I know I'm a newbie here, so please forgive me if this is a faux pas-- but I'd like to invite other Geek Dad Muppet/Game of Thrones fans to visit my ongoing writing project: the newly discovered novelization of The Muppet Movie, by George RR Martin. I'll be posting a chapter every week or so; in the meantime, here's a taste of the Prologue.
It is a fact little known that the novelization of the first Muppet Movie was penned by none other than Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. Although copies of the book are devilishly hard to get hold of, I have acquired one, and will post a chapter or two from time to time to give you a sense of the visionary ambition and moral complexity of the piece. For tonight, here’s a first taste– the Prologue.
I should start back, the Agent whispered to himself as the sun sank below the treeline and darkness crept into the fens and gathered around his small boat. I have no business in these swamps; I’ll find no talent here. He bent over his oars and applied himself to rowing back to town, but stopped when he realized that he was lost. Lost- and the only warm body for miles, a feast, no doubt, for mosquitos and clouds of biting flies.
I’ll sing you a lay of the rainbow
Whose legs are red yellow and green
And many’s the swain who would part them
to look for the treasure between, oh
The fine pot of gold that’s between. (continued....)