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#1 Petals

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:10 PM

Lola looked over at Bob as he sat flicking with the t.v. control. There was nothing on television that he wanted to watch and she noticed a slight agitation and restlessness in his movements. This had been happening on a more regular basis over the past couple of weeks and it was beginning to worry her.

''What's wrong honey?'' she asked, placing the magazine she had been reading on the side table, 'Aint nothing wrong Darlin! Just feeling kind of restless. You know how it is!'' She got up and sat down on the sofa next to him. ''I know something has been bothering you the last few days'' she began, ''so why don't you tell me what it is ?''

Bob's big brown eyes clouded over with sadness. ''It's difficult for me to explain'' he began.. ''Come on Honey'' she coaxed, ''Big Bob has always told everyone what was on his mind in the past and that hasn't changed no matter what!'' ''Yes Darlin, you're right. I've never not told you anything. Anything at all! I've just been dreaming back to the days when we met and how you high kicked your way into my life!'' Lola smiled. ''Those were the days Big Bob. Remember all the fun we had!'' ''Yes, I sure doosey do!'' he grinned. ''Well'' he laughed, ''It's been a looooong while and I was thinking that I'd like to go to the
spooky Rain Forest. We could look for all those solid people and things that have disapppeared from our lives and I know there are lots of them hidden away back there!'' ''Is that what has been troubling you'' Lola smiled, deep down thankful that there was nothing else on his mind. ''Cos if that's what you want to do, then I'll be high kicking my way there with you honey, you can be sure of that!''

Big Bob's eyes grew larger and larger like two huge brown and white saucers. ''Oh my'' he beamed. ''Oh my!...
''I wanna hold your hand'' he began to sing.......''I wanna hold your hand'' Lola smiled. ''I wanna hold your hand'' he continued, dancing with her around the room to the Beatles tune. ''My word Big Bob'' Lola exclaimed trying to catch her breath. Deep down she was praying that Big Bob was not losing his marbles. His marbles were too precious a commodity for him to lose so the quicker they ventured out into the Big Bob Wide World to look for all their old solid friends, the better!

Here goesy! and P.S. (Losing ones marbles is an expression for losing ones mind)!! blink.gif

Edited by Jacqueline, 12 July 2009 - 02:38 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:34 AM

"If we hurry" said Lola, strapping on her PARTY SHOES "We can catch the next TRAIN out of here." Bob looked down at her tiny feet in their 4inch heals, "Sure your going to be ok in those shoes honey?" he asked her.

Lola planted a kiss on his cheek,......"Now you know honey that no SHOWGIRL will leave the house without shoes that make her legs look good"

Looking down at Lola's legs the old twinkle returned to Bob's eyes.....


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:41 AM

"Looking down at Lola's legs the old twinkle returned to Bob's eyes....."

Sheesh...let's not even go there...I'm already in trouble.. tongue.gif

Edited by zooey, 14 July 2009 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

Trying to remember...ahh...using Solid Names. Got it!

Edited by zooey, 14 July 2009 - 10:08 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 11:58 AM

Lola noticed the twinkle in Bob's eyes! ''AAh, there's still life in the old bear yet'' she sighed. ''Now don't get any ideas about these shoes' she laughed. ''You won't catch me doing any high kicks in these!'' Big Bob chuckled ''Well honey, you know how it is and how it aint, but you know one thing also, I aint no saint!''

''I bet I can guess where we're heading for now'' Lola grinned. ''Just make sure you've got everything we need plus those Dollar bills! So let's hit the road Jack and don't you.............'' ''Come back no more, no more......hit the road Jack''
Big Bob sang......''

Edited by Jacqueline, 12 July 2009 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:07 PM

As they headed on down to the Train Station, they noticed a Circus was just pulling into town.

"ROLL UP, ROLL UP !" shouted the the circus master through the speakers. "Tonight we have a special presentation under the BIG TOP!"

Although Bob and Lola were in a bit of a hurry to catch the train, they were slowed down by the weight of Lola's TRAVELLING CASE.

"Golly Gee Woman, what do you have in that case?" Bob puffed out.

"Oh Bob", Lola giggled, "A girl just has to pack a whole lot of things - you never know where we might end up ! I have my Vanity Set in there amongst my
Princess Pumps and a few other bits and pieces . . . oh!" she exclaimed as the Tiger growled as they walked past.

