An Illustrated Aged Anecdote

An “Aged Anecdote” is a story I wrote as a child, and over the years, I’ve shared them on my blog and offered my satirical analyses. This week, I took an old favorite Aged Anecdote and turned it into a comic! While the drawings are all new, the story is, for the most part, true to how I wrote it in 2004 at age nine. Visit the original “Kim, the Lonely One” story here!

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The Cheetah Who Hated the Zoo

The Cheetah Who Hated the Zoo

Written in 2002

Once upon a time on a nice summer day there was a Cheetah who wished he could go to California. He hated being stuck in the zoo. People always stared at him. One day he asked his friend if she could help him get out of there. “Okay,” said Bear, as she was getting out of her cage. Then she thought if they could climb over the gate? But they already tried it when they tried to get Polar Bear in. Then they asked Lion if he would and could help. “Okay,” said Lion. “Maybe you could ask the zoo keeper.” “No way,” said Cheetah. “The zoo keeper usually screams when she hears us talk,” said Bear. “Yeah, but maybe she will understand,” said Lion. “Maybe Lion’s right,” said Bear. “Well, I guess so,” said Cheetah. Then he slowly walked to the zoo keeper. “Zoo keeper, I… I… I… want… to… um.” “You want to what,” said the zoo keeper slowly. “I want to go out of the zoo,” said Cheetah. “Well, why didn’t you say so,” said the zoo keeper. “I don’t know,” said Cheetah. And the zoo keeper let Cheetah out.

The End

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Olive and the Slippary Chair

Olive and the Slippary Chair

Written in March 2004

Once upon a time there was a kitten. The kitten was a girl and her name was Olive. Olive was sweet and had soft, smooth fur. She was all black and had a white spot on her back. She was smart and she wasn’t very heavy. Her owner had an office in their house. Olive liked going in the office. The only problem was, she got nervous when people came in. Olive thought to herself, “I must start being brave.” One day, a man walked into the office. He had a cat with him. Olive meowed so loud you could hear her throughout the house. Olive’s owner picked her up and put her down next to his chair. Her owner started petting the cat. Olive jumped on the chair. She slipped on the chair. She thought it was like a slide. That’s it! If she was having fun she forgot about being scared. Olive lived happily ever after.

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A Girl who Stood by the Brook

A Girl Who Stood by the Brook

Written in January 2004

One day a girl stood by a brook. She was reading a book about a foot. She shook and the book landed in the middle of the brook. She put up her hood and got her fishing pole. She made sure the hook was sharp. She got it! Her mother came by to tell her I wanted to cook some chocolate for my little book saver.

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Timothy, Logan, and the Big Move

Timothy, Logan, and the Big Move

Written in May 2004

Once upon a time there was a boy named Timothy Adams. His mom was a Dr. and he lived on Cherry St. His parents owned over 100 yd. His best friend Logan lived on Crazy Ave. They both lived in the U.S.A. and they were almost neighbors. One day Logan’s parents told Timothy’s parents that they were moving out of state. Mr. and Mrs. Adams told Timothy that day. Timothy burst into tears. Then Timothy had an idea. Continue reading “Timothy, Logan, and the Big Move”

Kim, the Lonely One

Kim, the Lonely One

Written in 2004

Once upon a time there lived a girl named Kim. She was always alone. The other kids would be the same as each other. Like if one person tripped another kid would. Kim was kind of a sad person. Not even a very funny joke would cheer her up. Continue reading “Kim, the Lonely One”

The Day Shark Didn’t Understand

The Day Shark Didn’t Understand

Written in 2003 by a young BC

Once upon a time there were some animals that went to school. One of them was a shark. He was trouble. He was also very afraid. One day he did not understand a homework assignment about senses. He was too afraid to ask the teacher. Continue reading “The Day Shark Didn’t Understand”

A Pair of Glasses

A Pair of Glasses

Written by BC in 2003

Once upon a time there lived a lamb who always went to the library. But the words always appeared blurry. She didn’t know what to do about it. So she decided to tell her mother. Then when she heard news she got her some glasses. Lamb didn’t like the glasses but they were important. She didn’t want to go out in public, so she got her little brother to do it for her. Continue reading “A Pair of Glasses”

Aged Anecdotes: The Farmer’s Beautiful Land

The Farmer’s Beautiful Land

By BC from her childhood in 2003

Once upon a time there lived a farmer. He didn’t like the winter. One day he received a letter from his father. It read: Go to the winter water hole. There you will find the key to the beautiful land where planting is done. Your father. Continue reading “Aged Anecdotes: The Farmer’s Beautiful Land”

Aged Anecdotes: Grandma’s Doorbell

Grandma’s Doorbell

from May 4, 2004

Written by a young BC

Once upon a time there was a girl named Kaya. She had a grandma with a secret doorbell. Sometimes Kaya got a little crazy. One day she thought to herself, “I’ve got to get that doorbell. Not at sunrise, but a little after my bedtime. Tonight something will be discovered.” Continue reading “Aged Anecdotes: Grandma’s Doorbell”