Thursday, June 17, 2010

Over the Rainbow

Did you know that if you slid over a rainbow, you would reach the rings of Saturn?
But why would you be on a rainbow in the first place. Simple, you mother insisted you take a nap on a rainy afternoon, but you slipped out of the house with your brother because you wanted an adventure.
And once you sight the rainbow, you climb up to the top, get stripes on your body, play hopscotch on the colours, and attempt a game of hide and seek, before sliding down and landing up on Saturn.
What a delightful thing is imagination!
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


The Alliterative Allomorph said...

hahaha, wonderful! What inspired you to change your layout?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! Did your boys help with this one?

Watery Tart said...

I love your sons. I really do! And I love you for nurturing this in them. They will truly be inspirational adults!

I have a coupla awards for you today...

Jaydee Morgan said...

When I was a kid I always wanted to climb onto a rainbow :)

KarenG said...

I remember being so fascinated by rainbows when I was little! I wanted to follow them and see what was at the end!

slommler said...

I so like the idea of landing in or on Saturn!! Very cool!! I use to chase rainbows...never could get to it though. I was always so disappointed.

Anonymous said...

The world would be a sad and dull place without imagination.

Deb and Barbara said...

Thanks -- you routinely bring me back to the days of my kids' imaginative childhoods.

And it looks like it worked out -- one's a fantastic illustrator/budding fashion designer (19) and the other is an amazing photographer/filmmaker (16).

Let it reign! B

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I always thought one would find a pack of Skittles candy.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Jessica - thanks.
Seeing everyone talk about changing their layout, I wanted to do so too. This was definitely not exactly what I was looking for, but when I saw it, I realised it is Me.

@ Diane- need you even ask? I take credit for a couple of details, but only those.

@ Tami - it is not my dream that I see myself in print. It is my dream that I see either of them in print.

@ Jaydee - that makes two of us.

@ KarenG - I think I even tried. Or at least, I marked the spot, and looked for it the next time my parents took me to that area.

@ SueAnn - the simple pleasures of childhood! And yes, I loved how they combined their two loves - rainbows and the rings of Saturn.

@ Fiona - and definitely not a place I would particularly want to live in.

@ Barbara - wow. You definitely did something very very right as a parent.

@ Alex - that's an idea!!!

Clarissa Draper said...

That's so cool that your children have an imagination like that and even better that you have one and chose to drabble it. Some day you can look back at all the gems you wrote about and smile.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

I love rainbows,
This was full imagary and inspiration, lovely to read.


aLmYbNeNr said...

this is beautiful! I love these drabbles!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love this - I've always wanted to ride a rainbow :)

Trudy said...

I love this...such a fun, delightful story! I also love the drabbles, should really try one someday!

God bless Rayna!

Tabitha Bird said...

Yes, I love imagination. And this is once again a very lovely drabble :)

DL Hammons said...

Rayna ~ Thank you so much for hopping on for the ride at my blog! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you better.

Southpaw said...

That's pretty cool. Drabble is hard but you pulled it off beautifully.

Carol Kilgore said...

Drabble, eh? I think my mind would rebel. I love the imaginary rainbow story.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Clarissa - something tells me all kids are born with an imagination. Adults teach them to lose it. I hope I can get them to keep it.

@ Yvonne - rainbows are beautiful, aren't they. And you can make up so many stories about them.

@ Amber - thank you.

@ Jemi - maybe we should all go ride a rainbow together. Would be fun.

@ Trudy- you really should. They are great fun.

@ Tabitha - thank you. And what would we be without imagination?

@ DL Hammons - my pleasure. I did ask someone from Alaska to hop across. Don't know if she did.

@ Southpaw- it gets much easier with practice. One day, I am going to write an entire short story in drabbles.

@ Carol - you could try. It is great practice, if nothing else.

dipali said...

What a wonderful idea!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

It is a great idea, isn't it, Dipali.


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