The Golden Arrow

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Little Caleb was hard at work. He was drawing his boat that was out on the sea. He wanted to make sure to get every detail just right. Caleb always liked Thursdays when he could stay after school, drawing  on the chalkboard, letting his imagination flow.

The Golden Arrow was making its very first voyage. Caleb had made sure to have all the provisions that he would need for the journey. He had 5 bananas and 5 Golden Delicious  apples, for Mommy always said that fruit was good for him. A box of chocolate chip cookies, because they were his favorite and 2 boxes of Teddy Grahams. He couldn’t forget his gummy worms either. He had 3 boxes of them. Peanut butter and jelly was his favorite type of sandwich, so he made sure to pack 6 of them. Nothing like Skippy crunchy peanut butter and grape jam. He also brought along a pack of 10 juice boxes, 5 packs of red fruit punch and 5 packs of red grape juice.

Caleb loved his ship. It was a fiery red color with 2 golden yellow arrows painted on each side of the ship. In case of anything breaking on the ship or the ship springing a leak, he had brought along a roll of duck tape. Daddy had always said that Duck tape fixed everything.

Yes, Caleb was all set. He was heading West to see new sights and discover new lands. Oh No! A storm was must be brewing, the waves were getting higher and he felt his boat shaking.

“Caleb honey… its time to wake up, your Daddy is here. That’s a great picture that you drew.”

Caleb was lying on the floor, with the chalk still in his hand. He opened his eyes to see Miss.Marjorie smiling at him with her hand on his shoulder.  He rubbed his eyes as he looked at his teacher. “I was sailing on the wild sea Miss. Marjorie, I really was. Do you want to hear my dream, but first do you have any chocolate chip cookies?”  Caleb took Miss. Marjorie’s hand and continued chatting as they walked out of the schoolroom.

33 thoughts on “The Golden Arrow

  1. Caleb’s next stop was the dentist. There he sat in a chair and delighted at watching little colorful mobiles spinning beneath the ceiling. He also like the posters of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse, on the walls of the children’s dentist office.

    He pulled out a gummy worm and began sucking on it, just as his dentist, Dr. Mulldrew, stepped into the room. Dr. Mulldrew pulled the gummy worm out of his mouth and threw it in the trash. Then he gave Caleb a lecture about all the sugar he was eating, and how it caused cavities.

    Then, to really drill in the lesson, he pulled out a real drill and went to work on Caleb’s rotting teeth. It was a painful lesson indeed.

    By the time Caleb left the dentist’s office, five hours later, he had sworn off anything sugary, he hated dentists, and he also hated Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. But it was all worth it, because he never, ever, ever got a cavity again, for the rest of his life.

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