he gently caressed the rough marble surface, his left hand holding tightly the chisel he had purchased in Bergen.
there was once a little Robert
who cracked his thin black pen
and all the ink poured on the ruled pages
and stank the notepad up
and the inkstink travelled
and stank the whole class up
and invaded the whole school
until the whole world was stinking of inkstink
til little Robert ripped the page
that stank of inkstink
to make a paperboat
when nobody was looking, the tun-ga-dooh stole the spicy slice of pie and rolled away, whirly as a sirocco.
Maccus, Buccus and Pappus were once practicing open outcry on the trading floor, when the stock market suddenly fell down, and instead of crashing, it bounced off and up to reach the ceiling, then the sky, then the atmosphere, until it disappeared from sight.
the Prince of Alubani had thought it would be good publicity to decorate the Hollywood actor impatiently tapping his foot with the country’s Medal of Righteousness for efforts that he maybe would be prepared to make to save humanity – or at least part of it.
after coming back to work from an extended invasion trip to the Americas, mr Thorgersen found out that somebody had replaced his special chair for tall people with an ordinary office chair.
Antoine had one dream in life: he wanted to be a rooster. Everybody told him ‘But Antoine, you are a rooster’, which of course he didn’t believe, as it takes time and sacrifices to be a rooster.
he always panicked
when people started pontificating in public
about the advantages of punctuality.
but this time he had a pineapple
to throw at pensive joykillers.
one day mr Someday met miss There-And-Then, and he liked her so much that he told her ‘we should get a coffee together some day’, to which she replied ‘how about getting married today instead’, so to reach a compromise they went to get a coffee on that day in an old church converted into a vintage cafe’.
a little hacksaw with a strong handle and an independent spirit decided, against the advice of her fortuneteller, to take the last train to Saskatchewan.
un piccolo seghetto dall’acciaio forte e lo spirito indipendente decise, nonostante il parere contrario della sua cartomante, di prendere l’ultimo treno per Saskatchewan.