Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Nonsense Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a little plastic boy and his mother
with a plastic baby attached --

-- were pursued by three organic tomatoes and an onion.

They careened across a table cloth ocean --

-- with blurry bubble wrap waves.

While passing through France, they invoked the spirit
of Charles de Gaulle, but because he had no arms
and only one leg, he wasn't much help.

The Lipstick lady was no help either.
She smiled and smiled and smiled.

And still the three organic tomatoes and one onion
pursued the plastic boy and his mother and genderless
plastic sibling.

They ran to Rome to request an audience with the pope,
but he was encased in a snowy cloud.

They fled the Sacred Heart scapular, which gave the
little boy nightmares for the rest of his life.

Two ceramic kittens peered whimsically at the fleeing trio.

From a vantage point on top of a bottle of molasses --

-- they spied a pile of nose masks --

-- which had no consequences whatsoever.
The Mardi-Gras feathers perplexed and vexed them.

They nearly reached their demise in an egg carton,
but made a last-minute escape.

They found refuge on top of a black-shouldered kite
who was painted onto a cigar box.

The three organic tomatoes and onion couldn't
jump or climb or fly, so the little plastic boy
and his plastic mom-who-clutched-for-all-eternity
her little genderless plastic toddler
lived happily ever after.

The End.


  1. Ha! Delightful rainy-day story!

  2. T--I absolutely love this. How utterly delightful and entirely new and very you!

  3. Ah, couldn't get this comment box up this morning!!

    Well, what an imagination; it must have been a wet weekend over there!

    Congratulations on your Honest sCrap award!

  4. So - did the organic tomatoes and onion ever Ketchup?

    Hee hee... This is true theatre. It's like performance at on the puter. Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!

  5. Robin, does the snow-globe pope look familiar?

    Alaine -- you guessed it. Rain and rain and rain.

    Patrice, ohhhhh, ketchup indeed!

  6. Yes, the pope does look familiar--I think he must be about 6 years old by now. Nice to see you're putting him to good use!

  7. And I'm really glad the stormy petrel/gyrfalcon came to their rescue in the end--I love that painting!

  8. Just delightful, T. Simply delightful.

  9. I love it!!!!! Waiting for the next one

  10. Robin, it's always a good idea to keep a pope handy. One never knows when one will need a pope. BTW, that pope snow-globe is one of my Official Treasures.

  11. Robin: kite: any of several small birds of the hawk family Accipitridae that have long, pointed wings, feed on insects, carrion, reptiles, rodents, and birds, and are noted for their graceful, gliding flight.

  12. The painting is of a black-shouldered kite, and it's by Ed Musante.

  13. Did this all take place on your sofa?

  14. Ima, yes. An exciting rainy Sunday afternoon activity.

  15. ok, you are totally on drugs. or something.

    but the result was quite charming!

    apparently you didn't get enough rain in ireland, eh?

  16. laurie: I shudder to think what I'd blog about if I were on drugs....