Just me Sometimes I want to be big! And not just bigger than what I am you see, I want to be bigger than an elephant, a rhinoceros, a house or a tree. If I was as big as a building I could see far and wide, and cover huge distances in just one stride. But that’s not big enough to satisfy me that is for certain, If I tried really hard I could be as big as a mountain. Oh yes! Wouldn’t it be grand if I could catch the clouds when I held out my hands, I would swim across the oceans in just a few strokes, and instead of rubber ducks I would play with real boats. If I tried even harder I could be bigger by far, I could play with the moon, and even reach for the stars. The whole universe could be my playground, the planets my play things, I would know where it ends and where it begins. But sometimes, I want to be small, so small I would be that others would seem like giants to me. Still I could think myself smaller than that, so small I could ride on the back of a cat. The world I could explore would be so far and so wide, and I would never run out of places to hide. Imagine the things that I could see, if I was so small I could ride on a bee. A few berries would be like a grand royal feast, and all the insects become wondrous beasts. There is another world to be found, if I rode in a carriage pulled by ants underground. I would dress up in leaves and the petals of flowers. Oh what fun! I’d play there for hours. to be continued....
Alistair McSwish the very big fish
Alistair Mac Swish The Very Big Fish
Alistair Mac Swish was a very big fish, With as magnificent a tail as you could wish
In fact, no larger or more spectacular fish was there in the whole pond But of Alistair, the other fish and creatures weren't very fond.
You see, Alistair was terribly aware of his own splendour and presence, And believed that his needs were of much greater importance, Than those of any other creature that he would meet And if ever challenged they would hear him repeat
"I'm Alistair Mac Swish! I'll do as I wish! Because I'm a very, very big fish!!"
To give an example I'll tell you a tale, In which Alistair came across an unfortunate snail. Who was dining upon some most delicious weeds! Which Alistair spied and in his greed, Decided to snatch and consume selfishly, But this little snail did not agree
"Alistair, Alistair, don't be so rude! I found this weed this is my food!"
To which Alistair did pompously reply Looking down his nose with his cold steely eyes
"I'm Alistair Mac Swish! I'll do as I wish, Because I'm a very, very big fish!!"
Then with a whip of his tail, He flicked off the poor snail.
And so unrivaled and unmatched by any other Alistair ruled the pond with out any bother Until one day fate dealt him a terrible blow When the banks of his pond began to overflow....
It had been raining for days - it was quite a torrent, Suddenly the pond became more like a current, The creatures were all swept up in the stream, It happened so fast it was like a bad dream. To Be continued....
A bit about my stories... I write and illustrate these myself, the two you have just sampled are finished but unpublished and I have two more picture books, "The wonder of jolly jingle town" and "the great pet mistake" still to be illustrated and "Francis the floral dragon" is still in the works.