Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Two Stories by Charlie (Age 5)

Despite a documented denouncement of imagination, my boy has been branching into fiction.

1.
Once there was a giant duck with sharp teeth and he was as big as the whole world. And he ate all the trees and the houses and he kept eating and he ate the world. Then he ate all the other planets and he ate the sun. Then he ate all the stars and they made new planets and he ate all those too. Then he traveled back in time and ate all the dinosaurs and everything. Then he spit it back out again and everything was okay.

2.
Once there was a giant ferocious squid. And he was as big, bigger than the tallest tree. And he ate a whale and ate all the plankton and ate everything. And he ate a piece of whale poop that was bigger than the whole world! And then he ate the world and the sun and all the planets. He ate everything. And then he died! Aaaaaaand then he turned into a robot.
(ME: Whoa! I did not see that ending with the robot coming!)
Yeah. I know. It makes it more exciting.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Godzilla, giant ducks and squid...I see a pattern here. Hey, have you seen mappy thing lately? You have been to every continent now.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid you may be to subversive for China.

Christopher said...

Heck, I've read stranger creation myths.

It does seem that Charlie has a sort of obsession with giant things. I have no idea what that means, but just thought I'd throw it out there.

tina said...

The author of those stories sounds like a person who, now that you mention it, wouldn't say no to a snack.