The Lonley Little Monkapottomis
by Andrew Stovern, age 12, from US
Once upon a time, there was a land of Half
and Half. It was a tiny island in the middle of the ocean,
where everyone is an animal, but they are half one animal
and half another animal. There are Libras (lizard/zebras),
Fitles (fish/turtles), Coats (cow/goats), Dats (dog/cats).
Snonkeys (snake/donkeys), Geeks (geese/ducks), etc.
But there was one lonely little animal, Mark
the Monkapotomis. He was so lonely because there were no
other animals like him on the island. He had tried to be
cool his entire life but never was. One day, trying to become
cool, he went to Bob's Club (Bob's Buy in Bulk store). While
he was there, he bought a bunch of masks that looked like
other animals and put them on. He changed from a Monkapotomis
to a Chikorse.
He decided to go see everyone to see if they
recognized him. They were not sure who he was, but they
liked him. He was cool. He was friends with everyone, especially
Lola the Limeroo, his one true love.
He decided to ask out Lola and she said yes.
He was sick of everyone liking Charley the Chikorse. He
took the masks off and showed everyone who he really was,
Mark. They called him stupid, smelly, and more smelly, and
he ran home crying.
Mark wasn't the brightest person, so when
he was running home he fell into a deep puddle and ended
up in the Fantasyland, where all of the fantasies of the
world become real. He was walking and trying to find a town
or something when he saw Dorothy and Toto skipping by while
singing. Mark then found this magic lamp, rubbed it, and
a genie popped out with big eyes, a big butt and a little
itty-bitty body. Mark asked where a town of some sort was.
He followed the directions and, when he got to the town,
he saw Humpty-Dumpty on the wall guarding the town. He then
fell down and all the King's horses and all the king's men
tried to put Humpty together again.
He went in the town and everyone was looking
at him strangely, and Mark was thinking, "Oh great,
I'm even a freak in freak land!"