Monday, March 15, 2004

Veggie Tales

Explanation: I found this story today in my writing file. I wrote this in 1997 when I was nine or ten. So, bear in mind it might not be Shakespeare and there may be spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. I vaguely remember the assignment that I wrote this for. I was to write an allegory about an important period in history. I chose the Cold War. I also meant this to be a very meaningful and dismal story. Oh, well! Enjoy!

The coconut yelled, “Okay everyone, get into the crisper. The people are coming!”

All of the fruits and vegetables started jumping in the crisper. First, the yellow grapefruits followed by the purple grapefruits, then the green apple, then the cucumber, followed by the tomato. The coconut looked around suspiciously, then jumped in the crisper wedging in the crisper as tight as it possibly could so it could never open by force.

A little green grapefruit was stuck on the butter tray, scrambling profusely to get in the crisper. But it was to late, the refrijerator door had opened and the lady who wore red grabbed the little grapefruit. Then closed the door.

As the coconut jumped out and looked at the refrigerator door as all the other vegetables went to their places. Everyone knew where the little green grapefruit went. She went to the juicer. No one had ever seen the juicer yet everyone knew what it was and what it did. All of the fruits and vegetables were afraid they would have gotten taken to the island. The apple claimed to have seen the island with his own eyes and the coconut had a quiet talk with him, and the apple never talked of it again.


There was a scream that came from up above the refrigerator. A purple grapefruit fell from the top of the refrigerator and splattered. The purple grapefruit looked up, but it was already choked by the grizzly reaper. The coconut spied this with his eye and jumped down and yelled,

“Who did this?”

The apple pointed up to the yellow grapefruits. But they weren’t there. The purple grapefruits were banned from going up to the top because that’s where the yellow grapefruits lived. The yellow grapefruits were biased against purple grapefruits because they were purple and not yellow. If ever a purple grapefruit crossed the boundaries they get pushed off and cut up.

The newest purple leader was a grapefruit named Haworth, who was a motivational speaker who spoke from the purples to the purples. Everyone listened to him, yellows and purples alike. The yellow’s never accepted Haworth except for the few who were for him.

The entire refrigerator, though, respected the coconut. But that was soon to change, because right then the refrigerator door opened and the tomato pushed the coconut out. It split open, and then the woman in red picked him up, and closed the refrigerator door.

A few days later the tomato was being taken for jailing in the egg tray. But on the way there, the tomato got pushed down and splattered everywhere and then the cucumber jumped down to kill him further. Then by that time, the refrigerator door opened and they took the tomato and carried him away.


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