A Happy New Year tale

31 12 2014

greenboxOnce upon a time between the Winter Solstice and the New Year there was an unfortunate fire in the kitchen where Pete, Rebekah, and Pua lived.

Many good people in the neighborhood came to help put out the fire. The next day the State of Farm sent more help.

First one then two apple green trucks arrived. Out popped eight elves with gloves on, carrying ladders and buckets filled with cloth and bottles of colorful potions.

The elves spoke a different language and worked very hard for several days. They kept themselves busy collecting black pepper and popcorn. At night they went home. In the morning they reappeared.

With the elves came four big apple green box creatures that blew air from their sides and sucked more black popcorn into their round mouths at the tops of their bodies. They hummed loudly all day and all night. How surreal!

Pete, Rebekah, and Pua came to realize that the fire which made stinky smoke that filled not only the kitchen but the whole house—sending billows of stinky smoke into every nook and cranny and out through the windows—was actually a blessing from the Universe.

For the elves turned into angels. They brightened and sweetened every inch of the house and everything in it. They took away the black pepper and black popcorn.

The box creatures scrubbed the air within. The darkness turned to light. Never before had the house sparkled so.

Peter, Rebekah, and Pua smiled and gave thanks for the cleansing.

On the last night of the year, amidst gusty wind and rain from the West, the moon and the stars joined them, laughing and singing “Happy New Year and to all a good night!”

The End

(is a new beginning)

Copyright 2014 Rebekah Luke



4 responses

31 12 2014
Rebekah's Studio

Happy New Year to you, Ruth, and your pack!

31 12 2014
Rebekah's Studio

Thank you, Jan.

31 12 2014
Janice Yap

Rebekah: So sorry about your fire. Love your positive attitude. This gave you material to write about. Is there anything you might need like utensils, etc. Perhaps I might be able to help in someway.

Blessings and Happy New Year, Jan Yap

31 12 2014
Ruth Sinclair

Happy New Year!!!!


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