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Trouble with Tornados, The Ogress Chronicles, Chapter IX
by Cryssa C
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Trouble with Tornados, The Ogress Chronicles, Chapter IX

The Ogress was still fuming
w
hen her father’s thunderous voice
awoke her from her sleeping
the morning after she went bathing… 

He wanted her to drive the truck
to the field 5 leagues away
(She knew he had forgotten
how utterly she detested
those fields of cotton hay!) 

He knew she wasn’t happy,
but knowing that deep trouble
always seemed to swell around her,
he couldn’t resist one small request
as he walked out the door,

“Please, just make sure
you don’t park
in any tornado holes!”

 The Ogress ate her breakfast
and then got in the truck.
She drove it out past 7 clouds
(The drive took 2008 seconds)
and stopped it by the field. 

As she got out
she slammed the door,
(to show she was still angry)
but just as she was turning ‘round…
her heart did a double take! 

She was hearing a strange whirring sound
that could only mean one thing,
and sure enough…
when she glanced down
she realized her mistake…

The anger drained out of her soul...
(It was replaced with panic!)

Her eyes had caught
the nasty sight

of a wheel in a hole!

(Tornado hole, that is…) 

She thought that she could fix it
without Dad even knowing,
but as she walked around the truck….
she realized she was sunk!
(Literally, that is…) 

Dad called to her,
“What’s taking so long?
Come on, get out her, dear!”
But the Ogress just looked out at him
as her eyes fill
ed with tears.

Knowing his daughter as he did,
he knew there was a problem.
He hopped down from the tractor
and strode to where she stood.
Glancing where her eyes traveled,
and listening while he did,
he could only shake his head… 

He had asked her to be “Steward”
over one little simple task,
and THIS is what he found??? 

He turned to her
and shook his head
with hardly any sympathy.

With laughter, and some anger,
in his gusty voice he muttered,

Uz-um-cuo-glu
(He was trying not to swear…)
“Daughter,  How did you
do THIS?
-Four tires perfectly parked
in four tornado holes….
and to their ax-ile(a)’s too???

Now ‘It is hard, I agree, [but]
I [would] like
the simple and truthful explanation!’

 

to be continued....

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 6/6/2008
What are youguys waiting to put these in print???It is sooooooooooo adorable I can so see it being the next Shrek, for some reason that comes to mind everytime...great job Cryssa as usual!
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/5/2008
What an incredible story! I love the rhythm in this one, and the imagination!
I really like what you did with the prompt: so original!

AXILEA
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/5/2008
It's amazing how children learn what they are told "what NOT to do". An interesting point made in your poem. Blessings.
Reviewed by Ahna C 6/5/2008
What a hilarious tale of the poor ogress! A wonderful use of Auxileas name in it as well. I could visualize the whole miserable scene. All four axils in the tornado holes, just how did she do that??? thats sounds pretty impossible to me. heeheehee!
Luv,
Ahna
Reviewed by John Leko 6/5/2008
...in admiration of this wonderful poetic story...something seemingly real in the heart...finds a place in the sky...so that everyone can see it.
great work Cryssa...
John
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/5/2008
Well, I am still waiting for that explanation of yours, and don't even me hear you saying that my tender and softly voice is a thunderous one, what the folks will think of that! ! ! and get that truck off the holes PRONTO! ! ! ! !

Ogre (?)
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/4/2008
Wonderful tale!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/4/2008
Such fun to read this whimsical poetic tale, Cryssa!;-)
Looking forward to the next segment!...ET
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/4/2008
What a splendid story, amusing to the core.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/4/2008
Another fantastic piece! I hope one day to see all the chapters in a book to be savored through time. Oh and please watch out for those tornado holes, they sure are a doozy.....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/4/2008
A most excellent piece, Cryssa; very well written! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Keeping this gem!
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/4/2008
Loved every word, a very clever write my friend...you've penned an exceptional write with so much within, I had to go back and read it more than once and each time I loved it even more, I came away with more little insights, clues, and tidbits of hidden treasures....to cute, too clever...down right great! Anxious to see what Charlie comes up with!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/4/2008
Isn't 'tornados' spelled 'tornadoes'? Still, there have been more than usual - and the trend, continues - where's a basement when you need one? (Or four. LOL) Still, an engaging write - a StormSpinner kind of tale - I love this series - very well penned.

And since you left a comment on your very own poem, that make me third, RIGHT? Well?? LOL

(((HUGS))) and much love, Karla.

And congratulations on winning!!!! You've penned a knockout!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 6/4/2008
This is so cute and totally enjoyed. LOL It brought so many memories of me trying to please my father with chores he gave me to do and how I screwed them up every time. Thank you so much for this. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Cryssa C 6/4/2008
YEAH!!! I WIN! I WIN!! I WIN!!! YIPPEE!! Now... because you inflicted a new rule upon me, and I won, I think you should have to write your next poem as an acrostics poem!

hee, hee, hee...
Crys...
Reviewed by Charlie 6/4/2008
I am laughing so hard, I can't think-- you win! True stories are always funnier than fiction, aren't they? --Charlie-chuckles



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