Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pie's First Story

In a scene eerily reminiscent of the closing sequences of Casablanca, Man and Lady are perched atop the helicopter landing pad, facing one another intently.


Don’t go to work, Lady! the man says.

Lady turns to walk away, resolutely headed towards her place of employment.

Don’t walk to work! Come back! I want you!


They embrace, but the Lady is inexorable. Moments after her departure, a second Lady appears, looking out the window of the airport control tower.

Get out of my swamp! says the Lady. I want my swamp back!


Poor man.

29 comments:

Janet said...

Women are so hard to read, aren't we? ;-)

A valiant effort from the Pie.

Jess said...

I have a soft spot for Pie because that is my fiance's nickname for me. And I adore this story and the accompanying illustrations.

Kyla said...

That's too funny. Poor man, indeed,

Alison said...

Poor hapless man. I'd read a book written by Pie. She's got talent.

flutter said...

Oh Pie, you talented girl!

Lisa b said...

I don't get it - but it made me smile.
thanks pie!

Kathryn said...

Already a stong-minded woman. That a girl, Pie!

-The Shiny Happy Mama- said...

Go, Pie, go!!! Too cute.

bubandpie said...

Lisa B - If it's the swamp part you don't get, let's just say we've been watching Shrek around here lately.

Patois said...

I was just about to write that you must be Shrek watchers. I see from your comment above that you are. Great story. Great photos of the story.

Niksmom said...

Oh my. Must be the week for interesting literary works from kids (not mine!). That Pie, she's a smart gal.

Suz said...

I didn't get the swamp bit, but now, given the Shrek emphasis, it makes perfect sense.

Julie said...

And who took the stunning photos? Really top-notch work. That together with the story makes that nearly a movie!

Mad Hatter said...

Did the Pie use the word "inexorable"? 'Cause that would've been really cool.

Like Julie, I also love the film noir look of the entire piece.

painted maypole said...

the black and white is a lovely touch

Beck said...

GET OUT OF MY SWAMP!
That's me, yelling at my neighbour's to get OUT OF MY YARD.

Chaotic Joy said...

LOL! I actually did too.

Mimi said...

Get out of my swamp. Heh-heh.

Maybe Pie should start co-authoring stories with Beck's Girl. Might be interesting.

slouching mom said...

Ah, and the black and white was the crowning touch.

Catherine said...

I love it. :)

Terri said...

What a great story! Pie sounds like a born storyteller.

WONDERWOMAN said...

The swamp part made me laugh out loud I loved it.

Susanne said...

Great story. And the swamp added a nice little twist to it.

natalie said...

I just spit my lunch onto my nice clean desk at work. Too funny.

That girl of yours is going to be mighty self-suffient.

Nowheymama said...

Pie needs to get together with Beck's girl and write an anthology.

Julie Pippert said...

Get out of my swamp. LOL! Awesome!

Julie
Using My Words

Pieces said...

I love the swamp diguised as a helicopter pad! Very clever.

b*babbler said...

I do love the addition of the swamp.

Great story Pie! A classic for the ages.

kittenpie said...

I'm enjoying the B&W rendering... so dramatic.