Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Cap't Monkey And Tooele Boy And The Marvelous Country...

This beach seems different 

than the one in Oregon.

I looked at these two pictures for a long time thinking of something to write. If you miss a week or two, it's harder to participate in the Weekly Writing Blog Hop. I thought I'd bring back a few familiar characters, Cap't Monkey and Tooele Boy!

If you'd like to write a story yourself, here's the rules:

1) Write a story using both photos.
2) Keep your word count to 500 words or less.
3) Submit your completed story to your blog hostess (Nicole, Carrie, Leanne, and Tena) via the inLinkz linky on their sites. (If you need a bit of help with this step, just leave a comment on their sites and they’ll get you linked up!)
4) You have the until next Tuesday to post.
5) Have fun, don’t stress, let those creative juices flow!  

Personally, I'm glad to see these two troopers return. I hope you are too!

Cap't Monkey And Tooele Boy And The Marvelous Country

"Cap't Monkey, can I ask you a question?" Tooele Boy asked as they stopped their nightly walk on the beach.

"Of course, Tooele Boy. What is on your mind?"

"I've been wondering, what's so special about America? I mean, we've lived all over the world. Each country is unique. Why is this place different?"

Cap't Monkey stopped and looked to the west as a dying sunset disappeared in the sky. "Tooele Boy, let me tell you something." The sounds of children playing at the edge of the water mixed with the sound of small waves lapped at their feet. 

"All countries have their own special qualities," Cap't Monkey said. "People from these countries should feel proud of where they live, of their own land, just as each of us can feel that our own families have advantages over other families."

"You mean like how father and son pro-wrestlers have advantages over non-father and son tag teams?" the tone in Tooele Boy's question showed the young man's enthusiasm for the sport. 

"Um...well, I actually don't know what you're talking about, son. But I suppose you may have a point." Cap't Monkey decided to walk toward the lake. Tooele Boy followed.

"Even though each country boasts their own traits and benefits, America stands alone in the world. The people who gathered and decided what kind of a country it would be changed all the rules. They risked their lives and the lives of their families for a dream. They believed that man--and by man I mean man, woman and child--that the individual represented God's greatest achievement and that, in the end, he would ultimately make the best decisions for himself, and by extension, for everyone."

Neither man spoke as Cap't Monkey's words swirled in the air before disappearing above their heads.

"So, that's what makes it different?"

"There's many things, but I believe it's the most important."

"Golly, Cap't Monkey. That's pretty neat," Tooele Boy said.

"Yes, it is, Tooele Boy. Yes it is."

Word Count: 343

1 comment:

  1. I do like these two characters of yours and this piece has a slightly more serious side to it.