Hi everyone! I thought I would give you an update on the children’s book that I am working on with my sister. I think we are getting close to the end. With luck, maybe we can be finished by the end of next month. Enjoy this little snippet.
Everyone runs to the edge of the forest, where the grass ends. Everyone watches the humans going in and out of the stores, wondering if there is something in there to tell them what humans eat.
Emmykins and Shorty run in-between the cars, while Hoss flies above. At the back of the store where no human can see them, Emmykins, Shorty and Hoss watch for a chance to go in. While they are waiting Emmykins finds a pickle on the ground and tries it.
Emmykins eyes get real big as she tries this delicious treat. “Mmmmmm……”Emmykins replies with a mouth full of pickle. “This is my new best food.” She starts to drool.
“Shorty!!” Emmykins shouted holding the pickle up in her paws. “Look! Look! This yummy green thingy.”
Shorty picks up the pickle, looking at it in extreme distaste she cringes. She takes a bite of the crisp green pickle. “Blah… What is that nasty thing?” She spits out the pickle, while wiping her tongue off, and jumping up and down with disgust.
“Noo… My Yummy green thing!!” Emmykins exclaimed as she cries over the dropped pickle. “My precious, Why… Why!! “Emmykins weep dramatically over the loss of her pickle.
Shorty looks around for Hoss and sees him digging through the shiny bags of cotton candy. “Oooo shiny… SHINY!!!!” He picks up the bag in joyous glee, bouncing with his shinny bag of sugary sweets between his beak.
Shorty looks around trying to find Hoss, and sees him by the packages of cotton candy. Ravens love shiny things and the silvery shine of the packages of the cotton candy catches his eyes. Emmykins was still throwing her fit over her pickle, and Shorty catches glimpse of a human grabbing a bag of chips.
She sneaks into the store and snatches one bag of chips. When the employee sees her snatching one, she chases her, while flapping her arms and yelling. “Shoo.. Go away.”
The three thieves run back to the others, were they are waiting for them in the distance.
When they return, they are asked by Elmo the bear, “Did you get the book?”
Shorty shakes her head, while trying to catch her breath. She lifts up the bag of chips and replies. “I saw a human grab a bag just like this one, so I grabbed one too.”
Hoss drops his shiny goodie in front of them and said. “This was also near where the human was standing.” Hoss picks up the bag and opens it, and the sweet smell ruffled from the bag.
Elmo being a bear was naturally attracted to the sent and with dazed eyes tries to devour the sweet smelling goodies as the bag was snatched away from him.
Hoss stares in stunned disbelief, as Elmo grabs the bag from him. “Noo, Elmo not the shiny!!”
Everyone dives on Elmo trying to grab the bag from him. Munchkin grabs the side of the bag, pulling as Doe sits on Elmo’s back as the others try holding his arms and shoulders down.
“Elmo, give me that bag!” Shorty yells.
Everyone is talking all at once, when out of nowhere Jelly yells! “S.T.O.P!!”
Jelly grabs the bag as everyone slowly releases Elmo and start to let him back up. Shorty grabs Elmo’s cheeks and gets close to his face and asks loudly. “Snap out of it Elmo!”
Elmo shakes his head. “Are you o.k.? Shorty asks loudly.
Elmo pulls away and nods his head, while he grabs Emmykins to wipe the drool off his face.
Emmykins has a look of disgust as Elmo puts her back down and starts to wipe the drool off her fur. Jelly looks at the bag and tells everyone. “We need this bag of pink fluffy stuff; for I have seen the little humans eat this fluffy stuff. We can use this to catch the little human that is with the Ranger on the weekends.”
“Ummm…, Jelly where did you see this pink fluffy stuff at?” Munchkin asks.
“It was at a place with dancing bears, lions, and these weird people with big feet, red noses, and a painted on smile. It was a scary place and the painted people always scared me. What they did to the elephants, it was not nice.” Jelly shudders.
Emmykins leans over to Shorty and whispers. “Maybe we need to send Elmo there?” Shorty snickers.
Jelly stares at Emmykins and with a straight face replies. “They won’t take Elmo, but they do take Munchkins.”
Munchkin stands up straight swallowing the laughter he was about to let loose. “No, No, No, Me not want to go to scary place!”
“Well if you don’t behave, I will take you there.” Jelly tells him.
“I will behave, I promise.” Munchkin crosses his heart.