Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Written for Jean Little Scruffs

Poor Little Ollie

In their short lives together, they had been on some adventures,
he and James together,thought Ollie as he watched the rain bouncing off the window.
The pattern of the raindrops running down the pane was a little hypnotic and Ollie began reminiscing as he followed their trickling paths.

There was the time the pair became astronauts, in a shiny red rocket they flew into space, past millions of twinkling stars.
Or, and Ollie shuddered as he remembered, that giant roller-coaster James had insisted he should go on. Ollie thought he would never need to be as brave as he was on that day.

Ollie's favourite ,though most scary, adventure was the time the friends went to sea. Ollie was the captain of an old,wooden ship. Together they sailed the high seas. For days they looked out at the calm blue ocean, the only excitement was a school of dolphins who had stopped by for a chat. The only excitement that is until the night of the storm.
The little boat shook and shuddered, tossed and turned as the howling wind blew and rain smashed down against it.
Fearing for their lives the plucky duo managed to hang on all through the cold,wet night until daylight came and they found themselves washed ashore on a beautiful sandy island.
Ah yes, Ollie muttered, we have had some adventures.

After all, he had driven fast cars, flown in hot air balloons and even held the World Cup..

Of course there had been injuries along the way, thought Ollie. He rubbed the part of his nose, where James had performed surgery to help him breathe, and the back of his head was also evidence of James' medical skills.

I hope James decides soon,that he doesn't want to be a surgeon when he grows up, Ollie sighed, pulling at the bandage on his foot.

I'd quite like to work in a library.


Alice's story

1.2.3....Rea closed her eyes and began to count.
Bonnie Alice hesitated, but only for a second. She knew where to hide, after all there was only one place an elephant whose body was covered in tiny flowers could hide.
She turned and ran as fast as her four little legs could carry her. She knew she didn't have long, it was a well known fact that her friend often missed out numbers when counting.

Alice reached the clearing, in front of her stretched a field, a field of flowers with colours so bright they almost hurt her eyes. She made her way into the field and settling herself down, she lay on her side and watched the clouds. With the warm sun on her skin, Alice slowly felt her eyes shutting.

99.....100 Rea opened her eyes and looked around, smiling to herself as she spotted her brother,Takeya, trying to hide behind the thin tree, his little fat bottom poking out for all to see. She noticed a movement to her right and saw Indie's red trunk peeping round the hen house.

Before long all the friends had been found, all except Alice, who was fast asleep dreaming.

She dreamed of visits to the dentist, of Daddy teaching her to surf and hundreds and hundreds of babies!

Takeya got up from his place under the shady tree.
“Come on, lets help Rea find Alice, it won't be hard. we know where she'll be, “ he laughed.
And Alice slept on.

Morning had turned into afternoon, and with no sign of Alice, the villagers were all in the field looking for Alice.
Can you imagine it, a village of elephants searching for the flowery little elephant in a field of flowers!
And Alice slept on.

Alice.....Alice.... called a voice.
Alice opened her eyes and sat up, instantly she felt her mothers arms around her, explaining to Alice how worried they'd been.

Alice began to cry, she hadn't meant to worry everybody. Suddenly the strangest thing happened; the more she cried, the redder she got until even the inside of her ears were a lovely shade of red, not a flower to be seen.

“Well,” laughed Mom, “at least we'll be able to find you in the flowers.” but Alice was disappointed, she loved her flowers.

Luckily next morning Alice was back to her normal, sweet, flowery self.. normal that is except for the inside of her ears, which are to this day, a lovely shade of red.