Jethro the Ferocious Drum Player

Day 80

Once upon a time there was a giant lion who lived in the middle of the jungle. He was in a band called The Lions Eat The Eagles along with 5 other lions. This lions name was Jethro and he played the drums. He was such a ferocious drum player that he brought quite a crowd to all of his performances. Everyone loved him wherever he went. Some people made tee-shirts, and other people took pictures. He had quite a large group of fans. He was the most famous player and was known everywhere around the world. Everyone loved him and it was all because he was such a ferocious drum player. Jethro lived happily ever after.

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How the Terrified Troll got his Courage

Day 79

There was once a terrified troll who lived in a big cave. This troll was afraid of everything especially going to sleep at night. You might think that trolls are mean and scary and not afraid of anything, but that is not true. Some trolls are nice, some people think that they are one of the reasons the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” was invented. Because if you have ever met a troll, and you probably never will, you would know that they are just like everyone else, and they sometimes get scared too. Well especially this troll who lived in the cave. His name was Fred. Poor Fred got so nervous that he chewed on his nails, and he shook in his big boots, and he whined, and he cried. But that was all until one day he learned a special magic trick, well it was not really a magic trick, but it was magic advice, which is like a magic trick, but different, because usually you have to be a magician or have an assistant to perform a magic trick, but when you just take magical advice from some magical creature, well you can do that anywhere, no assistance needed. Well this troll Fred received his advice from a very kind fairy, who would fly from cave to cave, around the forest and over the rainbow. This fairy had been many places and knew many things and was extremely knowledgeable on many things, because once you have been over the rainbow, you become vastly more intelligent. This fairy told Fred that in order to stop being afraid, the troll must sing a song, or think a happy thought, or when it came to getting ready for bed the troll must decide that he was the biggest baddest troll and that nothing could terrify him, because he was so strong. Well Fred thought, I do not feel strong, and I do not feel big or bad. Well the fairy said, “Do not worry Fred, you are thinking way to much about other things. In order not to be scared you must think about how strong you are, not about how strong the other things are. Imagine all the ways you are strong, and that you are in fact the biggest baddest troll. What would you do, where would you go, and if you ever feel afraid, you must just think about yourself instead” So, taking the fairies advice, Fred decided to think about himself, and he noticed that he felt better, and his feet were shaking less in his boots. He started working out too. That is how the terrified troll, became the buff troll.

The Terrible Land of Greatness

Day 78

Once upon a time there was a great big door in a great big garden. This was a very special door, because it led to a magical world where amazing things happened. For example in this magical world, the water fell upwards and all of the peoples socks were never lost. Other special things about this world were that no one ever made plain pancakes, people only ever ate chocolate chip pancakes or blueberry or pecan or something else just as interesting, but in this world nothing was boring. In fact, in this magical world, people themselves were never boring either, at least no one thought that anyone was boring. Which was in fact quite interesting. Many people who would normally have been overlooked were instead glorified, their deeds displayed in random trophy cases, and if they absolutely had nothing to put in the trophy case then of course their latest meal would serve as a great talking point in this magical world, because conveniently for the most dull of inhabitants, their last meal was undoubtedly noteworthy. Now this is important, because you must understand that hardly anyone who went through the door came back. Well of course you may be thinking that the reason for that was because once they went to this magical land of awesomeness, that they did not want to come back, and if you are thinking this, you are wrong. So wrong. So So very wrong, and you must never spread this lie about the great big door which can be found in the great big garden. No, if one steps through that door, they must be prepared to change their entire attitude, which is a very hard thing to change. Attitudes are like opinions, everyone has one. Now once you go through this door, and you really must not go through, the people in the magical would are able to immediately tell if you do not conform to their greatness, and also if you are not able to celebrate the greatness of all the other residents of the magical land. What if you were to come across someone who you have no interest in, or they in fact bored you?  Well you would not be able to act like the people from the land act, because they do not understand how not to be great, think, they think they are great, well of course they will put you in a great big jar of weirdos. All the people come to see the people in the jar of weirdos and some of the less great ones get a talking point from see the jar of weirdos. It is pretty stinky, not like it smells, but getting stuck in a jar in a magical world where everyone is eating amazing pancakes is not fun. So that is why you must never go through that door, and if you do not, you could live happily ever after.

