Where is He? Part 2

Here is the link to yesterday’s post. Where is He?

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Alabaster was starting to worry. It had been a long time now since he had fallen in the hole, night was coming and no one had come to rescue him yet. Where were his friends? Surely they must be wondering where he was by now!

He was getting rather bored, but at least he wasn’t hungry. He had fallen on the way back from the restaurant and all the food toppled in with him. He had landed face first into his banana cream pie and his spaghetti had fallen on his head, but lucky for him the other food had stayed sealed up when he fell. He helped himself to his friends food, for after all it was taking them long enough to find him!

He wasn’t a fan of the dark, but when he felt something soft brush up against his leg and crawl across it, he was rather glad he couldn’t see what it was. If his friends didn’t come soon, he would have to use his own ingenuity to get out of this hole. The only problem was, he didn’t know how much he trusted his own ingenuity.

Back at the Emerald Sea hotel, Jinx, Jangle and Snowball were discussing what may be delaying Alabaster.

“Perhaps he was kidnapped.” said Jangle. “What if the kidnappers ask for a ransom, how much money do you guys have?”

Jinx and Snowball emptied their pockets, but found only lint and gum. Jangle rolled his eyes, “Well I sure hope he didn’t get kidnapped, for you guys definitely are coming up short!”

After talking some more they decided that since he hadn’t been back yet, he must have fallen into some kind of trouble. They left the hotel heading towards the restaurant hoping they would either find him or at least a clue as to where he might have gone!

“Think, think, think!” Alabaster had his head in his hands, while smacking his hand against his forehead to help him think. Surely there had to be a way out of this hole! Perhaps if he just yelled for all he was worth one more time there may be someone that would help him! “HELP!” he yelled until he was red in the face.

“What was that?” Anthony was sure he heard something, but it sounded so faint. He was out looking for his wallet. After getting back to their hotel, Anthony had realized that his wallet was missing. He hoped it had just fallen out of his pocket between the restaurant and the hotel so he had come out looking for it.

“HELP!” he heard it again, and it seemed to be coming from the same hole that Sheila had almost fallen in earlier. Had someone fallen into the hole?

He walked right up to the hole and yelled down into it. “Anyone there?”

Alabaster couldn’t believe it! Someone had heard him! He jumped up and down shouting “YES! Please help me get out!”

Anthony yelled back down, “Don’t worry, I will help you!” even though he didn’t know how he was going to get the person out! He grabbed his flashlight and shined it down in the hole and saw Alabaster. He was so short, and his ears looked a little like …. No, couldn’t be. There were no such things as elves, were there?

Suddenly an idea came to him. ” Stay there, I will be right back.” he yelled down to Alabaster.

Alabaster rolled his eyes, not exactly sure where the guy expected him to go!

Soon Anthony was back, the hotel wasn’t that far away. He had grabbed a rope that he had brought along with him as part of their scuba diving gear. Sheila had been on the phone when he ran in and gave him a strange look as he ran out with the rope.  He told her he would explain later as he ran out the door.

Anthony lowered the rope down into the hole telling Alabaster to grab hold of it, and climb up the rope. In a very short time Alabaster was out of the hole! He was so thankful to be out! Shaking Anthony’s hand, he thanked him several times. He asked Anthony his name and told him that he would put in a good word to Santa for him.

Anthony’s eyes got big! “Santa?”

“Well yes, surely you know Santa! The big jolly guy with a round belly. I am one of his elves! I am here on vacation with my friends, we all head back to the North Pole tomorrow.”

“Alabaster! Alabaster! Where have you been?” Jangle was shouting from down the street. Both Anthony and Alabaster turned and they saw Jinx, Jangle and Snowball headed their way.

“There are my friends now, I knew they would come for me!”

Anthony shook his head, he was beginning to question how strong his drink had been that he had at the restaurant.

“Umm… I gotta get going. Really glad i could help you. See you later!”  he said to Alabaster, as he shook his hand one more time and turned to head back to the hotel.  All thoughts of looking for his wallet had been forgotten.

Back at the hotel Jinx, Jangle and Snowball were devouring the food they had picked up. Alabaster really wasn’t that hungry but he was thirsty from all the yelling he had done,  so he had picked up a Salted Caramel Latte to drink.

“Well we all better hit the sack, for our plane leaves early in the morning and remember we have to  meet the new elf in the airport.”

Jinx slapped his head. ” With all this excitement about Alabaster, I had totally forgotten about the new elf coming back with us. What is his name again?”

“Good question!” said Snowball. “I just know that he lost his beach house that he was living in, Santa hired him as our new accountant.”

“But what is his name?” said Jangle.

“For now I guess he is someone who shall remain nameless.” said Alabaster, and within a few minutes all of them were sound asleep.

 

 

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Happy Tuesday! The morning is getting away from me again, but I still may get this post done before noon. How is July going for you so far? I know for a lot of people summer plans either got put on hold or totally changed due to the virus. We should be in the cornfields of Indiana right now, visiting my husband’s family, but we are waiting. I hope that even if plans have changed for you, that you can still find ways to make it a good summer! May today bring you smiles! As always thanks for reading and for your comments. For without all of you I definitely wouldn’t have as many smiles!

