much trouble over one little rooster...smiles.

cali...it really is one big conspiracy to take over blogger.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That. Was. Awesome!! You totally nailed Otin's style! Great job!

Both of you should collaborate on a book. Seriously. I'd buy it! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

You did Otin proud! Great job.

Stacey said...

Beautiful writing. Whether you pass the credit to Otin or not, they are your words. I'll be back to read more.

Megan said...

This is great! Poor Janice!!

And I agree, I'd want Otin at my back, too!

The Things We Carried said...

Hilarious guy he is!

Captain Dumbass said...

An erect cock and a hanging, well done, Brian.

Nancy said...

My mouth was open to the very end! Wow. You guys are great.

Goofball said...

great story, nice plot turns

Baino said...

Hahaha . . truly excellent. You have captured the 'essence of Otin'. Lucky bastard! Any closer and you'll have to get a room!

Protege said...

I guess I am the only one who doesn't know of Otin.
;)

tony said...

The Copier Copied! Nice Work!

Possum said...

Brilliant!

Ocean Girl said...

You had me at "hello".

This is beyond funny. This is Seinfeld.

Candie Bracci said...

That is very much Otin indeed!lol :)

TechnoBabe said...

Brian, you are the only one who could even begin to tackle imitating that Wizard!!! You did a great job in this post. Good for you.

Meeko Fabulous said...

Ok . . . At first I thought it was his last day at the office or something! LOL! Great post!

...mmm... said...

Brilliant. that noose ending totally floored me (no punn intended).

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You're both wonderful writers.

I hope you had fun with this and I hope we'll see more of this style of writing from you in the future.

Cheffie-Mom said...

How funny!! I'm off to check out Otin's blog.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I was waiting for the first line to do something else! Poor Otin...Janice did get her way ;)

Otin said...

But Janice died a few months ago!!!! LOL!

Brian Miller said...

lol...i let otin in on a few embedded secrets...Janet came from a post he did a few months back, SHADOW.

dizzblnd said...

You had my full undivided attention at erect cock!
Very good story with a twist to be proud of! I was shacked at the hanging, but I know it could be no other way.

Great job.

I see it was Otin tested.. Otin approved too

Jill said...

OH! I just love it!! You did it Brian!
You killed someone too...NOT YOUR USUAL!

I just cracked up at BOTH of your imitations!

BeautifulWreck said...

Very fun post. :)

Lorraine said...

Well well aren't you a pair, I'm always amazed at the writing talent on blogs, great stuff you 2 :)

Daniel said...

Now I have another blog to check out today. It was fun reading his version of you, now I can see the other side.