Mean Priest Dessert
by J.P.M., age 8-- The assignment started with JPM getting the word "priest" which she was required to use in a story. Here is the resulting story. --
Once there was a priest who got lost in a dessert.
The priest was not a priest, he was just a vegetarian.
Once a dessert elephant gave him a kiss. The priest
stuck a brussel sprout up his trunk and walked away.
Then an armadillo gave him a hug. The priest put
carrots in the armadillo's ears and walked away.
He thought the animals were plotting something now.
Suddenly, a cougar was walking toward him! Cougars
usually bite, but this one licked him! He pushed it
away and stuck peas between its toes.
Before long, the priest was out of food. He wished he
had been nicer (or at least not used food to bully
them.) The poor cougar was still visible.
I should have told you this, but the priest's name is
Bob. Bob quickly started after the animals. Once he
cought up to them he said sorry (and took the carrots
out of the armadillo's ears so he could hear him.)
He shook pepper so the elephant sneezed and sent the
brussel sprout flying! He picked the peas from the
The four became friends. The elephant knew of an
oasis where plants grew and animals live. He led them
to it. From then on, Bob, Elephant, Cougar and
Armadillo lived on, a happy and healthy life. Bob was
never mean again.