Saturday, September 08, 2007

A story in exclamations!

So Hanzer decided to head West! The BEST direction! Toward the land of exclamations! As he walked, he suddenly fund himself feeling free to express his excitement in definite, non-questioning ways!
"This is awesome!" he exclaimed! And it was awesome! Every where he went, creatures were exclaiming! Birds! Squirrels! Even the trees managed to be excited! No one asked any questions at all!
"I can't wait until I get to the village!" Hanzer thought! "They'll ask me who I am, and I'm so excited to be able to tell my story!"
Finally, after a long (but exciting!) walk, Hanzer reached the village! It was a beautiful, picturesque village like nothing he'd ever seen before! All the colors were bright! All the buildings were tall! Everything was in superlatives!
"Hi!" said a tiny man in a hat! "Welcome to Exclamia! The BEST POSSIBLE VILLAGE!"
"Thanks!" replied Hanzer, "I'm glad to be here!"
"Wonderful!" said the man, and walked off!
Hazer had this same experience more times! Everyone greeted him enthusiastically, but no one wanted to know anything about him! Finally, he said to one villager, a small boy, "Aren't you going to ask who I am?"!
The boy was shocked! He began crying and ran to his mother!
"That boy! That boy! He used a funny kind of sentence! It wasn't exciting at all! And something at the end was missing! Like it had to be responded to! It made me feel icky!"
Suddenly, Hanzer realized something! Exclamia was just as bad as the land of questions! He would have to move on, South, to the land of answers! It was just as well! Hanzer wasn't sure he had the energy to be this excited ALL THE TIME!

Sunday, September 02, 2007


Hey, sorry for the long silence. I needed the month to get back into the school year swing of things. I'm also a bit writer's blocked at present. I haven't forgotten about Lucky Number Seven, or any of the others. I'm just trying to sort them out, and resisting the urge to start anything new.