Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Last Tale to Tell: Chapter 1: Calicotail

Calicotail is a monkey. She is the youngest of 8 children, all of whom love to play sports. She has one problem, though. She is very clumsy, and has a tendency to forget things. She wishes she could nimbly swing and climb like the other monkeys, but the fact remains that she can hardly do a single tail-swing without falling to the ground. The first (and last) time she tried a gymnastics course, she flunked the cartwheels, bumped halfway across the room on the forward roll, and, the worst offense of all, fell off the monkey bars. She is, however, very skilled at making things. When anyone in the neighborhood needs a gift for their younger sister’s birthday, or a new pair of gym shoes, Calicotail is the monkey for them. She spends her days in her little treehouse, fixing and creating things. She wonders what life would be like if she could leap and tumble and swing like the other monkeys. Still, life is bearable until…

1 comment:

  1. Aaaaah!!! You left us hanging! Hanging like a monkey! ;)