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The Story of the Blue Elephant

Kevin just wrote me to tell me that he was bored. He requested a story about a monkey. He got one.

And in case YOU'RE bored at work too, here y'go:

Once upon a time, there was a blue elephant. All the other elephants
made fun of him for being blue. Hence he was a sad and disconsolate
elephant.

He hung back from the . . . er, pack of elephants. Whatever a group
of elephants is called. If you've ever watched the Discovery
channel, you know that elephants have to trek to the mountains every
dry season to eat the trees that are still around. The bleu elephant
was weak and sad, though, and it didn't look he was going to make it
to the mountain. He sat down under a tree, and watched his family
grow smaller and smaller as they continued on without him.

Then the next morning he was awokened by a monkey, and HE was bright
blue! The monkey said, "yo dawg, what's up? Shouldn't you be
heading to the mountain?"

"Alas, my family has left me. For I am blue, and they make fun of me
and don't trust me and think that I don't belong. So I'm just going
to sit beneath this tree until I waste away. I imagine you have the
same problem I have, right, Blue Monkey?"

"Oh hells no! We monkeys are a silly bunch. Everybody LOVES that I
came out blue! I'm the most popular monkey in my . . . er . . . pack!
Shit, man, I'll get you some water, you can chill with us! They'll
LOVE you!"

So the elephant was happy. The blue monkey brought him some water,
and he was refreshed; and he went to live with the monkeys, and was
very popular and well-liked.

The end.

Comments

( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
greatmonkeygod
Jun. 14th, 2002 12:18 pm (UTC)
Kerry, that was beautiful.
littlewashu
Jun. 14th, 2002 12:19 pm (UTC)
Wow, really? Even though I said "shit"? Thanks, Norm!
illscientist
Jun. 14th, 2002 12:57 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Bravo!
qed
Jun. 14th, 2002 01:00 pm (UTC)
.
I'm almost certain that story contains both cosmic significance and a moral. I'm just not sure exactly what it is. Some sort of ugly-duckling thing, I guess.
littlewashu
Jun. 14th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
Nah.
rhino777
Jun. 14th, 2002 01:00 pm (UTC)
Well you know what happens when Blue Elephants meet Pink Elephants...
counterfeitfake
Jun. 14th, 2002 01:42 pm (UTC)
Mauve elephantlets?
snowman
Jun. 14th, 2002 02:38 pm (UTC)
Herd.
littlewashu
Jun. 14th, 2002 02:40 pm (UTC)
Yes! Thank you. rxgreene had responded earlier, saying it was a herd of elephants and a troop of monkeys. But then he deleted his reply, I think because he misspelled something. I'm not sure why he didn't repost.

But thank you snowman!
rxgreene
Jun. 14th, 2002 03:25 pm (UTC)
Man, my spelling has been awful today and I was embarrassed.

Great story!
superdaintykate
Jun. 14th, 2002 09:38 pm (UTC)
Of course I've herd of elephants!
schtune
Jun. 14th, 2002 10:43 pm (UTC)
MAN, you beat me to it!
empress_mars
Jun. 14th, 2002 02:57 pm (UTC)
I was bored and your story definitey entertained me. I felt it was slightly anti-climatic with a weak resolution, but daring and thought provoking at the same time.
hewbris
Jun. 15th, 2002 06:17 am (UTC)
Just reading "bleu elephant" definitely made my day. Hooray for the Washu.
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