Disasterpiece Theater

Hello, I’m Louis Feinberg and welcome to Disasterpiece Theater. Our story this week is written by a little known, and even less cared about American author whose autobiography, “Dreams of Mediocrity” has become the poster-child for rejected short story manuscripts.

This week’s photo prompt is courtesy of Claire Fuller. Our unpaid sponsor, and a the gal with a smile as wide as Texas, is the lovely and talented, Rainbow Wisoff-Fields. To learn how to participate, in this weekly exercise in madness, visit her blog, http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ after which, scroll down to the blue In Links critter and follow the links to other author’s blogs.

copyright-claire-fuller
copyright-claire-fuller

His mother in-law declared, “He’s a chip off the old block.” 

 “A nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, but this one is certain to roll further down hill,” remarked a well-known New York art critic.

“If he’s striving for mediocrity, he needs to lower his expectations,” wrote another.

Negative reviews fanned the fire of determination. “With God as my witness, I will be average,” he declared.

Despite half-hearted efforts to improve, his work remained far below the norm.

Then, for no apparent reason, he was commissioned to sculpt the bust of a hypocritical politician.

Overnight, he became a sensation.

 

Advertisements

32 Comments on “Disasterpiece Theater

  1. Dear Rabaul,
    You have me rolling! A person has to work hard to achieve such a high level of mediocrity. You’ve done fairly well, Padawan.
    Shalom,
    Rainbow

    Like

    • Dear Rainbow,
      I expected you to give our readers some history on Louis Feinberg, the host of Disasterpiece Theater. Can’t you just picture him in a wingback chair, his curly hair sticking out like a Brillo pad, attempting to impersonate Alistaire Cooke?

      Like

  2. Dear Russell,

    You’re going to have to stop writng so well. I’m getting confused as to what is real and what imaginary. I give this a rave review despite the intent.

    aloha,

    Doug

    Like

    • Dear Doug,
      We have a saying in the Ozarks that is in essence the theme for this story. “Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in while.”

      Like

  3. Brilliant! The laughs kept on coming. Though where you get the idea that politicians have two faces I just don’t know…

    Like

  4. As an expert in the mediocre, with many years experience, I have to tell you your story fell well above the bar. But it shows promise. Persevere and perhaps, with luck, you will acquire, eventually, some semblance of ‘average’.

    Like

  5. It’s a scary fact that half, I repeat half of the population is below average. Striving for mediochracy is an excellent ambition for many. Very well written.. So you might have to go a little lower to hit the average. 🙂

    Like

  6. Poor guy, desined to either under- or over-achieve every time. I enjoyed your story and especially the criticisms, Russell. I wish my critics could be as witty!

    Like

  7. “A nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, but this one is certain to roll further down hill,” remarked a well-known New York art critic.

    That sounded like an authentic remark published in the New York Times Russell!

    Like

I'd love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Mandie Hines Author

Horror, Psychological Thrillers, Flash Fiction, and Poetry

The Phantom Rem

Stories From Within

Lorna's Voice

Finding ways to make words sparkle

The Incoherent Ramblings Of A Moose

This is the blog of a woman who is seriously on the edge and I mean right ON the edge…no, not there… just a little bit further… further than that…no, further still…just a tiny bit more… just move slightly to the right a little…no, that’s too much…just move a tad to the left…that’s right, just there…now you’ve moved too far to the left… Damn, what part of the ‘on the edge’ do you not understand? Oh, and her matricidal boy genius, come devil spawn.

Sharing sarcasm, snark, and satire with the world...

Or the three people I guilted into reading this blog, whatever.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Problems With Infinity

Confessions of a Delusional Maniac

ParkInkSpot

I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.

TheDustSeason

All the Blogging That's Fit To Print

www.immodiumabuser.com

AS I TOLD THE GIRL THAT I LOST MY VIRGINITY TO, THANKS FOR LAUGHING AT ME HERE TODAY.

Dimitris Melicertes

I don't write, I touch without touching.

Lame Adventures

A Humor Blog

Linda Vernon Humor

Stylistically Abusing Language for the Betterment of Mankind

TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND

Straight up with a twist– Because life is too short to be subtle!

Lori Ericson, Author

An author's perspective of mystery and more.

The Best Things in Life

And the worst things. And all that weird stuff in between.

%d bloggers like this: