A MODERN DAY FAIRY TALE

THE LAND OF LEM

Once upon a time in a far away land named Lem the people of Lem were very troubled. There were very evil people who stole the Lemming’s money. This caused much sadness among the Lemmings. It caused a lot of the people to lose their jobs and even their homes. The Lemmings had heard a rumor that a savior was possibly going to become their new King.

This great man traveled throughout the land making promises of a new day. He promised fundamental change in Lemming Land. The people were very hopeful that the promised one would cure the evils of present King Brush. The promised one was named Prince Obiwan. He gave the Lemmings many promises and great hopefulness of a new day dawning. The anticipation of King Obiwan taking the throne was a cause of true bliss to the Lemmings.

Thus it came to pass King Obiwan held a coronation and the gleefulness throughout the Lemming Land was unparalleled. The Lemmings danced in the streets while they shouted praises from the housetops. All seem well in the land of Lem. The coronation party lasted long through the night into the morning in a celebratory orgy. King Obiwan and Queen Minerva danced with glee in a celebratory victory dance. There was new hope in Lemming Land and everyone began to look forward to King Obiwan’s reign.

There were some evil minions of ex-King Brush still around, and they expressed doubt about King Obiwan, but they were ignored by the Lemmings. Even the little Lemming school children sang the praises of King Obiwan and there was great joy. Even the Peon family in Lemming Land, Mommy and Daddy Peon, and their daughter little Penny, were very glad at King Obiwan’s proclamations. Little Penny Peon was one of the little children who sang the praise of King Obiwan.

As time passed on dark clouds seemed to appear on the horizon of Lemming Land. Even though King Obiwan passed out many golden coins throughout Lemming Land, it seemed the Lemmings most in need were not included in the coinage collection. Even little Penny Peon did not get a penny. Soon stories of King Obiwan’s court jesters began to circulate about Lemming Land. These tales of the jesters troubled the Lemmings sorely they began to doubt King Obiwan.

Then the Peon family saw little Penny on television singing the praises of King Obiwan and were sorely troubled. Mommy and Daddy Peon said, “Penny when did you do that, and why did you do that”. Penny replied very sheepishly, “ Gee Mommy and Daddy the teacher taught us that song about King Obiwan and ordered us to sing to please King Obiwan.”. Mommy and Daddy Peon said, “That is the final straw. We are going right to that school and give that teacher a piece of our minds”. “ Penny said, ‘OK Mom and Dad, can I have a glass of Kool Aid?” Mommy and Daddy Peon looked aghast and said, “ No Penny we have told you never drink the Kool Aid!!!!!”. Penny said, “ But they give us Kool Aid all the time at school.” “Penny please go to your room Mommy and Daddy need to talk alone for a little while,” “Ok’ Said Penny and she skipped off to her room.

Daddy Peon said” We have been fools. No one has gone back to work. People are still losing more houses. Those jesters are true troublemakers. These folks are feeding Penny the Kool Aid. We need to go to the school. Come on Penny we are going to your school to talk to your teacher“. “Ok” said Penny.

Off went the Peon family towards Penny’s school. There were many clouds in the sky as they strolled down the street towards the school. There was even a little rumbling of thunder. As the Peons got within two blocks of the school they saw a crowd had gathered in the street outside the school. Penny asked “Daddy what are those people doing, and why are they carrying those things?” “Penny let’s just go back home I think the people are handling the school situation.” said Daddy Peon. Penny asked,” Daddy is everything OK now?” Mommy said, “ Hush Penny, it looks like things are OK.” “Penny said, “I want a sign.”

Just then the Peon family turned towards home and the clouds parted. A little drizzle fell and the Sun broke through the opening in the clouds. “ Oh, Oh whoopee Mommy and Daddy look at my sign it’s a rainbow. I learned in Sunday School that God gave Noah a rainbow as a sign things would be OK!!!” Penny exclaimed while jumping up and down and with a beaming smile. Mommy and Daddy said” Well I’ll be darned. I thought she meant the sign the parents were carrying.” simultaneously.

And they all………………………………………………………….

This is A MODERN DAY FAIRY TALE you have to write the Lemming’s ending!!!

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Harvey Stelman 7 years ago from Illinois

Tom,

Penny led Obiwan and his flock to the edge of a very high cliff, where they all stopped. Penny then asked; Those of you that have given the people what they expected, take one step forward.

