All by myself in the Slumpywoods

schlumperwald_11.gifYesterday I went to the Slumpywoods. My god that was shruggly! I still am all brizzerly! The wood was so slumpy and everything there was so sodderly and brumpy and me all alone right in the middle of it! Far away I heard the Gammerock froozing and the Zirrapop was frunching so maulderingly. And all the time little swinks cazoozled about me and made me all flumsy. I wandered on and on and the wood got slumpier and slumpier. Suddenly I saw a garrywonk standing right in front of me. But a right zumpy garrywonk it was, plunking at me with its gaugly stroogs!

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When Victoria Stayed Home all by Herself

 

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Everybody had gone out, just Victoria had stayed home all by herself.
“When they’re all gone the house is full of magic!” said Victoria.
She went to the bedroom of Mummy and Dad and looked under the blanket. A big brown bear looked at her.
“Oh dear!” said Victoria.
“Give me a present!” said Victoria.
So the bear left the room and brought back daddy’s hat. Victoria put it on. Then she tucked the bear in nice and warm. Continue reading

And we Travelled for a Thousand Years

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We boarded our spaceship, Nina, Paulina and I.
The earth was a blue spark that went out in the dark, we were going so fast.
Our first planet was named “Dog’s nose”. And it belonged to us. We played “Who’s afraid of the bogeyman” for seventeen years and “Come and find a little brother!” for another three. And all this time we ate canned spaghetti.
We wrapped ourselves in pepper bush leaves and dreamed we grew beaks and feather coats. When the planet had fallen to pieces, we travelled on. Continue reading

Everything must make sense

Once upon a time I met an old man who was carrying a heavy knapsack and almost broke down under the heavy load. I approached him and politely asked him where he was going with the knapsack and if maybe I could help him. But he friendly thanked me and said: „I am not carrying it anywhere, I always carry it with me.“
„But for heaven’s sake, why are you burdening yourself with a heavy knapsack all the time? This doesn’t make sense!“
„Of course the knapsack makes sense my friend. How else should I carry my six heavy iron plates, twenty-four padlocks, twenty-four keys and six iron chains?“
„You have all this in your knapsack?“ I asked completely taken aback.
„Yes, my young friend, all this I am carrying in my knapsack and this is the meaning of the knapsack and that is why the knapsack makes sense because everything anyone does must make sense!“ Continue reading

Why?

Once there was a strange little boy called Peter, who drove everyone crazy asking questions all the time. When he was to go to school, he asked his mummy: “Why do I have to go to school?”

“Well, so you can learn how to read and write and count!”

“Can you do that?”

“Of course I can read and write and count!”

“So why don’t you just show me how to do it?”

“Because that’s not the way it’s done. Reading and writing and counting you have to learn in school!”

“And tying my shoelaces and brushing my teeth and going to the toilet?”

“These are things you learn at home!”

Why?

“Come on now, question time is over, now it’s time for bed”, mummy said. Continue reading