Little John Tells His Kids the Real Story of Robin and his Merry Men: Friday Fictioneers

Want the real down low on Robin and his gang? Little John reveals his “Tell All” story to his kids, and we get to listen in on some insider trading secrets …

Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic each week to write a 100 word story about.

This week it’s humor (funny, it was humor the week before, and the week before that, and the week before…)

-Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

-Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Little John Tells His Kids the Real Story of Robin and his Merry Men

Daddy, what was Robin’s real name?

It was Mary. We were Mary’s Men. It sounded stupid, so we changed it to Merry Men.

And Robin’s name?

We formed a company called “We Be Robbin’” to defraud the bad Sheriff of Nottingham. Everyone asked Mary if he be robbin’. He’d reply, “Yes, I be robbin’” – and the name stuck.

And the money?

Robin would burn the money. I said to give it to the poor.

And that’s how we got our castle, swimming pool/moat, gold cart, and archery court?

No, through offshore subsidiaries, cash repatriation, and inversions. Oh, and money donations to our super PAC (Paupers After Cash).

Randy Mazie


45 thoughts on “Little John Tells His Kids the Real Story of Robin and his Merry Men: Friday Fictioneers

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Excellent, Randy! Just plain AWESOME! This is something even TMZ couldn’t do better. For some reason, I got the feeling Mel Brooks might have hired you at one time.
    Anyway, great!

    • Mel and i were third cousins through my great grandmother once removed from something and then replaced with something else…

      BTW. i wrote the follow-up to Blazing Saddles, but it was x-rated. It was called Tasering Paddles. The plot was light-hearted, but intense. It was about naked women who liked to have an electrifying and spanking good time. No rabbis in it though.

      But now I’ve completely digressed…

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  3. Dear Randy, What a wonderful imagination you have but – I believe you – this has got to be the real story of Robin and his Merry Men. I started suspecting him as a scam years ago when I sent him a letter and he never answered – very, very curious,I think! It has to be a scam and now you prove it! Thanks!
    Nan 🙂

    • Dear Nan,

      Thank you for saying I have a wonderful imagination.
      Now, i must tell you that Robin has just seen your comments and realized he was quite amiss in not getting back to you. He’s asked me to please let you know how sorry he is.

      And now if you would kindly forward to him via myself your address, date of birth, social security number, mother’s maiden name, and all other pertinent information he will surely get back to you in a prompt and courteous manner.

      I remain – just the messenger.

  4. Randy, Happy Birthday! That story was hilarious. 😀 I also wondered about that original story. It looks like giving to the poor worked for him and his merry men. No wonder they were a happy group. They were no doubt in time even,paying the sheriff to look the other way. They probably hired a publicity agent to spread the fake story. A creative and well-written story. 🙂 —Susan

  5. Ah this takes me back to when I used to watch a BBC kid’s programme called Maid Marion and her Merry Men. Not that I was a kid at the time, it was just fun 🙂

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