Random Word Story #18~A Story for Kids

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My task is to create a story, in one sitting, using randomly generated words.

My words are:... moss…attack…spike…anchor…pirate…cucumber

Here is my story:

Spike grew redder with anger. His attempt to move across the Bay had been foiled again! An anchor, from an ancient pirate ship, was blocking his forward progress.

Now what?

His mother had always whispered, “Slow and steady, slow and steady.”, to him. He had no choice but to move slowly! He was just a sea cucumber after all.

“Great crumbling hull! ” he shouted in frustration. He was glad that his mother could not hear him resorting to foul language but if he didn’t release some anger he felt he’d burst.

“Yeah, chum THAT you old creepy anchor!”

There was nothing to do but take the long way around. Heck, every way is the long way when you’re a sea cucumber.

Mother had stayed right where she grew up, in a small depression where all her family had grown. Not Spike. He had ambition. He wanted to see the world if only one inch at a time.

“I have better things to do than be depressed with my whole family. They can kiss my moss!”

So on he went. It had taken him a week to move this far.

He enjoyed where he was now. Just one cucumber in a strange new universe.

“Pssst! Yo dude!” A tiny blue crab was peeking from under a white scallop shell.

“What do you want?” Spike snipped.

“If I were you I’d turn around, stop all that complaining and cussing and go home. You’re not very bright for such a colorful creature. You stick out like a clam in a coral reef!  There’s safety in numbers. When the migrating squid come through and attack you, I ‘ll bet you’ll wish to be back home. Dumb cucumbers are their favorite dish!”

“Who do you think YOU are telling me what to do?”

The crab raised both arms. One held a beautiful large claw. The other was just a stub.

“The voice of experience and reason. THAT’S who.”

It took Spike 10 days to return from whence he came. On the eleventh day, he watched the squid migration overhead. He didn’t stand out any more but that fact was a good thing.

11 thoughts on “Random Word Story #18~A Story for Kids

    • sillyfrogsusan 05/03/2012 / 10:46 am

      A wonderfully crafted comment to start my day off with a smile. 😉

  1. grandmalin 05/03/2012 / 10:11 am

    LOL at “kiss my moss”. I hope you are sharing this with your granddaughter. Love it. 🙂

    • sillyfrogsusan 05/03/2012 / 10:45 am

      I will share with her soon. Hope “kiss my moss” doesn’t catch on with her. LOL
      Thanks!

  2. Kerry Dwyer 05/03/2012 / 10:25 am

    This is so funny. I tried something similar about a month ago. I asked my daughter to pin a pin through a newspaper with the idea of making a story. She managed to hit just about every picture in the paper and I ended up with about five words one of Which was the name of a politician.

    • sillyfrogsusan 05/03/2012 / 10:37 am

      I encourage you to try creativitygames.net.
      I just click on the random word generator anytime that I need a boost. Thanks for your comment! 😉

      • Kerry Dwyer 05/03/2012 / 1:00 pm

        Oh – thanks for the tip.

  3. P.S. I Love Soap Co. 05/03/2012 / 2:49 pm

    That was Great!

    • sillyfrogsusan 05/04/2012 / 5:46 am

      Thanks…I’ve been sharing your Facebook posts with my friends 😉

    • sillyfrogsusan 05/04/2012 / 5:48 am

      Lots of interesting exercises there…come on and play! Thanks.

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