Etwas the Elf

Etwas the Elf
Our heroine, photo by Maia Ycot

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Elf and the Furry Caterpillar

Once upon a time, Etwas the Elf was running through the forests of grass, under the canopies of clover and around the stems of small flowers when she came across a fuzzy caterpillar.  Almost immediately, the furry thing started to follow Etwas wherever she went.

When Etwas went for a walk, the caterpillar inched along beside her.  When she ran, the caterpillar inched faster.  When she climbed trees, the thing climbed along and when she played, the clumsy creature tried to match the game.  This went on for almost two weeks until Etwas decided to take Rascal out for a ride and the caterpillar couldn't fly.

So it sewed itself up into its chrysalis and, just before its face was hidden and Etwas was out of sight it called "See you in a few weeks, Etwas!"

And ever since then, elves always play age-appropriately.

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