Wormy, Rotten and Wriggly

Day 77

Once upon a time there was a worm who lived inside an apple which was named Wormy. The apple named Wormy was located outside under a tree named Rotten. Wormy liked living underneath Rotten and it just so happened that the worm, who’s name was Wriggly, liked living inside of the apple named Wormy. All three of them lived happily ever after, and Wriggly read haikus, short stories and blog posts every day for the rest of his life, inside of Wormy, underneath Rotten.

A Rollypolly and his Boy

Day 76

Once upon a time there was a rolly polly named Pervis. He lived in a great big yard where a little boy named Marlin lived in the house next to the big green grassy yard. Pervis had never met Marlin before, but he saw Marlin  running about and playing with his toys. To Pervis Marlin looked like he was fun. Marlin was the best at inventing games to play or pretending to be a fireman or a scientist. One day Marlin was sitting down along the pathway running to the front door of his house, so Pervis decided to walk over and say “Hello” to Marlin. He walked over to the path and Marlin saw him at once, Marlin shouted “Hello Mr. Rolly Polly!” and Pervis curled up in a ball and rolled around to show Marlin that he was saying hello. Then said, “Do you want to come live with me Mr. Rolly Polly?” And then Marlin’s mother said, “No bringing bugs in the house Marlin!!” Pervis was happy that Marlin’s mother said that, because Pervis liked living in the big grassy yard. So then Pervis said goodbye to Marlin, who had found a new interesting part of the yard to play in and Pervis said Goodbye to Marlin who had found a new interesting part of the yard to play in and Pervis went on his way. Every now and then Pervis stops by to say hello to Marlin, who is very happy to see him and Pervis is happy to have such an interesting friend.

The Tiny Cat who Travelled the Great Big World

Day 75

Once upon a time there was a very tiny cat named Alfred. Alfred was so small that hardly anyone could see him. Alfred lived on a boat with his owner who was a very nice lady who’s name was Felinia. Together Alfred and Felinia traveled all over the world. They went here and they went there. And everywhere they went Alfred saw so many things. See even though Alfred was so small and hardly anyone could see him, Alfred could see a great many things. Alfred knew that he had seen so many things that many other people and animals would never see. And Alfred had in fact see more of the great big world than the average person. Living with Felina, Alfred was almost the most lucky cat in the entire world. Felina took very good care of Alfred & he was always happy. Every night Felina read him his favorite story about the ocean. The story began “The Ocean so big and blue has sea animals both big and small. The very biggest are the whales, who tell great tales, next is the shark and then the dolphin. The smallest are the fish, the coral and the very small sea horse. But in the big blue ocean all of the animals are important, no matter their size, from the smallest seahorse to the biggest of the whales. No matter how big or how small you are there is a world of wonder for each and every one.” And Felinia would give Alfred a great big kiss and then they would fall asleep and listen to the ocean waves. And they lived happily ever after.

Mr. Eagle Finds a New Home

Day 74

Once upon a time there was an eagle who lived in a very tall tree on the very tip top of the mountain. The eagle loved to fly around from tree top to tree top and see what interesting things were living around him. He saw Mr. Goat and Mrs. Lamb and Mr. & Mrs. Alpaca. He saw Mr. Toad and Miss Frog, and Mr. & Mrs. Goose and their Goslings. He saw Mrs. Rabbit and
Mrs. Moose. He also saw the tall mountain, the not as tall mountain and the kind of short mountain. He saw the road to where the the little cabin at the end of the road was. Some times he flew very far all the way to the lake where he usually went to his other next in the top of the willow tree. He loved to fly around, but one day after living the nest at the willow, he could not find his nest in his other tree. All of the trees were gone. Where he thought his home was all that was left was tree stumps. Well Mr. Eagle was very sad and he did not know where anything or anything was, even the mountains looked different. So he began to fly around in search of his friends. He looked in different places, he found Mr. Goat, Mrs. Lamb and Mr & Mrs. Alpaca on the kind of short mountain, and as he flew by they all billied to say hello. Then he found Mr. & Mrs. Goose with their Goslings who hissed about all the tree being cut down. Mr. Eagle found Mr. Toad and Miss Frog, who had both croaked. And Finally he found Mrs.Moose and Mrs.Rabbit and then he flew back to willows nest decided to make his new home in the willow and make more new friends away from the mountains. And he lived happily ever after.

