Thursday, August 09, 2007

Young Storyteller

Lucia the storyteller says,

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Hikaru and he went over to Waya’s house and they played Go. And Hikaru cooked in the kitchen and he saw a paper crane. And it flew up in the air and it say, “I’m orange and I want my mommy.”

And Hikaru say, “I’m Hikaru and I’m orange ding dong golly wally way! Golly golly golly golly golly golly zoom gally golly zoom golly golly.”

Hikaru was at the foot store paying. Hikaru sighed. And they played in the band, and they sang, “Yes I was, I’m Hikaru—oo-oooo.”

Waya said nothing at all.

Spot the literary references... if you dare. Lucia's style reminds me of Gertrude Stein's The World is Round. Here is a link to one of Lucia's earlier stories.


diana said...

She takes after her mother!

Jules said...

Now, that just made my morning!

Noodle said...

Love it! Is the "zoom golly golly" based on a song? I can't remember the name, but it's something about a caravan with camels, done in rounds?

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Noodle: Zum Gali Gali is indeed a song. Here is a link to lyrics with a MIDI file:

Jules: I'm so glad!

Diana: Hehe. It's so endearing to hear her use some of the similar inflections.

Lone Star Ma said...

How wonderful! I love the end!