A worm encountered an apple.
|Which came first the Apple or the Worm
(A story of an unlikely friendship)
by: S.D. Teller
One day while squirming about I found something extraordinary! It was a thousand times my size, and red, so red. And shiny too! I thought I could climb to the top and be able to claim it in my name. Nope! I tried once and slid down and bumped my head. Then I tried a second time this time I climbed higher than the time before but still ending with the same result sliding down and bumping some part of me. I thought I might go around to see the other side. So I did. When I reached the other side I found that nothing was different. Still big. Still shiny. Still bright red. So I felt defeated. I thought I had found something marvelous. To my dismay it wasn't that interesting at all. So I thought, “I better get back to my unexciting life.” I let out a sigh. I started squirming along again towards home. Then all of a sudden, a voice. It startled me so much that a jumped so high that I could see the top of that 'uninteresting thing' I had discovered. Only this time I found that it was different. I found two eyes and a nose and a mouth. A face. The wonderful thing I found has a face! I settled down and looked up at the face. “Hello.” I offered. “Oh, it talks!” said an unfamiliar voice. I spoke again. “Can I ask you a question?” the voice responded. “Well it seems to me that is a question isn't it?” I thought for a second. “Your right.” I paused. “Can you tell me WHAT you are?” I was nervous. This creature did not seem friendly. Then it spoke. “Why, haven't you ever seen an apple before?” I thought for a moment. Ah-pull? What's an Ah-pull? Nope. I had no idea. “No I'm sorry I haven't encountered any ah-pulls before.” I paused on apple trying my best to pronounce it. “Well no matter, what may I ask are you?” I giggled, using the same questioning tone. “Why, haven't you ever seen a Worm before?”
to be continued...