Grandma was having difficulty with her email program, so Dad and I went over to fix it, it was quick fix so we spent some more time talk with her about her kindle and socializing in general. The visit was really fun. Didn't get to play Diablo III with brother yesterday, various things like dinner and setting it up got in the way, he's heading for a trip this weekend too so I won't play it with him then either. But whatever. We'll get to it soon. The demon's can wait to be slayed by my mighty powers. Now, onto the flash fiction!
Lord Blorgf Loves You!
“Today kids we're here to talk about how much Lord Blorgf loves you!” said a man in a full dog body suit. The body suit was well designed to be as non-threatening and kid friendly as possible and it worked. Little Jimmy along with every other kid in America watched the show eagerly and fully entranced. (Though the colorful spinning patterns behind the dog helped) other countries watched different versions with different actors in different costumes, but it all had the same effect. Every child was required to watch the show every day at the appointed time in their country. “And why does Lord Blorgf love you?”
“Because he's the kindest being in all the world!” little Jimmy responded in synch with other children's voices already recorded into the show to help him along just in case he didn't know what to say.
“And how much does he love you?” the “dog” asked.
“He loves us with all six of his hearts! He cares about us more than anything else!” Little Jimmy yelled excitedly. In school they disciplined him harshly if he ever raised his voice. The show was the only time he was allowed to raise his voice so he really got into it.
“And when did he start loving us?” the man asked.
“As soon as he landed here in the year two thousand fifty seven!” Little Jimmy answered.
“And how did he first show his love?” the man continued to test the children's knowledge.
“He got rid of the Presidents, Prime Ministers, and all the other nasty people who were controlling our countries but didn't love us.” Little Jimmy smiled because he knew his history.
“Yes, he showed us he loved us because he protected us from them.” the man told them. “He always works very hard to protect us, especially from ourselves. Because he loves us. Why does he make sure we read only the right things, write only the right things, listen to only the right things, sing about the right things, see the right things, paint the right things, sculpt the right things, play the right games, watch the right shows, dance the right way, and talk about the right things?”
“To make sure we think about the right things so we don't make mistakes!” Little Jimmy said alongside the recorded children in the show.
“Exactly! All because Lord Blorgf loves you!” the man in the dog suit said in a chipper voice.