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Fighting Crime – Fictional Fun

Calvin took a deep breath that caused his whole body to shudder. Where is my backup? He thought frantically. Peering from his hiding spot behind the dumpster, he could see them: the criminals. They were growing in size and number by the minute. He couldn’t take them all on his own. It would be impossible.

Where the heck is he? He’s supposed to have my back at all times! I’m going to kill him! Breathe, Calvin. Breathe. You’re going to have to do this without him. Calvin looked around desperately for supplies to defend himself. Smoke bombs. These will work wonders! I’ll be able to run in and ambush them. Brilliant!

Taking another calming breath, he gripped the bombs and started throwing one after another. Screaming, he hurled himself into the fury taking down one criminal after another in order to save the helpless citizens around him.

“CAAAAAAAALVIN!” A bellow invaded the fray. “CAAAAAAAAALVIN!”

Suddenly, Calvin froze and looked around. With a smug look on his face at the number of motionless bodies lying around him, he replied, “What, Mom?”

“Have you seen the basket filled with mangoes and limes that was on the counter?”

Flecks of green and orange littered the mounds of snow surrounding him. “Ummmm I think the squirrels brought them outside in order to destroy the snowmen. There’s no better way to fight crime than with mangoes and limes. Didn’t you know that, Mom?”

***Today I felt inspired by a mixture of things: A Motion City Soundtrack lyric and the joys of Calvin & Hobbes comics. I hope you enjoyed the silliness as well.

A Conversation Among Friends

Cassi and Becca were the very best of friends. They absolutely loved spending all their time together, especially meals. Everyday they would eat at least one meal together. One of there conversations went a little like this:

Cassi: I just love it when we can enjoy a meal together, Becs!
Becca: I know, right? It’s like totally amazing! We have sooooo much fun together! Plus the food is fantabulous here.
Cassi: It really is. We should eat here more often. The atmosphere is delightful as we munch outside and the food is quite delectable. I wonder how it can possibly taste so good!
Becca: Yup, yup, yup. The only thing I probably don’t like is that there are cars zooming by all the time. They’re really distracting sometimes. So have you heard from Carl yet?
Cassi: No…(sigh)…I’m starting to think he’s found another lady. He can be so egotistical sometimes. Ugh. I don’t even know why I thought I liked him.
Becca: Cuz he’s the only guy around. He’s surrounded by ladies everywhere he looks. It’s not you at all. He just doesn’t know a good thing right in front of his face. Some day another guy will come around and he’ll have eyes for only you.
Cassi: You think?
Becca: I know.
Cassi: You’re amazing, Becs! You should totally stay around this winter instead of going to the Caribbean.
Becca: I might just do that. I was actually thinking if it stays warm enough I might stick around.
Cassi: Really? That’s so great! Yay! You just made my day

THE END of the conversation that I imagine takes place as I drive past a pasture with cows munching away with buttbirds standing right next to them. (Buttbirds are the little white birds that hang out with the cows all year round for those who did not know this fun fact).

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