Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Other Oz

Far away, in a mystical realm called Oz, there once came a little girl named Dorothy. She was from Kansas, and with the help of her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, she made it back home. The end.

But what if that was just the cover up?
What if that story was the Disney remake of a horrible tale worthy of the Brothers Grimm?
What if Dorothy was a boy from outer space, come to take over the world?
What if the dog's real name was Otod, and he was possessed by demons?
What if, instead of being a good witch, Glinda is actually a sorceress in the employ of the greatest thief lord ever to roam the land?
What if the Tin Woodman wasn't actually tin; what if it was aluminum?
Who IS this mysterious G.W.B.? And why is he always combing the air in front of his chin?

The Other Oz: a parody, a truthful telling, and a riot. Collaboratively written with "Tobi Tobi" and "Quest Dawn", this is the byproduct of a year of afternoons in an elementary school's teacher's lounge.


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