Story of the Prodigal Son…..told with a little twist.
I was looking around as usual and stumbled across this story. I knew I had seen that somewhere before, so of course I had to check it out.
Sure enough, I have a file filled with speeches. These speeches are a variety of comedy, life, and dramatic reading. They were/are used for competition.
I rambled through this folder and remembered giving a couple of these speeches. I sat and laughed a little. I was quite excited to find that I still had a copy of this particular one……It is the story of the “Prodigal Son” done with a slight twist……In competition, the object was to be able to say this as clearly and quickly as you could, the first rendition being done slowly with emphasis then round two would be fast….with out tripping over your tongue.
Give it a try…..:)
Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow forced his fond father to fork over the farthings and flew to foreign fields and frittered his fortune, feasting fabulously with faithless friends.
Fleeced by his fellows in flooy, and facing famine, he found himself a feed-flinger in a filthy farmyard. Fairly famishing, he fain would have filled his frame with foraged food from fodder fragments
“Fooey! My father’s flunkies fare finer,” the frazzled fugitive forlornly fumbled, frankly facing facts. Frustrated by failure and filled with foreboding, he fled forthwith to his family.
Falling at his father’s feet, he forlornly fumbled, “Father, I’ve flunked and fruitlessly forfeited family favor!” The farsighted father, forestalling further flinching, frantically flagged the flunkies to fetch a fatling from the flock and fix a feast.
The fugitive’s fault-finding frere frowned on fickle forgiveness of former folderol. But the faithful father figured, “Filial fidelity is fine, but the fugitive is found! What forbids fervent festivity? Let flags be unfurled. Let fanfares flare”
And the father’s forgiveness formed the foundation for the former fugitive’s future faith and fortitude.
So…were you able to read it aloud quickly and not spit on your screen or the person next to you…? Try it with a mouth full of metal….;-)