 

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Friday’s Super Short Stories!

If dead fish return to the great sea … do dead plants return to the great forest? Saying that I sent my plant off to the great forest, sounds better than, “I killed it!” 

Where is the magic spray for windows … wash them once … stay clean forever! 

Time to use your creativity again, which I know my readers have! My friend had posted this on Facebook, and got some fun answers,  what’s your response?

In 6 words or less, ruin a first date! 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Good Morning! The last day of June and its going to be a pretty hot one! My flowers are still hanging on, though I am afraid that the one is done, but it lasted 2 months at least! It has perked up before and surprised me, so we will see. With as hot as it will be today it would make a perfect day for the beach, but …. will have to just keep dreaming for now. That day will come though! The first quote describes where my mind is! What is your mind dreaming of today?

 

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The Mysterious Voices

If you missed yesterday’s post. Here is the link to Part 1. The Crazy Adventure

The guys stood frozen, still in shocked silence. They were inside a  museum with no apparent way out and now it seemed that one of the wax figures had spoken to them.

“Perhaps we are just hearing things, suffering from jet lag, becoming delusional!” said Jinx.

“Well there is nothing  new about being delusional, for you Jinx! You have been there many times!” replied Alabaster, while laughing. “Just pointing out a fact.”

“Good one!” said Snowball as he gave Alabaster a high five.

“Glad to see you can all keep your humor, at a time like this.” said Jinx.

“We need all the laughter we can get right now, so thanks for providing it Jinx!” and Alabaster patted him on the back. “Now what is our plan to get out of here, before another wax figure starts to talk, and we all start to go crazy!”

“Crazy is the name of the game and you all are in it pretty deep!”  echoed a deep low voice.

Snowball stumbled backwards, tripping over the carpet and falling. Jangle’s eyes got big as his mouth opened wide. Alabaster yelled and Jinx disappeared through the floor!

“Wha… wha…just…happened?” said Jangle, whose eyes were still wide in disbelief!

“Well it looked like the floor just opened up and swallowed Jinx! But….how?” said Alabaster.

Snowball was still trying to catch his breath after falling backwards and then he had an idea.

“Alabaster, why don’t you go stand where Jinx was standing and we will see if it happens again?”

“Now you are the delusional one!” replied Alabaster.

“Actually I think you all are delusional!”

“There’s that voice again! Where is it coming from??”  Jangle asked, as they all looked around at the wax figures who were standing still.

“I have no clue, all I know is that I am really ready for this museum adventure to end, but we have to find Jinx!”  said Snowball. ” I am afraid this may be like the Neverending Story. and we will be stuck here until we wave a white flag of surrender!”

“Do you have a white flag Alabaster?”

“Umm…No, didn’t exactly think I would need one.”

Jangle was looking at a map that he had found of the museum and saw that there was a basement. “I don’t think any of us explored the basement, that is probably where Jinx is and may be how we can find our way out!”

“Well what are we waiting for, lets go!” shouted Snowball as he took off.

Alabaster and Jangle watched him run. “He doesn’t know where he is going, does he?” “Nope!” said Jangle, “I am the one with the map. He has no map and no smartz.”  They started laughing as they watched Snowball stop and turn around.

He walked back to them without saying a word and they headed the other direction, with Jangle and Alabaster still chuckling. They all found the way down to the basement which was very dark and damp. Once their eyes adjusted to the darkness they could see a little better.

Their ears perked up as they heard some muffled yelling and banging. Following the direction of the sound it led them to a big box.

“Let me out!” The muffled voice sounded like Jinx.

“Is that you Jinx?” asked Snowball.

“No, its Mitch!”

“Oh, I don’t know any Mitch, do you know Mitch?” Snowball questioned Alabaster.

“Nope!”

“We don’t know any Mitch, guess we can’t let you out!” said Snowball with a smirk.

They opened the box and let a sputtering Jinx out. They were all anxious to know what exactly had happened to him. How had he got into the box?

“All I know is that I stepped on a certain tile on the floor and the next thing I know I was falling and landed in this box that then shut on me. I felt like I was incarcerated with no way out! Glad you all got here and now lets get out of here!”

“But how!” said Jangle.

“There has to be a way out of here, that we just haven’t found yet.”

“AAAH!!”Alabaster was jumping up and down!

They all watched in shock as they saw a snake come sliding out of Alabaster’s pant leg and scurry away!

They all ran the opposite direction of the snake and smacked right into a rusty door. With some hard pushes it creaked open and they all squeezed out of the door, as fast as they could, breathing in the fresh air.

“I don’t know about all of you, but I am ready to get back to the hotel, and no more museums for the rest of our time here!” said Jinx.

Everyone was in agreement as they headed back to the hotel after their crazy day!

Meanwhile, back in the museum, voices could be heard.

“That was a fun group, I think we scared them pretty good, eh!”

“We sure did!” and laughter echoed throughout the museum.

