Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Light is Gone

F. had more lives than a roomful of cats. His deaths were many and varied. He died from prickly heat, riding a motorcycle, slipping on a ketchup packet, in a unicycle accident, searching for the Loch Ness monster, falling off the bar and falling out a bedroom window, and many other stange, bizarre and freakish deaths. Each time he'd die, they'd wake him and he'd live to die another day. But not this time. What finally managed to keep him in the box? A producer who failed to find him a home convenient to tourists.

He is survived by his mother and his fiance of 30 years. He will be remembered for his gift of storytelling, and his ability to drink enormous amounts of Guinness. Unfortunately he had many dreams in his life he was unable to fulfill, including water skiing while playing the tuba, wrestling bears in India, playing for Notre Dame, commandeering a hot air balloon, flying an airplane, swallowing a cat, becoming a Fema agent, making cheese, sleeping with the queen, writing a Broadway musical and going to Disney World.

F. will be laid to rest in the dark corners of the prop room. But he will live on in our hearts forever. In leiu of flowers donations can be made for the building of a casino/orphanage on his land.

This has been a Monday Mission. As you may guess, my show closed this weekend. Today's Mission is to write a post in the style of an obituary. If you play along, post a link to your post in the widget below:


16 comments:

jen said...

dude! i got my act together and wrote a mission post, i'll be back with the link.

Mary G said...

I have no idea how you find the time to do all that you do and still write a great MM blog, not to mention running the event.
Big, big hugs.
ps I'm up, but I cheated.

Julie Pippert said...

Well done!

And the show closed.

You do manage an amazing amount of amazing things.

Family Adventure said...

You're amazing.

Heidi

Kathryn said...

That was fun! What a great MM!

thailandchani said...

Interesting concept.. :)

Mad said...

You know, I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like to see you act. Just sayin'.

Great job, as always, with this. And we got Jen on board. I never thought I'd see her at the MM table.

susiej said...

Very good... Mine are just too morbid.. can't enter!
Susie

Alex Elliot said...

That was very nicely done! I started reading it thinking, oh no she just lost an actor friend and then I got to the last line in the first paragraph.

Hey Teach! said...

I love your Monday Missions. I have been watching from the sidelines up til now. I attempted my first Mission today. Thanks for hosting.

nomotherearth said...

Is it wrong to call an obituary funny??

imbeingheldhostage said...

The closing of the show is sad...
I liked the obit though, and sorry I didn't play EXACTLY the way I should-- I went for the Eulogy.

Jennifer said...

...a casino/orphanage...

Hee.

JCK said...

Love your Monday Missions! This one was great.

Candy said...

Entry up! I don't often feel inspired, but thanks. I needed something to write about today :)

Jen M. said...

I am a total dork - I was really wondering what this was until I saw the date on the post ;)