So, when you guys were kids, did you ever have story-writing assignments for school? They usually started around 3rd grade, after you've safely mastered the letter "R" and perhaps have ventured into cursive. You opened up your Big Chief writing tablet, positioned your pencil between the pink and blue lines, and the teacher announced a topic to write about?
Well, I used to LOVE those. Only my stories could be a little morbid sometimes. One time, my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Canipe told us the topic was "bugs," so I wrote a story about a boy lizard and a girl lizard who go on a date. The boy lizard, Olly (wow, I was pretty creative with character names), is so excited about his date that he hires a mosquito, a big, lizard-supporting one, for he and his lady to ride on. Like a taxi! Everything is going great, Olly and his girlfriend lizard are buzzing around on the mosquito, exchanging witty lizard banter....when, SPLAT, the whole operation flies into a windshield. And dies. End of date and end of story.
What 8-year-old comes up with that??
Anyway, I will be telling stories again tonight at ColdTowne Theater for their weekly "Stool Pigeon." It probably won't be about Olly. Thank God. Or swingers, as we dished about at the last Stool Pigeon. No, I think I'm going to tell you about the time I stole badges from my fellow Girl Scout. (Brownie, to be perfectly accurate). Yes, I was a horrifying child.
STOOL PIGEON at ColdTowne Theater
Starring "That Austin Girl" (me)
Show starts 7:00pm
Get there 6:45 for seating
1 hour long
Now the only question is, what kind of a child were you?
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Posted by Austin Eavesdropper at 3:20 PM