Monday, May 2, 2011

A Short Story

I recently made a short story out of a writing exercise about a ghost. Here it is!

The ghost was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, it was just a jelly sandwich. The ghost, named Casper, had forgotten the peanut butter.
“Oh no!” Casper exclaimed. “I just realized something!”
“What did you just realize, honey?” Casper’s mom floated in worriedly.
“I just realized that I forgot the peanut butter for my sandwich,” Casper explained. “Do we have any peanut butter left?”
“Sorry, Casper. I used up the rest of the peanut butter for the peanut butter cookies.”
Casper sighed as his mother floated back towards her bedroom. What was he going to do? He was very hungry, but all he wanted was a good old PB&J sandwich.
Casper suddenly had an idea. He grabbed one of his mother’s peanut butter cookies and spread the grape jelly on top of it. Then he put the cookie in between two slices of bread. But as soon as Casper tasted it, he spit it out into the sink.
“Blech!” he sputtered. “Peanut butter cookies and grape jelly do not go well together!” Casper threw out the sandwich.
So Casper decided to try a new method of making a PB&J sandwich. He scooped up a handful of peanuts and put them into a bowl and started to mash them with a potato masher thing. Casper couldn’t remember the name of it. The peanuts had only mashed half way, but they would not mash any more. Casper put the partially mashed peanuts in between another two slices of bread spread with grape jelly. Casper tried the sandwich, but it just wasn’t the same as all the way mashed peanuts. So he threw out that sandwich, too.
Casper decided to try one last time to make his sandwich without peanut butter.
Casper took out his mother’s favorite kind of butter. Apple butter. He spread the apple butter and the grape jelly on another two slices of bread. He put the apple butter away and tried the sandwich.
“It’s just not the same,” Casper sighed. He threw out his sandwich.
Just then, his mother came home with a grocery bag.
“Guess what?” She said with a cheerful smile. “I bought some peanut butter for you!”
Casper’s frown slowly turned into a smile as she took out the jar.
“Yay!” He said with glee. “Thank you!” He hugged his mom but then frowned again.
“But, there’s only one problem,” Casper said. “I used up the jelly.”


Boquinha said...

I love this story! The first time I read it, I laughed and felt TOTALLY impressed by your creative story-telling skills. Great, great story. I think it's great how much you love writing.

Dr. Mark said...

This is a great story! I agree with Mommy--you are a GREAT storyteller! Keep writing lots!

Mom said...

I liked Casper's creative problem solving. (Even if the results weren't what he wanted.) Cute story. The ending was not what I was expecting. Very clever!


Zelia said...

I am laughing because of the ending. Poor Casper. After all that work and finally getting the peanut butter,,,,, no jelly. Very funny story.
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