Godzilla, my first boyfriend

This post is part of the monthly Blogapalooza on ChicagoNow, in which we are given one hour to write about a topic. This month’s topic is–

Write about a character or scene in a movie or book that affected you in some way.


I cannot explain what it is about  Godzilla that I love so. It was love at first sight, though, on late-night TV.

Was it the clumsy lumbering, the building smashing, the curiosity over  an elevated train?

Was it the hordes of people screaming as they ran away?

I felt sympathy for him. I could relate to his bewilderment. I felt I understood his pain.

And his charms were not lost on me, either. The breath of a fire-breathing dragon!  What girl doesn’t dream of dragonflight?  Well, I used to, until I discovered science-fiction, and  teleportation  and flying cars replaced the dragons of my earlier  dreams.

Godzilla couldn’t fly. but Mothra could. and Gamera. I loved them all, and still do. But Godzilla is my first love.

I still dream of  the volcanoes on  Monster Island….


Correction–Actually,  Godzilla did fly, once–in one movie, Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster. This is a movie I haven’t seen, but I  hope to remedy that, soon…

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  • I have to admit it, I didn't see Godzilla coming as your pick!

  • In reply to Kathy Mathews:

    Kathy, thanks for reading! I was going to trash this because I didn't get started until 9:45 and didn't make the deadline. Must admit though that I do have a fondness for monsters, and monster movies...A hopeless romantic...

    Now I have to read what you wrote!

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