“Ugh, I got divebombed by a bird!” The girl reached up to her hair but the liquid was clear. Spit? No one was up there, just the stone head above the door.
* * *
The statue saw a light start flashing in front of its unmoving eyes. “50 direct hits! Achievement unlocked!” Slowly, he blinked his eyes for the first time.
“Next goal: wink at 60 girls and make them blush.”
It was slow, but this was an awesome way to become human. And to think, that fairy had given him the option of paying 200 gold to do it immediately.
November 6th, 2013 at 6:13 pm
Good one David, well done.
November 6th, 2013 at 6:31 pm
Some imagination David!! 😀
November 6th, 2013 at 6:33 pm
Offbeat humour with substance always wins!
November 6th, 2013 at 6:34 pm
November 6th, 2013 at 7:36 pm
Much more fun! Nice one David, great take.
November 6th, 2013 at 8:41 pm
I’d think that he’d make 60 girls faint or scream rather than blush by winking at them. Clever and imaginative story. Makes me smile.
November 6th, 2013 at 8:42 pm
PS. You have a knack for taking the predictable route to new level. A true talent.
November 6th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
Thank you. That means a lot to me.
November 6th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
It’s going to be a hard quest for him to complete. I think when he completes this one, he unlocks the smile achievement though. 🙂
November 7th, 2013 at 12:56 am
And what will he have to do with the smile?!
November 6th, 2013 at 10:06 pm
AnElephant has sore sides now!
November 6th, 2013 at 10:56 pm
November 6th, 2013 at 11:08 pm
It’s all a game him though 🙂
November 8th, 2013 at 4:39 pm
don’t go back to your hibernation mode again! waiting for your next post.
as for the wicked statue, winking is cool but spitting is wicked 🙂
November 8th, 2013 at 5:31 pm
I understand. 🙂 Actually, I’m going to post one soon.
November 6th, 2013 at 11:45 pm
The spitting challenge sounds daunting but getting 60 girls to blush rather than panic when he winks takes real skill. Fun story, David.
November 6th, 2013 at 11:47 pm
It’ll take all the charm a stone head can muster. 🙂
November 6th, 2013 at 11:48 pm
Thank you for a good chuckle this morning.
November 7th, 2013 at 12:04 am
ha! great imagination 🙂 and a really fun take on the prompt. personally, i’d rather part with some of the gold.
November 7th, 2013 at 12:17 am
He’s such a flirt, lol 🙂
November 7th, 2013 at 1:20 am
Fantastic idea. The mischievous creature delights in playing tricks, especially on unsuspecting girls. Awesome!
November 7th, 2013 at 2:14 am
Haha! What an awesome way to become human. Although it might be more fun to stay a gargoyle and mess with people’s minds! Really imaginative, David!
November 7th, 2013 at 2:17 am
Hilarious. You must have dabbled in MMORGs, methinks.
November 7th, 2013 at 2:33 am
I could not imagine this if I tried. Excellent mind!
November 7th, 2013 at 2:57 am
Those fairies drive a hard bargain. Great story.
November 7th, 2013 at 4:49 am
Love that you took this in a playful, fairy tell direction… entirely unexpected.
November 7th, 2013 at 5:15 am
Yes, quite quirky as advertised, Dave. Nice, too!
November 7th, 2013 at 5:57 am
This is wildly imaginative David. You know in many cultures bird poop is a good omen. Perhaps a wink from a statue would be the same in love. That is as long as they don’t get injured by passing out in fright.
November 7th, 2013 at 7:10 am
This is a great story idea!
But I blame the ‘Freemium Fairy’. 200 gold is way over the market price to become human.
November 7th, 2013 at 7:55 am
A much better way to become human. i think if you earn it you appreciate it more.
November 7th, 2013 at 1:34 pm
OMG, the gods play video games, too???
November 7th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Ha!ha!So cute!But doesn’t he realize,all games as they progress ,have tougher goals for the next level?Winking at 60 girls to make them blush is going to be one uphill task!Ah,hope there are a lot of girls ( prone to blush should a stone head wink at them),passing by this portal,often -or he will be here for eternity and the fairy can have the last laugh,lol!
November 7th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
Hopefully, he’s patient. In any case, he has all the time in the world. 🙂
November 7th, 2013 at 5:16 pm
So true and to hope -is human;-)
November 7th, 2013 at 7:21 pm
All I can think is that the passersby are lucky the statue is missing its body.
November 7th, 2013 at 8:38 pm
Great story, David. I’m still laughing over the possibilities brought on by Doug’s comment. I think we’re fortunate that there’s only a head there.
November 7th, 2013 at 11:53 pm
Ha! Brilliant! 🙂
November 8th, 2013 at 4:59 am
Ha – great fairy tale David. Much more fun to work for the prize 🙂
November 8th, 2013 at 5:16 am
Brilliant! Why take the fast option when there’s so much fun to be had the other way?
November 8th, 2013 at 7:07 am
I would love to read an extended version of this.
November 8th, 2013 at 7:22 am
I love the disconnect between the classical head and the computer game terminology. It’s weirdly wonderful story.
November 8th, 2013 at 9:57 am
That was a fun read, and wonderful way to pull the statue into modern times. Well done.
November 8th, 2013 at 11:27 pm
Quite a creative take on the prompt. Loved it.
November 8th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
Love your take on the photo – I’m with Doug on that passers by were lucky to only have the head to contend with.
Great imagination at work, as always.
November 17th, 2013 at 3:21 pm
It’ll be an issue later when he unlocks other body parts, I guess. Maybe they’re move the statue by then. 🙂
November 9th, 2013 at 3:14 am
Well done, David. I couldn’t seem to get away from the “fairy-tale” mode myself this week, but yours has taken it to a new level.
November 9th, 2013 at 3:20 am
Haha! This is much more fun than just paying out 200 gold. So clever!
November 9th, 2013 at 5:07 am
Clever, David. This is far more fun than handing over money. Great story.
November 17th, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Exactly. Plus he has a lot of time on his hands (future hands) anyway. BTW, sorry I took so long to respond. 🙂
November 9th, 2013 at 7:56 pm
I guess you could that the statue was a spitting image of someone.
November 17th, 2013 at 3:15 pm
That’s probably the wittiest comment I’ve gotten this week (or last week). Sorry for replying so late.
November 13th, 2013 at 3:25 am
Now that’s a unique take on it!
November 17th, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Thank you. 🙂