Question by Hoosier Mom: What kind of story will you write? How many of the following can you use?
Any genre goes (within guidelines, of course).
Please post your story – not just that you can write it. We trust ya, but it’s more fun to read it. (:
Please use at least 7 of the following:
1. “I didn’t think you could build THAT with Legos!”
2. “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
3. I like cheese.
4. That’s not a bird – that’s _______
5. Dr. Seuss was a _______, a/an _______. Too bad he’s _____.
7. Science is _______ than religion.
8. This’s one for the record books!
11. Was he being childish, or was she?
12. The _______ was in the mail.
Answer by Char
The chinchilla was in the mail.(10 ,12) The person who sent it, dressed the poor thing in bloomers.(9) I thought,”Was he being childish, or was she?” (11) I couldn’t begin to think of who would do that.
Let me take you back to 19 years ago, when this all started.
I work in the Post Office. I inspect packages. It’s an art and a science. Remember that science is more random than religion.(7) Someone tried to send a bicycle made of plastic bricks. I don’t like to prevaricate.(6) Let’s just say that we, at the Post Office, only mishandle a quarter of what we get. Gathering around the broken box, someone said, “I didn’t think you could build THAT with Legos!”(1) It even had spokes in the wheels! The next year, at around the same time, we found the feathered creature, stuffed with Gouda. There was some argument among our staff as to what it was supposed to be. Some thought that it looked like a pheasant. Charlotte, from the front desk told all of us, “That’s not a bird – that’s a cat with glued on feathers.” (4) I like cheese, still.(3) But, I shouldn’t, after seeing that. You know, it looked Seussian. (Dr. Seuss was a children’s story teller, an artist. Too bad he’s gone.)(5) He would’ve have appreciated that thing.
Every year, we found a strange package. We know that they come from the same place and the same person because all the packages have a professionally stamped label that reads, “Open the eyes of my Heart.”(2)
And this is one for the record books!(8)
All the packages were addressed to Santa Claus.
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