Thursday, October 31, 2013

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 2014


Bob Hill and his new wife Betty are vacationing in Europe...as it happens, near Transylvania . They‘re driving in a rental car along a rather deserted highway. It’s late at night and raining very hard with thunder and lightning. Bob can barely see the road in front of the car. 

Suddenly, the car skids out of control! Bob attempts to control it, but to no avail. The car swerves and smashes into a tree.


Moments later, Bob shakes his head to clear the fog. Dazed, he looks over at the passenger seat and sees his wife unconscious, with her head bleeding! Despite the rain and unfamiliar countryside, Bob knows he has to get help. Bob picks up his wife and begins trudging down the road. 


After a short while, he sees a light. He heads towards the light, which is coming from a large, old house. He approaches the door and knocks.

A minute passes and a small, hunched old man opens the door. Bob immediately blurts out, "Help! My name is Bob Hill, and this is my wife Betty. We've been in a terrible accident, and my wife is seriously hurt. Can I please use your phone?"


"I'm sorry," replies the hunchback, "but we don't have a phone. But my master is a doctor. Come in, and I will get him!"

Bob enters as another older man comes down the stairs. "I'm afraid my assistant may have misled you. I am not a medical doctor. I am a scientist. However, it is many miles to the nearest clinic, and since I’ve had some medical training, I’ll see what I can do for your wife. Igor, bring them down to the laboratory."

With that, Igor picks up Betty and carries her downstairs, with Bob following closely behind. Igor places Betty on a table in the lab. Bob collapses from exhaustion and his own injuries, so Igor places Bob on an adjoining table.

After a brief examination, Igor's master looks worried. "Things are serious, Igor. Prepare a transfusion."

Igor and his master work feverishly, but despite all they do, both Bob and Betty Hill pass away.

The Hills' deaths upset Igor's master greatly. Wearily, he climbs the steps to his conservatory, which houses his grand piano. Music has always brought him solace, so he begins to play, and a stirring, almost haunting melody fills the house. 

Meanwhile, Igor is still in the lab tidying up. His eyes catch movement, and he notices the fingers on Betty's hand twitching, keeping time to the haunting piano music. Stunned, he watches as Bob's arm begins to rise, marking the beat. He is further amazed when both Betty and Bob suddenly sit upright on the examining tables.

 Unable to contain himself, Igor dashes up the stairs to the conservatory, bursts in, and shouts,"Master! Master!

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music!"


I am Soooooo Sorry.....
But You Really
Should've Seen That Coming!!



4 comments:

  1. Shame on you!! Now I'll be forced to tell you the story of the frog who approached Patricia Waque, the teller at the Lambertville branch of Wells Fargo, with a request for a loan of five thousand dollars, offering a pink ceramic elephant as collateral, and claiming to be the natural son of Mick Jagger.
    Outraged, Ms. Waque took the figurine into the manager's office and told him all about it.
    "He's offering what for collateral?" the manager said.
    "This!" the teller said, waving the ceramic elephant. "What the hell is this?"
    "It's a knicknack, Patty Waque. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a rolling stone."

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    1. Oh, Kate, that's just as bad as my story! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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