Friday, December 02, 2011

A Bonza Jest: Several Kicks.

For weeks Gerard Grey who's eight years old and attends the Contention Primary School has been bragging to his classmates and his teacher Teresa Turquoise about a new baby brother or sister that is expected to be born anyday now.

One evening while sitting on the couch watching tv Gerards mum allows him to rest his hand on her big tummy and feel the unborn childs movements. Gerard is shocked because the unborn child gives Several Kicks but he makes no comment and stops telling his classmates and teacher.

During lunchtime in the crowded school canteen his teacher Teresa pulls Gerard to one side and asks, what has become of your new baby brother or sister you were always telling us about.
My mummy ate it, replies Gerard bursting into tears.
How do ya know that?.
Because i rested my hand on my mummy's big tummy and the baby was trying to kick its way out!.

(c) 2011 Windsmoke.


Elisabeth said...

A child's view. Poignant and hilarious at the same time.

Pearl said...

That's cute. :-)


Andrew said...

I didn't see that one coming.

Cloudia said...

tough baby!

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Windsmoke. said...

G' Day ELISABETH: That was my first attempt at writing a jest from a child's view :-).

G' Day PEARL: Absolutely :-).

G' Day ANDREW: Tricked ya! :-).

G' Day CLOUDIA: We breed 'em tough down here in OZ :-).

Bananazஇ said...

Oops hungry mummy! haha

The Elephant's Child said...

What else was he to think? Poor boy.

FruitCake said...

If that was your first attempt to write from a child's point of view, then your imagination is going to provide us with some great yarns in the future!
Looking forward to more.

Dave King said...

Probably your best yet. I wonder, though, if it would not have had even greater impact without the last three lines? Whatever, it's a beaut!

Beach Bum said...


Was this a true story? It feel like one, that is how good it is, well done!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day BANANAZ: Absolutely :-).

G' Day THE ELEPHANTS CHILD: He was waiting for his new baby brother or sister to arrive by stork :-).

G' Day FRUIT: Hopefully i can write more like this for you to enjoy :-).

G' Day DAVE: Without the last three lines you wouldn't know what Gerard was thinking when he rested his hand on his mummy's big tummy when the unborn child gave several kicks :-).

G' Day BEACH BUM: Its only a true story in my Bizarre mind :-).

LifeRamblings said...

A child's imagination can lead him anywhere he chooses to go.

River said...

Oh dear! I guess it's time for Gerard's birds and bees talk.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day LIFE RAMBLINGS: A healthy imagination helps children grow and develop :-).

G' Day RIVER: Could be :-).

malcfifty said...

True to life, Windsmoke. The world is all new and exciting to a young child, who is trying to make sense of it all.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day MAL: Confusing as well as trying to make sense of it all :-).