"Never fear, my dear!" said Bob as he put his protective paw in front of her. "That's only a prototype! Let me show you the real Lion in a Cage"

Edited by Sandra, 12 July 2009 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 06:12 AM

Suddenly a piercing whistle rang out. "Quick" said Lola "Or we will miss the train and we have'nt got our tickets yet"

They both arrived at the ticket desk out of breath. "Two tickets to the spooky rain forest please" said Bob bringing the $$$$$$$$$ out of his pocket."

Bob and Lola were so excited about their new adventure that they never noticed the man behind the desk lick his dry cracked lips at the sight of Lola's skimpy top, nor did they notice his long gnarled, tree-like fingers with the extra twig- like stump growing on each hand.

Throwing themselves into the nearest carriage Bob and Lola laughed like school children. "Spookey rain forest here we come" said Bob, "OH!!!!" cried Lola "I forgot the umbrellas."

The man in the ticket office closed his eyes and fell into a trance like state......THE TREES IN THE SPOOKY RAIN FOREST BEGAN TO STIR AND WHISPER TO ONE ANOTHER....... ohmy.gif AND THE LITTLE MOUSE THAT HAD ESCAPED FROM THE CIRCUS WAS FAST ASLEEP IN LOLA'S BAG/....... ohmy.gif


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:37 PM

Too bad the mouse didn't know of the Sleeping Cat that had taken up residence in the train.
But for now the animals were sleeping and dreaming of Tropical Fish easily caught.

Lola and Bob stared out the window, they were both so excited and filled with anticipation for their adventure. "I remembered to bring my camera," Bob said. "Oh, wonderful, maybe we'll get lucky and capture pictures of the Fairies in the Forest." Lola replied.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:24 AM

''I was thinking about something you told me earlier'' Lola said nuzzling her head against Big Bob's shoulder. ''What's that Darlin'' Bob replied taking her hand in his. ''Well you remember when you told me not to be scared of the Tiger..'' ''Yeh Honey, I remember!'' ''Well'' Lola continued, ''what did you mean when you said it was only a Prototype?'' Big Bob grinned. ''Well, it's like this Lola. Some things you see are real and others aint! No big deal but if something aint real then it's not as good as the real thing!'' ''Understand me honey?'' ''Not really'' Lola murmured, trying to keep herself awake and wishing she had never asked the question. ''Well, let me try again Honey! Some of these people who have driven our solids into the ground (so to speak) have made these copies . Some prototypes are real some aint, just copies of the original. What I THINK is these unscrupulous people get the original mould and make CHEAP copies of the original. So now do you understand what I'm tryin to tell ya? There are people out there who just want to copy the real thing, over and over and over again.....'' ''And then what happens?'' Lola interrupted. ''Well, it's difficult to explain'' Big Bob continued, ''but when you get too many of these imposters, cos that's what they are, then the real ones disappear and no-one wants to buy them anymore! Instead of smelling like a Tiger, they aint got no smell! Instead of roaring like a tiger, they got no roar, and then they become worthless! No-one wants the real ones anymore cos they think the others are real and that's when they become sort of worthless. Aint fair! Aint fair at all and that's why we gotta dig up these oldies and find everyone again before it's too late!''

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''You sleeping Honey?''' zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Edited by Jacqueline, 14 July 2009 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:07 PM

This is going along beautifully...without my input.

Katita - beautiful "paragraph!"

Jacky & Margaret - Super story!

Sandra - You finally caught on! Great input. Which one of your other little friends thought of it?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:20 AM

Ay!! smile.gif I did that in the spirit of Don (who reminds me of Big Bob the Bear) . . . in the nicest way ! rolleyes.gif

Don, where are you?

Jacky - what you wrote is so good, it's hard to come up with the next installment ! I'll have to leave it to someone else for the moment. Glad you took to the 'prototype' message. wink.gif

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:47 AM

Lulled by the rhythem of the train Lola slept on only to be disturbed by dreams of prototype solids. Weird dragonfies with legs that did not quite fit came into her mind and she was just about to cry out when Bob shook her awake.

"Wake up honey were here" he told her.

