This week’s prompts are at the bottom. Practice makes perfect. Let me know what you think.
Once upon a time, in a deep dark forest where everything was spookier than it should be; there lived a young blind orphan bunny rabbit, named Sebastian.
Sebastian lived in a hollow log not far from a stream where soft leafy ferns and wild asparagus grew in abundance. His life was OK, but he was lonely
Not far away from Sebastian’s hollow log lived a snake whose name was Esme. By coincidence Esme, the snake was also a blind orphan animal. In fact she was exactly the same as Sebastian except that she was a girl snake who lived beneath a rock in a clearing and Sebastian was a boy rabbit who lived in a hollow log near a stream. Both of them had been blind since birth.
One day, Sebastian decided to go looking for a friend. Someone he could share a meal with, talk to, maybe even engage in a rousing game of dominos or Conquian Rummy with. To put it bluntly he wanted a companion. He set out, hopping through the forest and soon enough found himself in Esme, the snake’s, clearing. She heard him crashing through the underbrush.
“Halt, who goes there?” shouted Esme the snake.
“It’s just me, Sebastian,” Sebastian said, “I hope I didn’t startle you. I’m not very good at being quiet. You see, I’ve been blind since birth and I run into stuff a lot.”
“What manner of creature are you?” Esme asked. Remember, she’s blind too and can’t see Sebastian, she can only hear him.
“I’m not sure what I am,” Sebastian answered, “I’m an orphan. I’ve never been told. I never knew my mother or my father.”
Damn, Esme thought to herself. This Sebastian character and I have a lot in common. Maybe we can help each other out.
Tentatively Esme extended an olive branch and said, “Believe it or not, Sebastian, my story is a lot like yours. I, have also been blind since birth and never knew my parents. Why don’t you come over here and let me slither all over you. Maybe I can figure out what you are.”
“Great idea,” Sebastian said, “You’d do that for me?”
“Sure,” said Esme, “I’m over here. Just follow the sound of my voice.”
Esme slithered all over Sebastian and said, Dude, you’re all furry, with long ears, and a twitchy nose. I’d guess that you’re a rabbit – Specifically a bunny rabbit. Hey! Maybe you’re the Easter Bunny? What day is it?”
“Wow, a rabbit is a cool thing to be. You think I might really be a rabbit? I don’t know nothing about no Easter Bunny, though.” Sebastian said, “Would that be a good thing? It might be Sunday, but I’m not really sure.
“While you were slithering around on me I couldn’t help but notice a few things about you. I think I know what you are too.”
“Ohhh, do tell,” Esme pleaded anxiously.
Sebastian leaned back and said “It seems that you’re smooth and slippery, you have a forked tongue and no backbone. I’d say you must be either a team leader or maybe even someone in senior management. Do you know how to play 40 card Conquian? Or maybe dominoes?”
This week’s prompts are:
- I’m broken
- one for the road
- That’s not what I do
Go ahead and dive in, set your imagination free!
Ready, Set, Go – you have 25 minutes, but if that is not possible, take as long as you need and, have fun!