Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aliens battle it out

"Did you know, Mamma", the older one began while waiting for the school-bus to arrive. "Yesterday night, two aliens came here, and they were bad aliens, and they started fighting.

They hit each other with their shiny crystal swords. And because they are aliens, no blood came." His eyes were gleaming with excitement. "And then you know what happened? One alien hit the sword of the other alien very hard with his sword, and both the swords broke, and scattered small pieces of crystal everywhere. See!" He motioned with his hands.

All that to explain dew-drops glistening on the grass.

A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Anonymous said...

Rayna - What a creative and imaginative way to explain dew. I've never heard it better described, either : ). Love your drabbles!

Laura Eno said...

Surely a budding writer in the making!

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Look out Rayna. He may surpass his mom. :>D

I won't be looking at dew quite the same way now.

Stephanie Faris said...

I think you have a future writer on your hands!

Anonymous said...

Makes sense to me. Now what if the drops decide to form together into one evil blob of water and starts to devour Bombay. Now you have a story.Kinda like the blob.

Stephen Tremp

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Jules said...

Just lovely. And Stephen is too funny. :D
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Unknown said...

I wish I had an imagination like that! I'm so jealous. You better be writing these down... oh wait, yup, perfect reason for a blog. You can look at these in the future and smile.


RosieC said...

I love the explanation. Your son is great :)

Pramodini said...

The most beautiful interpretation of dew I ever heard from a kid. What an imagination. Love your drabbles, Rayna!



Your children are gaining the benefit of the great common sense you have Rayna, this was wonderfully written.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a great imagination! And the "Alien" caught my attention right away.

JournoMich said...

I certainly don't have a better explanation. Do you?

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LTM said...

OMG! I love this! Who's your budding little author? Good thing you wrote this one down~ :o)

Theres just life said...

Sounds perfectly logical to me. I just wish I was there to see it.

Cruella Collett said...

That sounds like something my nephew would make up. Or actually, it sounds like something I would make up and my nephew would listen with glittering eyes. We share a fondness for stories, my nephew and I :)

Sueann said...

What a perfectly good explanation!!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Love it!

I think boys like the idea of having violence without blood! All the fun, none of the mess. :)

dipali said...

What a beautiful story!

Natasha said...

@ Margot- I am yet to get over it myself. What wonderful imaginations kids have.

@ Laura- I would love to believe that.

@ Mary- no way. He's long surpassed me, and aren't I a proud parent?

@ Stephanie- he does say he wants to become a storyteller, so...

@ Stephen- now that sounds almost scary. Never tried my hand at science fiction- maybe I should.

@ Debra- it is, isn't it?

@ Jules- :-)

@ Clarissa- I wonder where that imagination goes when kids grow up- there are so few adults thinking like that.

@ RosieC- it is fantastic, isn't it?

@ Pramodini- thank you so much.

@ Yvonne- thank you. But to be honest, it is they who are introducing me to a whole new world.

@ Alex- I knew it would!

@ Michele- nopes. But your kids may have one.

@ Leigh- it was the second grader who then proceeded to demonstrate how the swords broke with his brother and ended up hurting himself and dirtying his brother's school uniform, but that is a whoe new story, which I am not telling right now.

@ Theres just life- it is logical, isn't it? Why don't I ask my aliens, to fight outside your yard tonight?

@ Cruella- he's lucky to have you for an aunt.

@ SueAnn- perfect, isn't it?

@ Elizabeth- yes, they do. Boys will be boys.

@ Dipali- thank you.


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