This is a short story that I wrote as a Christmas present for one of my friends. I recently discovered the manuscript, and thought that I would share it with you, my dear readers!
It was a typical day at
“Wasn’t that a great concert last night?” said
“Oh, yeah,” replied
“I know,” said
A hush fell over the
The thumping got louder and louder, and with a crash, the cafeteria doors burst open.
“Aaaah!” someone screamed.
It was a manatee. But not just any manatee. Normally, manatees are docile sea cows that live off the coast of
Panic broke out in the school.
“What do we do?” yelled
“What do we do,
And coming closer it was. Drawn by the scent of
The manatee turned and spotted
“Hey!” she yelled at the manatee. “Come get me, you tub of anchovy paste!”
The manatee turned to look at her.
“That’s right,” she yelled, “Come eat me, you big dumb tuna fish!”
With her last proclamation, she hurled her Nalgene bottle at the behemoth. The bottle flew through the air as if in slow motion. As
As we all know, Nalgene bottles are practically indestructible, except for one part: the cap. The bottle hit the ceiling in just the right way as to shatter the cap.
Water poured down on the manatee. It looked up in confusion, but a split second later, the manatee was obscured by a cloud of steam. A few seconds later, the manatee, with one last moan, toppled to the ground.
And that is how
Okay, just a few clarifications. Marilee and Lisa were my official French Horn groupies that year. And I thought the concept of a rampaging manatee was hilarious. For those of you who don't know, a manatee is the least aggressive animal on the face of the planet. They are endangered mostly because they are too docile to move out of the way of boats!
Thanks for reading!