Friday, November 14, 2008

The Fate of the Apple Peal

Vocab has started up again in English class, so that means about twenty words a week need to be memorized. That can be a lot, so I have been trying to find ways to make it easier on my self. In the past, I have written the word on one side of a post-it-note, and the definition on the other side. Then, I would put them all up on my bathroom mirror and look at them while I got ready in the morning. The only problem was that the bathroom I use is the same one family company uses... who wants to learn vocabulary when you visit a friend? Not me, so that idea was out.

So, I have decided to write short stories using the vocab words in order. I hope to post them often, but we'll see. Here is the first one I have done. The vocab words will look like this.

The Fate of the Apple Peal


The apple peal knew its place; it knew what it was supposed to do. It knew that when it was discarded to the ground, it was supposed to atrophy. But it didn’t want to. The apple peal wanted to stay alive, so it sought out a bastion, hoping that it could strike a concord with someone somewhere that was willing to let it live.
So, the apple peal began its search for the consummate place, but, alas, it could find no such place. Is stumbled towards a trunk in disarray, and found that a beautiful vine was there. The apple peal wasted no time with cordial introductions, but immediately expressed the exigency of the matter to the vine. It did not want to be like flotsam, mere garbage thrown away; it wanted to be useful. By the time the apple peal had finished explaining, it was in a frenetic state.
The vine decided to try and help. It explained that disintegrating wasn’t the worst of fates, but that he could glean the benefits, too. Before the apple peal could grouse, the vine threatened to incarcerate it if it would not stay and listen. The vine continued, explaining that it was incumbent for an apple peal to disintegrate eventually, and that it was jocular for it to think it could live forever- in fact, it was ludicrous!
The vine tried no to be mordant, but its words nettled the apple peal. Still, the vine continued. It explained that an apple peal could never be pecuniary, but that gave it no reason to be pusillanimous. It could live bravely while it had time, but eventually is would have to settle, and disintegrate so that other plants could live off of its nutrients.
The vine invited the apple peal to rest recumbent while it explained some more. The apple peal consented, so the vine continued. It told stories of other food bits that had done adventurous things (for food parts…), and how the then settled to keep other plants alive- their most noble act of all. By the end of the day, the apple peal had decided to disintegrate near this exact vine, so that he could keep it living longer to help other creatures along. The flower smiled evilly, and thought ‘my stratagem has worked again.’

6 comments:

Noel De Vries said...

Way to study! :)

Marie DeVries said...

It certainly keeps the dreariness out of vocab : D

Noel De Vries said...

Hey, Aubrey just told me you're checking out Wheaton. That's brilliant! If I went to college, I'd go to Wheaton. They have an amazing collection of English literature. And I mean amazing. Lewis, Sayers, Tolkien, Chesterton, MacDonald.

http://www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/collection/index.html

Let's just say, if you decide on Wheaton, I am SO visiting you!! :)

We could meet cuileann!

Marie DeVries said...

Do you think she would answer some questions I had about Wheaton?

Noel De Vries said...

Possibly. Want her e-mail? I'll send it to you.

And hey, Sally doesn't have you down for the Feast tour starting today. Did you get the book? Are you in?

Marie DeVries said...

I would have loved to do this tour- but I have yet to receive the book :(

I do have The Raucous Royals already, though, and have begun to read it.