Wednesday, April 17, 2013
STAY TUNED FOR AN URGENT MESSAGE ...
Something scurries, moving its head from side-to-side. The morning light reflects off an armor-like shell. It stops. A wet snout raises toward the warmth of the sun as orange eyes close for an instant and pop back open.
A moment later, it leaps onto a sparkling granite rock. A reptilian body stands on it’s scaly hind legs and once more its head turns, scoping the horizon.
“Mi, Mi, Mi, Mi ...” It spits and clears its throat. “Good day, humans.” He cups his delicate fingers to the side of his head. “I know my presence is a shock, especially before your liquid fuel. But I do insist on proper manners. I repeat. Good day, humans.”
He cups his ear again. “Well, if that’s the best you can do.”
A slim volume appears between his elongated fingers. The cover features a bright field of sunflowers against a vivid blue sky. The type blazes red, as hot as any poppy.
“I have watched your kind blunder through your hum-drum lives for far too long and accomplish very little, by my standards, of course. But today, I am not here to chastise you on your archaic politics, world pollution, or your INSANE obsession with nuclear arms. I wish to bring to your attention the inferior education and lack of proper schools to stretch the minds and talents of special needs children. THIS is a worthy topic.
“Sadly, it has come to my attention that one of these special kids needs your help. I was touched by the tenderness of a special dad, so special in fact, the child isn’t even his biological son. LEARN from this humans! This selfless and heartfelt act of love should exemplified.
“You humans have survived for millennia even in the gravest of situations.”
He lifts the book. The cover faces outward as he turns from side-to-side.
“This extraordinary book features 70 such stories.
"YOU WILL buy it ...
"YOU WILL tell your friends ...
"YOU WILL, help this family Overcome their Adversity ...”
He takes a deep breath.
“Naturally, you don’t have to do as I ask. However, do you really want me and my kind to slither into your house and MAKE YOU?!”
He clears his throat and grins sheepishly.
“I didn’t think so.”
The volume disappears as mysteriously as it had appeared.
“You may go. But remember ...
He sucks in a long breath and lets it out slowly.
"I will know...
"Good day, humans.”
“I’m watching... why aren’t you clinking onto those links!”
Overcoming Adversity, An Anthology for Andrew, edited by Nick Wilford
Thank goodness I already have my copy. I certainly wouldn’t want THAT crawling into my house. Would you? That’s one scary creature, but in his defense, he is right.
This anthology was created for Nick’s step son so he may be able to go to a special school outside Nick’s area. It’s for an excellent cause and the anthology is a special collection of life changing stories. You won’t be disappointed.
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