Occurrences

Occurrences

I lay down on the grass. The grass said, “You’re awfully heavy.” I said, “Should I get up?” The grass said, “That would be up to you.” I said, “What if you just told me what you wanted.” The grass said, “You’re bigger than me, what can I do?”

I stood up. I looked down on the impression of my body on the blades of grass. I said, “I’m sorry I weighed you down.” The grass said, “If you want the truth, where you are standing on me doesn’t feel too good.”

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I took my rocket ship to the Moon. I got out and went for a walk. I walked hours and hours for long stretches, and then up and down up and down many craters. I got back in my rocket ship and flew back home. I went into my house. I sat on the couch. I felt sleepy. I was too tired to get up and fell asleep on the couch.

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I was driving along the cliff when I got too close and drove off into the air. For a few moments I was flying straight in my car. A bird tapped its beak on the passenger side window. I opened it. The bird said, “Where are you headed?” I said, “Down to the bottom of the cliff.” The bird said, “Can I get a ride?” I said yes. The bird came in and sat in the passenger seat. The bird said, “This is a nice ride.” I said, “It’s very comfy, isn’t it?” The bird nodded.

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