Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jello Man

I'm a bit behind in my stories from the voting poll. Jello Man was the next topic in the queue. I've pulled the polls until I can catch up. The good news is that on Monday I finished the NANOWRIMO challenge by finishing my "Corporate Jester" novel and passing the 50,000 word requirement. Yes, folks, that's a novel written in 16 days. Yes, it will need some editing...

(intro sung to the tune of Nowhere Man by the Beatles)

Jello Man, don’t worry

Take your time, don’t hurry
The world will be saved by your hand

“Hey, there’s Jello Man,” shouts little Johnny from behind the fence as he runs for the gate to see his super hero with his very own eyes.

“Jello Man, you’re the bestest! You save the world and you taste good too!”

Jello man stopped long enough to let him sample a piece of arm but he was in a hurry. Bad Brownie was near by and he was close on his crumb trail.

Jello man stayed cautious as he entered the alleyway. Surely the spoon gang would be near by hoping to surprise blitz him. Spoons and lack of refrigeration were the only things he feared.

I’d been following and interviewing Jello man for several days in an effort to get to know the real man behind the gelatin glob before me. I wanted the exclusive in-depth story and new super heroes arriving weren’t happening much anymore so I had a jump on my competition.

His powers were unique. Once he had his enemy embedded into his jello body he simply dissected that part of himself and kept his enemy forever stuck inside a jello prison. Then, secretly when the light went out as he closed his patented walk in refrigerator, he set up the missing portion of himself, ready for a new day come morning.

Others had come before him and failed though. Pudding man and yogurt man left in shame as they fought to keep from going bad; but eventually, they all went bad. Jello man had a much longer shelf life and secured a spot on the Snack League of Super Heroes (an organization brought together to sell more movies and comic books) along with Twinkie Man, Dorito Girl and the Caped Cupcake. But Jello Man was by far the freshest of the team.

“I’ve left a large pool of milk there at the end of the alleyway. No Brownie can resist the urge. He’ll be by in no time,” he whispered to me.

Sure enough, while the spoons attacked him from behind, Bad Brownie went for the milk hoping he’d be too occupied to catch him. He was wrong, he’d called the Stoner gang in just for the capture and they took Bad Brownie apart.

As to the spoon attack, he’d been lucky and remembered to bring his dishwasher shield with him. Only one spoon managed to get a piece of him and in no time he’d captured all the spoons and hit the rinse cycle.

“Just another day saving the world,” he smiled as we walked back to the headquarters.

26 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Oh wow, this is cool.

Mrsupole said...

I was off looking for Oreo Man, but then he split apart and went in opposite directions, while the center stayed put so as to not get lost. I was dumbfounded and then Milkman drove on by and I got totally lost.

An oreo without milk is just not worth a lickin.

Where did all the superhero's go, he's a long time coming, where was he when I needed him, I was really hungry.

God bless.

Kurt said...

You save the world and you taste good too! indeed.

Nessa said...

Congratulations, again, on your NaNo win. You are splendorous.

I'd like some Cherry Jello - no spoon needed.

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Roy Scribner said...

Strangely enough, I also fear spoons and no refrigeration.

VE said...

mrsupole - Oh sure, he tastes good but I'm afraid Oreo Man was just too black and white when it came right down to it...

kurt - Doesn't get any better than that...

nessa - Thanks. The last 5K were tough because I'd finished the story and so I had to find places to expand...

roy - Careful there, you might get a new nickname out of this...

Elizabeth said...

"he called the Stoner gang in" I love it! Are they superhearos too, or is there just a college near by?

Quirkyloon said...

Ha! Jello man. Did you rewatch the classic movie, The Blob recently?

I think it inspired you.

Very funny VE!

B.S. I'm only 6k into my novel. Think I'm gonna make it? hee hee hee

Candie Bracci said...

lol,really cool VE!

VE said...

elizabeth - There's ALWAYS a college near by...

quirkyloon - My inspiration? You don't even want to know... Oh, and 6K? I'm guessing you're not going to make it...but I hope you do catch up and go for it. I didn't even know you were participating!

Gladys said...

I've wrestled in Jello but I have Never met Jello man or maybe that was who kept grabbing my leg and pulling me under.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Jello isn't chocolate flavoured.

Chris Wood said...

Not enough superheroes are based on puddings, I think. There's chocolate fudge cake man and ice cream woman, of course, not forgetting the banoffee pie wonder and ... Christ I talk a lot of shit.

Chris Wood said...

Oh, and congrats on 50,000 words in 16 days. Your brains must be round about melted by now ...

ReformingGeek said...

50K words in 16 days? You're making me dizzy, kind of like the Stoner gang. Good one, VE!

Three chomps for Jello Man!

Uncivil said...

What happens when Jello man meets Tuna girl?

Beth said...

You can still make me smile & laugh – no mean feat these days! :)

Serena said...

My kind of hero. He screws up and lets me down, I just scarf Jello Man down, maybe with a little whipped cream.:)

Janna said...

Thoughts:

1. So when he stays out in the sun for too long, does he become Gummi Bear Man?

2. Now I'm craving brownies and twinkies... just doing my part to fight the scourge of evil that resides among us.

3. More than 50,000 words in 16 days?!!! Do you ever sleep? Is your brain on autopilot? How many fingers am I holding up?

Ronda Laveen said...

Jello Man, hmmm. Is his side kick The Jiggler?

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VE said...

gladys - Jello wrestler, huh? Now there's a story there...

perpetual chocoholic - I know...you were rooting for Bad Brownie, weren't you?

chris - And you're very good at it!

chris - Oh, and thanks; yes, I'm done with that story for now. It was a stream of conciousness that I just spewed out. There were some great things that are buried in that 50K of words, but it needs a revision.

reforminggeek - I knew you'd want to chomp on Jello Man!

uncivil - Shhhh...not all of that is fruit in that jello...

beth - Well that's good. You're always welcome over here at Fantastical Nonsense...the gnomes make sure nothing ever changes...well, maybe my underwear but that's probably tmi...

serena - That's right...he's accountible to the people...and tasty too

janna - He works one city North of Gotham...it's never sunny in Gotham so you can imagine what its like where he is.

ronda - Ha! Yes, that would be a good side kick. I like it. You've obviously had too many parties though...

Maureen said...

I think I want some of what yer smokin'

VE said...

maureen - That's the trouble...I'm not. I was skipping from rock to rock along a sandy trail here in the Mojave desert and looked up and noticed that the only other person on the trail doing the same was a 6 year old. About right....

Jaime said...

jello man? the super hero that can only wiggle and jiggle his way through crime fighting if the weather's cool. otherwise, he'd just melt into a big puddle of goo.

VE said...

jaime - That's why he stays in a dreary colder city full of bad guys...like Batman does!