The Princess Who was Afraid to Party

Day 69

Once upon a time there was a great big birthday party planned for a special princess. Well this princess was very happy to be having a birthday party but she was also nervous because she had never had a big birthday party before. The princess usually spent her birthday traveling the countryside and picking out dresses with her mother the queen. But on this birthday, her 7th birthday, the princess was going to have the first birthday party with all of the other princesses and friends. Her mother had been so busy getting ready. Gathering all the food and the preparing the decorations and all the things she had to do for the party that she did not notice that the princess was so nervous and sitting in her room alone. Finally it was the time of the party and the princess was still sitting in her room. The queen went to find the princess because every one had already arrived and were waiting for the princess. When the queen found the princess she asked her what was wrong and the princess explained that she had never been to a big party before and she did not know if she wanted to go. Well her mother realized she had been to busy, so she said, “all the time we are doing new things, this is what makes life happy and fun this is what is called memories.

“When you remember something really fun a lot of times you tried something new. Tell me about a time you tried something new and had fun,”

so the princess thought about it and she began to smile, she said

“the other night the chef made the most marvelous dinner and I had never tried it before, and it was good”

so she princess got up and said,

“now I am ready to go to my birthday party!”

and the queen and the princess went to the most wonderful birthday party ever.

The Man who Planted Gifting Trees

Day 67

Once upon a time there was a great big circle in the middle of the forest where no trees grew. A lot of times people met in the circle from all different places to talk about things that were going on in their villages. One day in the middle of their meeting a strange man appeared. No one knew who the stranger was, and he was dressed in old clothes and carried a big bag over his shoulder. The stranger asked if he could have a chance to speak to the town. Reluctantly, the circle master said yes. The stranger stood in the middle of the circle and plopped down his bag. Out of the bag the man pulled a white dove. The dove sat on the man’s arm. Then the man went into the bag again and pulled out a very small bag. The man held the bag in his hand and the dove put his beak into the bag and pulled out a bean. The bird flew to the ground with the bean and put it into the dirt. All of the sudden a tree began to grow. The bird reached into the bag again and took another bean and put it into the ground. And another tree began growing. The bird planted 7 trees. And then the man and the bird disappeared. All of the sudden the trees began to grow very quickly. They took up the entire circle and the townspeople were nervous and they had to leave. Later, the townspeople came back to see the magic trees. If any of them touched one of the trees they were bestowed with an amazing gift. One tree gave wisdom, another tree gave honesty. Another, fruitfulness, beauty, intelligence, courage and strength. The townspeople became very successful and their kingdoms grew and they became prosperous and they lived happily ever after.

The Catepillar Gets his Beauty Rest

Day 63

Once upon a time there was a very sleepy caterpillar. The caterpillar was crawling around for a very long time which made him more and more and more sleepy. Finally the caterpillar was so very tired that he decided to find a nice place to curl up. So he searched through the leaves for the perfect spot to fall asleep. He found a beautiful spot, and decided to make his cocoon which is a bed for caterpillars. It is actually kind of a funny bed because caterpillars like to hang upside down and they wrap themselves all the way up, including their head and everything. So the caterpillar wrapped himself up in his cocoon and fell fast asleep, and the caterpillar slept for quite a long time. And caterpillar dreamed very big dreams about what he would do once he woke up, and then when he did he realized he was not quite the same, he was even more beautiful because he had gotten his beauty rest. Actually the term beauty rest comes from the caterpillars, they made that up, but if you go to sleep early each night you will wake up like a beautiful butterfly. This is a lesson from the caterpillars that they pass down through the generations. And they live happily ever after.