fabulist’s fab four

*linked to d’Versepoets on Bjorn’s invitation to write about fables


in new york city

(comics doing time)

humanoid turtle

teenagers fight crime


creative license

is running wild when

green vigilantes

entertain a child


japanese fables

american made

practice martial arts

toy market stealth raid


such is modern art

in renaissance style

masters mutated

art history’s on trial


moral of this tail?


save the pet turtles

from mutagen ooze

keep out of sewers

beware ninjutsus!

Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo

Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. atrm61
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 12:28:00

    Anything to get the sales up ;-)The gimmicks marketeers use is mind blowing!Loved this cute take and the moral too 😀


  2. Glenn Buttkus
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 03:14:04

    A whole Hollywood horror Sci Fi franchise has come out of the toys G.I. JOE & TRANSFORMERS. I like some of the Anime tales, like COWBOY BEBOP, but most of it is crude & silly. Like your twist of the prompt though.


  3. Brian Miller
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:33:01

    lol. but the TMNT are so entertaining…and that it plays on a common household pet, it is all the more real for kids….


  4. claudia
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 16:45:28

    ha – japan certainly has their own big fable pool – some of those are quite cool… some frightening…some need a bit of explanation for our western ears – i have a colleague at work who lived in japan for some years…


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 16:17:31

    Ha.. didn’t know they came out of Japanese fables.. and certainly toymarketing…


  6. Bodhirose
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 16:12:25

    Yes, save our turtles from mutation! Very clever…enjoyed.


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