1.31.2009

A Valentine's Tragedy, by the 5 year old

Once upon a time there was a mermaid queen.

She roamed the ocean swimming and looking beautiful.

But then pirates caught her

and burned her up

and ate her for dinner.

She was unfortunately delicious.

39 comments:

Jenny said...

Somehow I don't see Disney picking this one up!
~Jenny~

Leslie said...

It's hard being beautiful!

Emily said...

It's a classic fairy tale, one we've all heard before :) hee hee. She's funny, that 5-year old.

Laura said...

Ha! That's awesome ;)

Eva said...

There are so, so many things in this world that fit in the category of "unfortunately delicious"

glam.spoon said...

oh, my. oodles of creative thinking behind that story.

oni said...

haha!

Barbara Brown said...

kids-gotta love em'.
it's great that you are recording the narration to their drawings.
barbara brown

Jenny said...

What a hilarious story! Kids can come up with some seriously awesome stories. I especially love the fire sitting on top of the ocean water.
Thanks for sharing!

Jenny
little green notebook

KBriggs said...

This is a hilarious story.
i love it!

stephanie said...

why is this the most wonderful story i've ever heard??? perhaps the 5 year old author, or the 5 year old illustrations.
it truly IS unfortunately delicious!

Karen said...

that should be published. definitely not by disney...but is SHOULD be published.

Karen said...

this should be published. definitely not by disney...but it SHOULD be published.

lera said...

Too sweet.

Joslyn said...

she's my five-year old hero ;-)

Tammy said...

Forget JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer I am your 5 year old's number one fan!!! Hopefully someday I can have an imagination like hers!!!!

Donna said...

That's fantastic! "Unfortunately delicious", haha!

Tera said...

oh dear.....

: )

zofia said...

Ha ha! This is so like my 4 year old's stories, highly affected by her 7 year old brother! Always scary and tragic!

Ulla V. said...

Oh, what a horrible way to die - being burned up and eaten for dinner...BRILLIANT story and gorgeous drawings.
Lucky child to be around grownups who listen to and look carefully at great stories. :0)

Columbia Lily said...

That. is. HILARIOUS. Seriously.

Prue said...

My goodness! What have you been reading to that child! I do like the way she swans around the sea being beautiful.

uppitygirl said...

Brilliant! Did she really say "unfortunately delicious"?

CMN said...

Um, so am I a bad person if I admit that I laughed my way through that enchanting tale? Because, uh, I did. And the ending - oh the ending! It was a definite LOL!

Carissa said...

What were the pirates to do if she was "unfortunately delicious?" I have yet to pass up anything that fit into that category. The other mermaids had better watch out.

Alexandra said...

Lynne, your kids are hilarious.

liz said...

oh the carnage!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love the fire in the water. Too funny! Great story!

The Family Lawson said...

I love it. It has instantly become one of my all time favorite stories.

Jen said...

what do you think that movie would be rated? I personally love how she makes the "mom things" smaller than the belly button.
Keep it forever!!!!
♥Jen

melissa said...

My five year old keep praying that she can turn in to a Mermaid. Though not one who gets burned up!

Renae said...

Love it!
Welcome to the real world, where the princess doesn't always come out on top.

Grosgrain Kathleen said...

You probably already know this but it's more similar to the original little mermaid story than the disney version.

I always like the unhappy ending one better myself.

Ravenhill said...

My, that was so delightfully told and illustrated! I am so enchanted by this tale! Your little five year old will be famous throughout blogland!
~Emily

kim said...

This is hilarious! I love it.

Robin said...

I love it. It is so Grimm's Fairytales. Truly a classic.

Sabina said...

Ha, so creative!!

:)

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Lasso the Moon said...

Unfortunately delicious. Irony, humor, and tragedy. The perfect tale.
Anna