Tuesday, March 25, 2014

short short story - rainbow soup

My grandma has been sick in bed for 3 months and 4 days. She’s so sick her face has turned gray. Gray and wrinkly like an elephant. The doctors say they don’t have a cure. I don’t know where those doctors went to school but I graduated with a B+ from kindergarten last year and I might have an idea.

I decided to make her rainbow soup. I spend one day coming up with the ingredients and another day collecting them:
a jar of butterflies,
a chameleon, live
four ladybugs,
four gentleman bugs,
a sprinkle of raindrops,
a handful of gumdrops,
a rainbow trout,
moonshine, sunshine,
and nursery rhymes,
a book of poetry and jokes,
faith, love and hope.

If this doesn’t cure her, I don’t know what will.
The next day, I give grandma the rainbow soup.
“What’s this?” she asks.
“It’s soup. I put everything nice in it. Everything that’s ever made me happy.”
“Okay.” Says grandma as she gulps it down. “Not bad.”
“Get well soon, grandma. I know you will.”
She closes her eyes and goes to sleep.

The next day, I run into grandma’s room to check on her.
My mom is already there. “WHAT DID YOU DO??!!” she screams.
I catch a glimpse of grandma’s face. It is is every color of the rainbow!
“Hi grandma! Don’t worry. I’ll cure you for sure... Tomorrow!”
I run out of the room before my mom kills me.

Maybe I’ll just make her peach soup tomorrow.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Short short story - rainbow in outer space

Mike the astronaut was lost. He had just floated out of the Milky Way ... where was he now?

Then he blinked three times quick. Was he seeing things?  He reached out to touch the thousands of millions of floating, translucent, kidney-shaped jellies that surrounded him. They were smooth and cool, and they slipped through his fingers.

He grabbed a pink one and popped it in his mouth - cotton candy! He swam through the rainbow jellies, and started tasting every one... Banana! Pineapple! Popcorn! Vanilla! Mint! Mango! Cinnamon! They were the best things ever! Lemon! Watermelon! Pizza? Chocolate! Cheesecake! They tasted so good he had to eat every single one. Cookie dough! Bubblegum! Blueberry! Lime! Strawberry! There was no stopping him now!

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A year later, Mike had devoured the whole Jelly Bean Way. And to this day, there is no evidence that the Jelly Bean Way ever exisited.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014