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Elephants

The bear, the duck, the furry rhinoceros and the sad giraffe pottered along in their tinky truck, pulled along by the big yellow elephant.

    TAGS:  childhood, yellow, elephants, giraffes, rhinoceros


Becky stood at the edge of the world and swayed her arms left and right, fingers outstretched and grinning from ear to ear and as the colours of the rainbow streamed down below her, each person burst into a giant lollypop, a traffic cone, a sunflower, a fern, a small nebulae, an elephant or a chocolate.

    TAGS:  Becky the Harlequin, rainbows, harlequin, elephants, Becky the First, traffic cones, giggling, sway, lollypops, sunflowers


Hobbies :: Keith

The fact that the bull elephant had broken out of its pen and killed two keepers didn’t worry Jim nearly as much as what would happen to him when his wife came home and found the beast tromping around in her peony beds.

    TAGS:  elephants, peonies


Now that the Alaska Zoo knows that Maggie the elephant has shunned her jumbo treadmill, I’m hoping they’ll sell it to me cheap, because the way I see it, I should be able to drape all my clothes over it at one time, unlike my old, regular-sized treadmill, which only holds about twenty shirts and a couple pairs of pants.

    TAGS:  Alaska, elephants, exercise, treadmills


Becky huddled quietly in the corner of the ceiling, giggling behind her sinuous fingers, and as the various ‘people’ walked by they found themselves suddenly and brilliantly transformed into all manner of creatures, especially mouses, coyotes, ducks, drop bears, scrinebirds and elephants.

    TAGS:  mouse, Becky the Harlequin, ducks, harlequin, people, duck - the bird, coyotes, elephants, giggling, The Rusty Metal Bird


“Opposable thumbs, my bum” trumpeted Ramona as she sat firmly and damply on the monkey.

    TAGS:  art, elephants, squashed


the dance of e :: boot

Becky ran in wild circles, skipping, twirling and leaping giddily as she went, and as she passed by the world turned into joyous frothy bubbles of colour and rippling textures (with the occasional miniature elephant).

    TAGS:  Becky the Harlequin, harlequin, colour, dancing, elephants, e, bubbles, giddy, leaping, twirling


pocket-sized :: boot

Petunia put her trumpeting beastie back in her shirt pocket as the teacher had asked, but surreptitiously kept feeding him peanuts throughout the rest of class.

    TAGS:  elephants, peanuts, surreptitious, pocket-sized


Robot Circus :: Keith

I never cared much for the robot circus—the deafening clank of the elephants, the never-changing audio of the lion’s roar, the dim glow of the clown’s lightbulb nose—although I did kind of enjoy the intricacy of the trapeze girl’s metalwork.

    TAGS:  robots, clowns, elephants, circus, lions


 

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