"Oh Bob I had the most awful dream about those funny prototype things you told me about"

"Never mind about that now, it was only a silly dream" said Bob patting her on the head. "Come on now its time to get our things together the train is just coming into the station the spooky rainforest awaits us"

Darkness was falling as Bob helped Lola off the train and rubbing her eyes she noticed the sign..... this way to the Spooky Rainforest was hanging by one nail and swinging backward and forward even though it was a still evening.

Safe in Lola's bag the little mouse opened his eyes wide...... ph34r.gif


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(VEGAS LADY @ Jul 15 2009, 10:47 AM)
Lulled by the rhythem of the train Lola slept on only to be disturbed by dreams of prototype solids. Weird dragonfies with legs that did not quite fit came into her mind and she was just about to cry out when Bob shook her awake.

"Wake up honey were here" he told her.

"Oh Bob I had the most awful dream about those funny prototype things you told me about"

"Never mind about that now, it was only a silly dream" said Bob patting her on the head. "Come on now its time to get our things together the train is just coming into the station the spooky rainforest awaits us"

Darkness was falling as Bob helped Lola off the train and rubbing her eyes she noticed the sign..... this way to the Spooky Rainforest was hanging by one nail and swinging backward and forward even though it was a still evening.

Safe in Lola's bag the little mouse opened his eyes wide...... ph34r.gif
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This story is getting better every second...depending on the outcome, it should be made into a Real Book!

Michele & all her little friends...


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE(VEGAS LADY @ Jul 15 2009, 10:47 AM)

Darkness was falling as Bob helped Lola off the train and rubbing her eyes she noticed the sign..... this way to the Spooky Rainforest was hanging by one nail and swinging backward and forward even though it was a still evening.

Safe in Lola's bag the little mouse opened his eyes wide...... ph34r.gif
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This is darn good writing! Am SO impressed...and more than a little scared...very, very spooky. ohmy.gif Way to go, Margaret!

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:44 AM

''This place is giving me the creeps'' Lola shuddered, grabbing hold of Big Bob's arm. ''Awe come on Lola. Don't be talkin like that! Just cos the sign says Spooky Rain Forest don't mean that everythins gonna go bump in the nite!'' ''Where's the Red Bus or Taxi?'' Lola asked, still clinging on to Big Bob's arm. ''I thought you said there would be one waiting for us to take us up to the Nature Reserve?'' Big Bob opened his big brown eyes staring into the ever growing darkness. ''Can't see anythin here'' he mumbled and looks like the Train Station has closed for the night. Well, we'll just have to wait around and see!'' ''No point frettin yerself Lola. Everythins gonna be just fine!''

''What on earth is that?'' Big Bobs brown and white saucers looked down in amazement. ''What?'' Lola squealed...............
''Yer bag woman. Yer handbag!!!!!!'' ''My handbag? What about my handbag?'' ''Look at it Lola! It's got some long pointed thing sticking out! What would you be carrying somethin like that for? It's whirring around and around. What in heavan's name is that!'' Lola glared back at Big Bob. He sure was gonna lose his marbles if he kept on talking like this!

Lola looked down at her handbag! ''Oh my God'' she yelled. ''What......
A small pointed face with big ears a pointed nose and bristling whiskers peered out through the now unclasped clasp! ''It's a Rat!'' she yelled. ''There's a Rat in my handbag!'' she screamed again, ''and it won't move!'' Big Bob grabbed hold of her bag. ''That aint no Rat'' Big Bob exclaimed, peering close into it's tiny face. 'It's a Mouse Lola. An from what I'm seeing here, it's one of those from the Ivory Series!'' Big Bob doubled up in laughter! ''An here I was wonderin what that long thing was sticking outta your bag and it's the tail!'' By this time Big Bob was laughing so much he was bent over double on the ground! ''Awe Lola'' he gasped, trying to catch his breath, 'I aint laughed like this in a LOOOOOOOOOng while! Shucks, this is gonna do me the world of good! I need a good laugh and this has made my night!'' Lola watched him as he rolled around and started to laugh with him!
Also watching were two green luminous eyes of the not now Sleeping Cat which lit up the darkness around. It's tail thumped the hard ground as Bob and Lola continued to laugh . Thump, thump, thump......Sleeping Cat was restless now as he watched the whirring tail of the mouse.. Thump, thump, thump.........

Edited by Jacqueline, 16 July 2009 - 02:54 AM.





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