 

 

 

 

The Crazy Adventure

There was excitement in the air. It was vacation time. Work had stopped at the North Pole and now it was time to kick back and relax! Jinx, Jangle, Snowball and Alabaster had their bags packed and they were ready for adventure.

Snowball almost made them all late, for he had overslept, but they made it to the airport in the nick of time. As they were running to the gate, Alabaster tripped while running and  dropped his carry on bag. It opened up spilling the contents everywhere. A red faced Alabaster picked up everything as fast as he could and they at last made it to the gate.

They drew straws on who got the window seats. Poor Jinx and Jangle got the short straws. so they just put their headphones on to listen to music as they closed their eyes.

Snowball got out his writing tablet, he was busy writing his life story, as he looked out the window from time to time. Alabaster stared out the window and snapped pictures of the beautiful sky.

Several hours later the plane landed in warm, tropical temperatures. Such a nice break from the North Pole. This is why every summer they visited Hawaii!

Jinx and Jangle had been to Hawaii before, but this was the first time for Snowball and Alabaster. All of them were eager to explore, but first they were very hungry. After going to their hotel to change clothes and drop of their luggage, they headed for a nice restaurant and filled their stomachs.

Walking out of the restaurant, they were discussing where to go first.

Alabaster was dragging behind a little bit.

“Feeling a little too full?” questioned Jinx to Alabaster.

“I wouldn’t doubt it if he did.” said Snowball. ‘He sure did eat a lot of rice! He said he had a craving for it and he wasn’t kidding!”

They all laughed as Alabaster made a face at them.

“So are we all in agreement? We are going to visit the Aquarium?”  asked Jangle.

“Yes!” They all replied.

it was just a few blocks from the restaurant and the weather was lovely, so they all enjoyed the walk, and didn’t mind going a little slower for Alabaster.

The building was huge and they had a great time exploring the Aquarium. They saw manatees and jellyfish, sharks, and sea turtles. The sea turtles were Alabaster’s favorite.

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Jinx really liked the Mola-Mola fish. The others thought it was a little strange looking though.

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Snowball’s favorite fish was the Clown fish of course, though, all of them liked that one as well and there was one for each of them!

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“Oh look there is Candy Cane’s favorite fish!”  The Angelfish!

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After a couple of hours of being there they decided they would return to their hotel and call it a early night, for they were feeling pretty tired.

They were walking back to the hotel when Snowball said, ” Look! There is a Wax  Museum, why don’t we go in for just a little bit.”

They agreed and walked in. They thought it strange that when they walked in no one was at the desk to greet them and in fact they didn’t see anyone! Well perhaps it was soon time to close. They decided they would just look around a little and then leave. They were impressed, the wax figures really did look real! They half expected them to start talking.

Jinx was walking and started to trip over a piece of carpet on the floor. He put his hand out against a wax figure to catch himself, and the figure began to wobble!

“We better get out of here, before Jinx touches something and it breaks!”

They all made their way back to the front entrance, still finding it a little strange that no one else was in the building.

Snowball pushed on the door and ….

“Umm guys its not opening!”

“What do you mean its not opening!” said Jangle, “Let me try.” He jiggled the handle and sure enough the door didn’t open.

“Being the modest person that I am, let me just point out the fact that it was not my idea to come in here!” said Alabaster and all eyes looked at Snowball.

“Hey! All you guys agreed with me.” said Snowball.

“Well lets be logical about this now, I am sure that there is probably another exit out of this building. We just have to find it.” Jinx said.

They all went different directions looking for another exit, and they all returned to the entrance with the same conclusion. There was no other way out of the building.

“So Mr. Logical, now what do we do?” asked Snowball.

“Well if you ask me, it looks like you all got yourselves in quite a predicament!”

They all looked at each other in shock. Had they just heard what they thought they heard?

“Oooh that wax figure didn’t just say what I think it said, did it?” said Jangle.

The rest nodded their heads in silence, wondering what may happen next!

***Part 2 will be coming***

 

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Good Morning! I was outside this morning in our back yard reading and listening to the birds symphony.  Every morning they provide music and I am always glad to listen. Nature’s music is a grand thing! I am continuing to listen to the singing of birds as I now type up this post while sitting at my desk. No, we don’t have birds, but there is always Youtube! I did have a parakeet once, a very sweet, pretty blue and white bird!  May you get to appreciate some of nature’s music today, and as always I hope you enjoy the quotes too.  I always enjoy hearing your thoughts of them in the comments below. Thanks for reading !

 

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Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Happy Quote Day! This morning kind of got away from me, but I didn’t forget that it was Tuesday Was out in the bright sunshine earlier taking a little walk. Hope your day started with a smile, and perhaps even some laughter. Now take a little time to sit back with a your favorite drink, breathe in the moment and enjoy the quotes!

 

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Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Happy Tuesday! It is a beautiful, sunny day here. The flowers on my porch are still alive, which is surprising, for I have had them a little over a month now. Flowers don’t typically survive that long for me! Perhaps they will make it through the summer. Surprises do happen!

May your week be filled with sunshine and perhaps a few good surprises! Enjoy the quotes!

 

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