Everyone except Obiwan took a step forward, fell off the cliff and died. Obiwan had take a step backwards and had a puzzled look on his face. Penny looked at him and asked; why didn't you follow the others?

Obiwan, with a big smile on his face offered; what would the people do without me? Penny then pushed Obiwan over the edge of the cliff, but he was able to hang on for life by clutching onto a vine. Penny looked down and was surprised to find Obiwan had not fallen to his death. Obiwan then spoke.

Help me Penny, I'm reaching my hand out to you. Penny's father then squirted some oil on Penny's hand and said; help him you wish. Penny was perplxed, she had a hand with oil on it and a clean hand. Which hand was she going to offer to Obiwan.

Penny got down on her belly, stretched out her arm and told Obiwan to grab her hand quickly. With one hand holding the vine Obiwan yelled; Hurry, do it quickly. The two gripped hands and Penny said; Oops, that one had the oil. Obiwan fell like all his followers.

Peny was heard saying; If you didn't rush me I might have chosen the other hand, but I did what they taught me in school. I think a guy named Bill had this idea.

Great Hub Tom, I hope you enjoyed my ending.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

We'll write the ending in 2012. Remember, it took a Carter to get a Reagan.


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Harvey,

Pretty good ending. Maybe I should start a contest.


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

nicomp,

Don't forget 2010. I would love to have Carter back compared to Obiwan.


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ehern33 7 years ago

I guess we will see if those scattered clouds turn to clear skies. I have hope that the Lemmings will rise up in 2010 and 2012 and get the kingdom back but will they recognize the kingdom by then.


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

I like the trend going on even the Blue Dogs slapped Harry down yesterday.


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ehern33 7 years ago

Tom, maybe re-election mode is setting in and Obama-Hype is fading. Maybe they be made part of the retaliation list too.


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

They can't kill everyone they have there own trouble with the military.


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Pamela99 7 years ago from United States

Fairy tales are suppose to have happy ending, but I'm not so sure about this one. I am glad to see his ratings dropping but they still seem too high considering his performance.


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Inertia is a law of physics, life, and particularly politics. Once things start moving in the right direction it takes more force to stop and reverse direction. Just a little force will accelerate the movement in the right direction. F=ma according to Newton.


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apricot 7 years ago from Italy

Nice hub!! That man has always made me suspicious - if anyone is hyped up by the media there's usually something sinister behind it. Brrrr!


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

apricot,

There's is indeed something sinister behind that man there's no doubt about it. Thank you for your visit and your kind comment.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

We all sure gave Bushywan a long chance at fictionality, and bringing the kingdom to it's knees so I think Obiwan has a lot on his shoulders and at least deserves some scraps from the table. Many of us got those scraps to see us to a better world of forever, it was written in the book long long ago.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Polyannaanna,

I can see how you got your name. You obviously live in Utopia not the land of Lem. At least Bushywan knew better than to hold trials of evel doers in New York City. I never doubted which side Bushywan was on. Obiwan is a puppet of the evil Soros.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Dear Tom,

I had no idea you loved fairy tales too! Fairy tales always have an evil character in them, we seem to have thousands in the modern day fairy tale we call life.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Pop,

You are exactly right. I used to be afraid when I was a little boy of vampires and warewolves. There are many more real life blood suckers around today I am really terrified!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

good story I think after the rainbow...something big is gonna happen...like a great wind that will pull all of the Certain Ones up in the air...the ones standing below will say..."wow! I'm glad the wind didn't get me...wasn't that just rapturous!"


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Enlydia Listener,

I hope something big is going to happen also Enlydia. That's the fun of this fairy tale everyone gets to write their own ending. Thank you for your visit and your kind comment.


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

You are very good at this...I just wish Obiwan was as good at his stuff as you are telling this story...He is a charmer, he thinks!!

Thanks for sharing... They still love to blame Bushywan for all of it..one day they will pay too...count on it!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Ictodd1947,

I have become a firm believer in "Hope" and "Change" and I hope we can change back to our founding roots very soon!!!!!!!!!!


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Jolly Rogero 6 years ago

Great Hub, Tom. I voted up.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Jolly Rogero,

Thank you very much for voting and commenting.


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lilyfly 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Tom, Obiwan is why I don't have a t.v. or read the newspapers. Still, I suppose I'm going to have to buckle under and get one, so I can write better letters to the Editor...lily


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Tom Whitworth 5 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

lilyfly,

Be a discriminating viewer and good luck with your letters.

Thank you for your comment.


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Tom Whitworth 4 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Enliplier,

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