AN INVENTION TESTED
by Bekah, age 13
Ahwahnee, California, USA
“Now’s my chance,” whispered Frank the penguin. “Creeping up on the sleeping unsuspecting prey, Frank, the genius, crawls up onto the polar bear’s back,” Frank narrates quietly to himself.
The polar bear continues to sleep—snoring contentedly.
“Frank, brilliant in both appearance and mind braces himself. Spreading apart his strong flappers or fins- whatever those humans call them, he holds a cymbal in each hand.” Frank continues to narrate, beginning to raise his voice. Squeezing his beady eyes shut, he holds his breath—his cheeks bulge. Then, Whoosh! The two cymbals clang together, echoing across his frozen world. One cannot accurately say that all was silent however.
Oh, did that bear jump! I will not describe in detail what happened to Frank after his new invention was tested on the wrong kind of guinea pig, but I will say that Frank has been far more careful in his choice of test subjects ever since. He greatly prefers the animals with less fiery tempers!
Bekah was inspired to write this story using the “Make Me Laugh” writing prompt. Click here to view the prompt.