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Patrik's Arbitrary Collaboration, Vol I

posted 24 Jul 2015, 01:04 by Markus Helander

Upon my recent win of the Eterna Media Competition (here) with my article of an Eterna watch (here), my 7-year-old son got interested in writing, too. 

This is the first of his stories, obviously translated from Finnish to English by yours truly, about a boogeyman and a crocodile. 

Obviously, this is already a masterpiece so you should read it accordingly. If the terrific and surprising plot twists make your head work overtime, keep in mind that this piece might not be for everyone.

I'll add the original work after the English version.

May I present you:


Boogeyman and crocodile

Once upon a time there was a boogeyman and a crocodile. The boogeyman saw the crocodile's nest and went to irritate him - just for fun. After the boogeyman had woken the crocodile up, and made him furious, a race begun.

The race was actually about the crocodile chasing the boogeyman and it made the boogeyman laugh, because the crocodile was so angry. The boogeyman just wanted to make fun of the crocodile, but then, at that very moment, an apple fell from a tree. The crocodile liked the apple and asked the boogeyman if they could just be friends. The boogeyman said that of course they can be friends and told the crocodile that he was sorry of making fun of him.

The crocodile then asked the boogeyman that since he was much taller, could he maybe reach him an apple from the tree. The boogeyman said that of course he could. The crocodile thanked the boogeyman and started to scrunch the apple and the boogeyman started to look for a banana tree. When he found the banana tree he took a banana and ate it whole.

The night had fallen and so they went to sleep. When the morning came they went and set up a hammock.
To be continued in 2016.


The original Finnish version.

Olipa kerran mörkö ja krokotiili. Mörkö näki krokotiilin pesän ja meni huvin vuoksi ärsyttämään krokotiilia. Ja sitten krokotiili heräsi ja suuttui. Ja alkoi kisa. Kisa oli semmoinen että krokotiili jahtasi mörköä. Mörköä nauratti koska krokotiili oli niin vihainen. Mörkö halusi pilkata krokotiilia. Samassa hetkessä puusta tippui omena, joiata Krokotiili tykkäsi. Krokotiili kysyi mörkö kiltti voitaisiko olla kavereita? Mörkö sanoi tietenkin voidaan. Anteeksi että kiusasin. Krokotiili kysyi möröltä kun olet minua pidempi niin voisitko antaa minulle omenan? Mörkö sanoi tietenkin voi. Krokotiili sanoi kiitos ja krokotiili alkoi narskuttaa omenaa. Ja mörkö alkoi etsimään banaanipuuta. Ja hän löysi banaani puun ja otti banaanin ja söi sen.Oli jo yö ja ne menivät nukkumaan ja silloin kun oli aamu ne pystytti riippukeinun. Jatkuu ensi jaksossa 2016.

So, there's something for your inner kitchen Freud. Like the original author wrote: to be continued.