The Boy Who Skipped Up The Escalator

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: Booksie Classic

Safety first. Fun second.

This was a random impromptu thing that my sister and I suddenly thought up when we literally saw this little boy walking with a spring in his step and skipping up the escalator. We might have imagined too much.

The Boy Who Skipped Up The Escalator
écrits par LeafySnails et ???

This boy we shall call him John.

Finally, it was the day. The day that John was released. He walked everywhere with a joy, happiness and freedom. At one glance it was be obvious he was really enjoying himself, enjoying the life around him and enjoying his freedom. He skipped up the Spanish steps, nah they were just escalator steps (just making it grand).

Anyway, John skipped up the escalator, hoping to reach home as quickly and as happily as possible. It was rather quiet, with no one around, just him skipping up the moving steps. He seemed to be humming a joyful tune to himself. "Time flies when you are having fun", maybe he was trying to test this logic and speed up time. It works really.

However, this dear boy's happiness was short-lived. Up the steps he suddenly missed his footing and tripped over the next one, causing him to tumble downwards. He could've stopped himself but he was rather small and just rolled down. You must admit, he must've had a torturous time from wherever he had come from. He just picked himself up, and continued what he had been doing, skipping yet again up the stairs.

An old lady was somewhere in the middle. She appeared to have just come back from grocery shopping, holding onto a few plastic bags of fruit and veg. Dear John was skipping up the steps while dear old lady leaned against the side and just let the machine bring her up.

At this moment, John skipped and bumped into this old lady's right hand which happened to be out since it was holding on to 2 bags. The oranges and apples tumbled out and rolled down the escalator. The old lady was shocked and tried to run after the fruit. John also turned back and skipped down the escalator after the 'rolling stones'. While playing a nice game of catch, John bumped into the old lady, sent her tumbling down and he lost his balance following suit behind the old lady.

At the bottom, John helped pack the lost fruit and compensated the crushed ones. And he was back to his original self, but this time, since "Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is an enemy action." John thought it'd be safer and much quicker if he just allowed the machine to bring him upwards.

Moral of the Story: What appears to be the fastest way might not always be the fastest. Instead go for the safer way as it may just prove to be the quickest.

THE END


Submitted: November 03, 2014

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Ben A Vanguarde

Not bad. Nice descriptions.

Fri, November 7th, 2014 4:49pm

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FANTASTIC! THANKS!!!

Thu, November 13th, 2014 6:46am

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