Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Little Girl With Responsibilities. - A short story.

Hannah wrote this story and said she didn't mind if I shared it. For some reason, the illustrations are off-limits, but she seemed kind of tickled to have the words 'published'. It rambles in a very 6-year-old way and is inspired (she says) by her life on the farm - which is why the ending surprised me so much.

The Little Girl With Responsibilities.

One day a little girl went out to fetch some eggs but there were no eggs. She didn't realize that the eggs were hiding behind the milk tank, because they let their chickens run free.

She went to milk the cow and found the eggs, but there weren't as many as usual. They only got six or seven eggs. They didn't know winter was coming back. "Why is it snowing?" she asked, "It's supposed to be spring."

The brother came, who had been looking at the news, and he told her that there were going to be more storms. "There will be ten big winds tonight," he said. The brother was taking the dog on a walk and eating a piece of jerky. According to the research, it was a little dog, a tiny chihuahua.

When the girl realized that each cow only had two drops of milk, the mother said "Where is the milk and the eggs, darling? The cat's scratching the couch and the dog's eating the jerky." The kid did not want to go out, but she had to, to get her cat pepper, and her brother's chihuahua, who was biting at snow.

The girl finally realized that it wasn't winter that was taking all of the milk and eggs. It was the zombies.

The end.

9 comments:

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Ah yep! Zombies! We get a lot of them on the farm, they look very much like teenage boys but more zombie like! 6 years old imagintions are great aren't they! :D

Stace said...

LOL! Thats a GREAT story!!! I love 6 year old imaginations :)

catcreek said...

Thank you for making me laugh! What a wonderful story! Of course, zombies...

Jess said...

I love it! I love the randomness, and the details, and the way she brings it back around full-circle. The zombies are the icing on the cake! :D

Conny said...

I suppose that zombies get hungry too - for eggs and milk. :>) Thanks for sharing her story with us. :>)

Lindsay said...

Thank Hannah for letting you share that! I love it. =)

Christy said...

I hate those zombies!

affectioknit said...

I love stories like that! you need to have zombies of course - very scary!

Maria said...

well I for sure didn't see that ending coming! love it!