Categorie: Fictie & literatuur
| Werk: Erzählung
Tags: short fiction
, short story
, cartoon characters
, funny fantasy
, Cora Buhlert
A tale of cartoons and talking pigs, flying anvils, singing bananas and magic
It's Saturday morning. Time for the Dead End Show, everybody's favourite cartoon program. Hosted by Linda and Dead End Cat, with special guest star Diane, the Vitamin Queen.
It's Saturday morning and Stella is trying to sleep. When she is rudely awakened, she tunes in to watch the Dead End Show but instead finds an infernally boring film about… bananas?
Something nefarious is going on here and Stella is determined to get to the bottom of it. And considering that Stella is the most powerful sorceress on Earth, nobody in his right mind would stand in her way.
Frederick J. Waardehem PhD has not been in his right mind for a long time now. What is more, he really hates Saturday morning cartoons. They are loud and crude and violent and have absolutely no educational value at all. Which is why they should be banned. After all, won't someone think of the children?
Waardehem has persuaded the TV station to cancel the Dead End Show and replace it with educational and wholesome programming, starting with Waardehem's personal favourite, a documentary about bananas.
But trouble is heading for Frederick J. Waardehem. Trouble in the form of Stella, mighty mistress of magic, and her friend Diane, Vitamin queen and alien amazon warrior. They're angry, they've got magic and they will soon make Waardehem regret his banana fixation.
This is a 5300 word short story of cartoons and talking pigs, singing bananas, flying anvils and magic.
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Over de auteur
Cora Buhlert was born and bred in North Germany, where she still lives today — after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen and is currently working towards her PhD. Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published stories, articles and poetry in various international magazines. When she is not writing, she works as a translator and teacher. Visit her on the web at www.corabuhlert.com or follow her on Twitter under @CoraBuhlert.
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