|Cecil Seagull & A Job for Kimi - for Okinawa Class (standard:fairy tales, 936 words)|
|Author: hvysmker||Added: Dec 02 2004||Views/Reads: 2703/1500||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Two short stories, a little over 450 words each, for the Teacher on Okinawa. Animal Fantasy, big words avoided|
Cecil Seagull --------------- Cecil Seagull was a lazy bird, whom would much rather sit than fly. At the moment, he sat on the rail of a tramp steamer in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. “Just look at those stupid idiots?” Cecil laughed, seeing a dozen other Seagulls flying in the distance. Once in a while Cecil would spread his wings and fly behind the ship which was bound for Naha Port on Okinawa. He would swoop down and grab a fish. The fish were attracted by the ship's propellers. The swirling water behind the ship threw the fish to the surface. *** Far below the surface Michiko, an Emperor fish, swam in a school with her girlfriends. Actually, school was out for the day and they were just looking around for some excitement. “Look, Michiko, up there?” Her friend Hotsuko pointed upwards. They could see a lot of water moving around in big swirls, the active water was moving in a straight line. “Let's check it out.” Hotsuko bubbled. All twenty-seven of the friends swam toward the surface to see what was making the water move like that. They saw something big floating on the surface and the propeller moving behind it. “Wheeeeeee!” The twenty-seven girl fish got caught in a whirlpool of circling water. It was fun to be flipped around and spit out behind the big ship. They swam fast and did it again. Cecil saw them, he swooped down quickly and grabbed poor Michiko in his beak. Swimming back to the rail, he was going to eat her. “Oh, please, Sir. Please don't eat me.” Michiko cried out, causing Cecil to pause. He never had his food talk back to him before. Curious, Cecil laid Michiko down on the wet rail where she lay gasping. “Why not? You're food, why shouldn't I eat you?” Cecil asked reasonably. “I can show you a much bigger fish, much bigger than me.” She gasped. “Where is it?” Cecil asked, after all she was a very small fish. “Pick me up and I'll show you, please hurry up sir, I need water to breathe.” So Cecil picked her up and flew away with her. Michiko looked down at the ocean and saw what she wanted. “Down there, see it? That big fish down there?” Cecil did see something floating on top of the water. Cecil didn't mind if it were dead. In fact it was better if it were dead. A big fish sometimes fought back. He wanted to eat both Michiko and the big fish, but couldn't have both. Making a quick decision, he dropped Michiko and swooped down to grab the bigger one. Cecil was surprised when the thing stung him. He got away but was sore for days. After that he knew not to try to eat a jellyfish. ------------ A Job for Kimi ------------ Kimiko was a rat. Now don't get scared, she was a very nice little rat. Kimi had been born under the floor of the grade school in Tairagawa, and got a good education by watching through a hole in the floor. When she graduated from school, well actually she went through the seventh grade. Any idiot can get that far. After she got out of school she moved to a local dojo and learned Karate. The rats would watch through a hole in the wall and practice at night. Click here to read the rest of this story (37 more lines)
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