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An Audience With The Hapless by edwardfish

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The Making of

By now, still unable to contain his amusement the dog was rolling about the room as his master swatted and flapped with one hand whilst pulling bird after manic bird from his throat with the other. And then with a thud to the back of my head came blackness.
Waking to find myself face down on the floor, I could hear the grating wheeze of the dogs laughter and the tinkling of broken glass falling from my back as I rose to my knees. I rubbed a tender spot at the base of my skull, and then my eyes.
Through a haze of dust and feathers the scene before me gradually came into focus. The frenzied attack on my host continued, and it was clear that despite his bravery, his efforts to fend of the relentless beasts had become futile.
However, at the very same moment his eyes had suggested a man resigned to his fate, with a swipe of his glove he was able to buy himself enough time to reach into his overcoat and pull out a large shiny object which he tossed into the air.
The object – a medal of the grandest order- fell at the feet of the sniggering hound. The dog looked down at the prize and breathed out a deep sigh of smug satisfaction. “Well…” gurgled his battle worn master, by now at the limits of his patience:


antique, dastardly, dog, edward, history, humour, muttley, portrait, sepia


  • Brandon S.
    Brandon S.about 6 years ago

    Very interesting…love the expressions.

  • JohnScott
    JohnScottabout 6 years ago

    hey is that dick dastedly and muttley??

  • mcquaid
    mcquaidabout 6 years ago

    Thanks John it was driving me bonkers trying to remember these characters.This is a great piece .Detail and subject matter combined,thanks for the smile Regards.

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant … do we have Penelope Pitstop and Peter Perfect to follow????

  • Lloyd Harvey
    Lloyd Harveyalmost 6 years ago

    Oh wow f**king brilliant is this! I’ll tell you…its very very VERY brilliant!

  • Alleycatsgarden
    Alleycatsgardenalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous – yes – let’s have Penelope too please

  • ashroc
    ashrocalmost 6 years ago

    this is very very excellent! love dick dasterdly

  • Firedrake
    Firedrakealmost 6 years ago

    Awesome!! Were these guys in that ‘stop the pigeon’ cartoon? Hang on…I’m remembering Penelope Pitstop too. Getting my cartoons mixed up. Anyway, great job!

  • Nawroski
    Nawroskialmost 6 years ago

    Married twice!! you are very talented!

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitaualmost 6 years ago


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