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Tales of Treachery and Tunes

A Collaborative Creative Story written from words submitted by our online community, and by Angie Carel

Long Haired Bunny on Enchanted Island

On a remote farm near Constantinople, young Bunny, with her flowing cornsilk-like hair, was renowned not only for her charm but also her musical prowess with a rare instrument: the hydrocrystalophone.

This intriguing device, meticulously crafted from the branches of the mystical birch tree, emitted ethereal sounds. The melodies, as delicate as gossamer yet as strong steel, held such power that, when played, could conjure up a gentle rain shower or even an explosive whirlwind.

One day, an ostentatious traveler named Anansi entered the farm's gates. His attire was spangled with mysterious symbols. A sly grin was covered by his curly mustache, lurking behind his face, hiding his intentions.

He boasted of his exquisite travels and tales of tomfoolery from lands beyond. Most intriguingly, he claimed to possess a medallion that held the algorithm to unlock the world's most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious song, a tune said to bring untold happiness to anyone who plays it.

Seeing a chance for an unforgettable escapade, and naive to Anansi's less-than-honest intentions, Bunny agreed to accompany him to a secret beach to learn how to unlock this enigmatic tune.

Their journey started with sailing on a ship where huge red sails seemed to shimmer like ketchup under the hot sun.

On their voyage, they encountered the eruption of a sudden unknown volcano in the middle of the ocean by Alaska, instantly forming a new island with a river of lava! The molten lava meeting the cool ocean waves was a spectacular sight, something neither had ever imagined they would see!

While on the island, they discovered a mystifying conglomerate of creatures, each more bizarre than the next. From whirlybird-riding furbabies with their playful yips to tennis-playing doggies who bathed in chocolate fountains. Every corner of this island was a fantabulous combobulation of fun and bewilderment.

In the ubiquitous gardens of the island, a wimpy squirrel - often used as the island’s scapegoat - tried to gather biodegradable trinkets, while the town's flibbertigibbet danced around, spreading cheerful gossip.


Meanwhile, Anansi was desperate to bamboozle Bunny and steal the hydrocrystalophone for himself.

Using his culinary prowess as his weapon, he devised an egregious plan to incapacitate her.


He prepared a spaghetti dish laced with an apricot sauce known to make anyone who eats it delusional. His plan? To put Bunny into a deep, befuddled sleep.


But right as Bunny began to take her first bite, a keen-eyed bird, having the prescience of Anansi's capriciousness, began to scream a loud, quirky chirp! Bunny recognized this as a warning sign! Yikes!


Panicked but unflappable, Bunny concocted a plan.

She stopped mid-bite and said “Anansi, what a shame I should eat alone!” and, albeit hesitant, Anansi agreed to join her later, in a grand feast lit by the orange hues of dusk. This would be a proper way to celebrate before unlocking the world's most supercalifragilisticexpialidocious song!

At dinner Bunny served ravenous portions of quenelle topped with creamy, chewy, brie cheese, a plethora of watermelon, and bottomless strawberry-banana yogurt. She also poured Anansi copious amounts of coffee from a rare, ornate pot that was known to intensify the effects of anything served from it. The pot, with its intricate design, looked like a piece one might find at the Guggenheimer Art Museum.


Bunny's true triumph, though, was reserved for the final course: a scrumptious cake infused with catnip. Once ingested and combined with the coffee, it made Anansi frolic and talk uncontrollably, so much so that he spilled the beans about his hellacious plot! That he was hyper-fixated on stealing Bunny’s instrument!


As the island's creatures heard the fracas, they gathered to witnessed Anansi, the stooge of his own tale, in a self-inflicted predicament. The island's mystical spirits began to encircle him. Feeling the excruciating weight of his greed and deception, Anansi began to morph, compressing and transforming until all that was left was a stone.


The island had decided his fate: he was to remain there, forever encrusted into the landscape, as a reminder of the perils of deceit.

Bunny, who's ingenuity was recognized, was gifted with tangible coinage, and was crowned the 'Guardian of the Island" by Toodles, the genie of grace.


She was astonished to discover that the legendary supercalifragilisticexpialidocious melody did, indeed, exist! But no deciphered algorithm on a medallion was required to unlock it. Instead, every brave deed on the island resonated with its notes, and now, in this moment, its ebullient tune danced loudly in the breeze, showering the island with pure happiness.


Bunny, drawn to both her farm roots and the magic of the island, spent the rest of her days traveling between the two realms.


With her faithful dog (and best friend), she journeyed back and forth, weaving together the solitude and simplicity of the farm with the enchanted island, cherishing the memories of an adventure that had forever transformed her.


 

This was a fun collaboration! For daily drawing prompts and more creative activities join our online community!

 

Thank you for reading!

Here's a list of the words submitted:

Farm

Constantinople

Bunny

Cornsilk

Musical

Hydrocrystalophone

Gossamer

Birch tree

Ethereal

Stupendous

Rain

Shower

Explosive

Whirlwind

Ostentatious

Anansi

Spangled

Curly

Lurking

Exquisite

Tomfoolery

Medallion

Algorithm

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (x3)

Enchanted

Escapade

Honest

Bunny

Sailing

Ketchup

Hot

Encountered

Eruption of a sudden unknown volcano in the middle of the ocean by Alaska (yes, someone submitted this entire sentence!)

Island

River

Spectacular

See

Island

Mystifying

Conglomerate

Whirlybird

Fur babies

Playful

Tennis

Doggies

Chocolate

Fantabulous

Combobulation

Fun

Ubiquitous

Wimpy

Scapegoat

Biodegradable

Flibbertigibbet

Bamboozle

Egregious

Incapacitate

Spaghetti

Apricot

Delusional

Befuddled

Prescience

Capriciousness

Quirky

Yikes!

Unflappable

Orange

Ravenous

Chewy

Quenelle

Brie

Watermelon

Plethora

Strawberry

Banana

Yogurt

Copious

Coffee

One

Guggenheimer

Triumph

Scrumptious

Catnip

Frolic

Hellacious

Beach

Hyperfixated

Stooge

Predicament

Fracas

Excruciating

Stone

Encrusted

Tangible

Coinage

Toodles

Genie

Grace

Ebullient

Happiness

Dog

Friend

Solitude

Simplicity

Memories

Adventure

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