10 well-known titles of books, 10 made-up alternative takes.
#FibbingFriday prompt by Pensitivity101.
War and Peace
Tells the story of Evelyn Waugh’s trouble getting his first book, A Horticultural History of Garden Peas, printed by the notoriously dyslexic and stone deaf publisher, Harold B. Newfinger.
The Green Mile
Harry Newfinger’s first day as delivery driver for Farrow & Ball doesn’t go well. All six lanes of the M6 blocked by horrendous spillage, “horrendous spillage” being the name allocated to the new and curiously sickening shade of viridian hue satin emulsion.
Dances With Wolves
Strictly cub dancing, no adult wolves allowed. We don’t need to explain why. Well, the celebrities’ agents aren’t calling us back.
“She won’t stop talking; why don’t she give it a rest?“ Harry’s Mum, “Bunny”, is a harridan of small town gossip. She’s also the part-time assistant to the local dentist. How far can you take it with a captive audience? Take a seat, lie back, and let’s take a look inside…
The Wind in the Willows
Beans For Tea, Again, Who’s Responsible?, and Right, I’m Taking That Dog To The Vets! and more. Short stories from Life’s A Gas author, Harold Benjamin Newfinger III.
The incomplete memoirs of a soldier on the front.
A remorseful Royal scandal as it happened, as told to Sir Harold Newfinger, BS. Dfib., former personal secretary to the Duke of York. A stain on his character.
Big on Information, smaller on technology. A Dummy’s guide to the Gutenberg Block Editor.
Thirty years after Brexit, His High Excellency, Boris Johnson I, finally extricates Britain from the worst trade deal in Anglo-American history. No mooooore hormone fed beef, and no c-c-c-c-chlorinated chicken.
The Count of Monte Cristo
Two loaves, five fish? It doesn’t add up. Let’s see those ingredients again.
Frugal recipes from the man from Nazareth, the new catering sensation, following on from his best seller advice on unexpected windfall beneficiaries, Inheriting The Earth?: When it pays to be Meek.