Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another lunch tale

A path never walked upon is not a path.

It is by human definition an undiscovered place out in the open. To be exact, it is to be found in a far away land, the backyard of the galaxy, in the Chihuahuan desert. The only mention of this untrodden path, besides in this story, might be a blank space on some forgotten map. Yet an uncompleted map, made by a careless discoverer that hurried through the sands claiming left and right to be identical. But little did he know what he missed out on. Rooted to the ground vegetated a little fella, a goody-good and devoted peyote cactus.

Spikey, as he likes to call himself due to lack of imagination, has only one single purpose in life, to guard the path that is never walked upon. From the the first he shoot through the soil he immediately began to watching the path very carefully. Whether he knew who assigned him to guard this wonderful place of nothingness we dare not guess. You see, Spikey pierced his lips when he tried to speak his first words back in his green childhood. Ever since, he remained silent, yet always proud of his mission.

With every rain, which came achingly seldom, he grew taller and saw more of the path. His responsibility grew with every inch of his body and it was just a matter of time, he imagined, until he'll spot the first intruder of his habitat. In the the meantime – only when no one was around, which happened rather frequently – Spikey used his favourite 39th thorn to inject his own vegan mind with a tiny bit of his own poison, mescaline. Such a moment is about to happen as we speak and it just might be the most exciting and maybe last day in Spikey's life…

vision's clouded. no wind, yet dangling slightly back and forth. the one reoccurring thought of the peyote cactus comes back again. free, free from the ground, walking loose on the earth, abandoning the path. what an idea, sacrilege! discover everything. leave no blank spaces on any maps, and free all those creatures who guard them. even the rabbit. what rabbit? the one rabbit. spikey shakes away the dizziness and sees the rabbit. it's eyes are filled with madness. the rabbit's undignifying the unwalked path. running towards him, tossing the feet high up in the air. think quicker, what to do? thorns. adjust them in the rabbits direction, en garde! spikey cries out just before the rodent rams the guardian of the place. separated from the ground and the roots the cactus whirls into the air, glancing at the rabbit waiting at the same spot on the ground. spikey lands on the rabbit. the loudest silence since your mom walked in on you. precisely 1982 thorns are rammed into the rabbits back, his eyes now glowing green, the mescaline kicks in. stuck to the rabbit. tears run down spikey's dry body, and a last glance on the path…

Read the first lunch tale here.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

couldn't be bothered to read this long post. can someone explain to me in three words what its all about? cheers.

]-[appy Thought said...

Totally Fucking Random

Just A Story

Get Attention Span

Pick One Above :)

Anonymous said...

Another example of you boys being 'creative'.

Why don't you do some proper work and make your book better.

Anonymous said...

???????? I have no idea what this is about? Is it an extract from a kids book?? (although it doesn't read like it is). Is it just a random story made up by you two??
Is it supposed to show off copywriting skills?

Anonymous said...

It doesn't show off they're copyrighting skills in any real positive light, in my view at least.

It's not well written! Didn't engage me, but that's not to say others won't like it.

Wal said...

it's written by me, the non english art director, sorry for that. just a bit of fun.

Anonymous said...

You are allowed to be creative away from your book you know, who cares what it is and whether it's good? No one works on their book all the time. Give the guy a break.

Anonymous said...

copy writing even! :-)

Anonymous said...

at least you've given it a go Wal - I think your best assest is art direction for sure. I'm not knocking your writing though, I couldn't write more than a few words in German or Russian.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, all work & no play makes Jack a dull boy etc. .. but there was no explanation for it i.e is it work? fun? for a brief? an extract they like?
It's actually not so much that the English isn't good or any crap like that (I think it's a nonsense that those without English as a first language almost HAVE to be an Art Director in UK), it's more that it's a bit pretentious. It reads like he's trying to imitate a style
i.e 18th Century Gothic novel projected onto a kid's story about a Cactus!

Anonymous said...

Kill the blog before it kills you.

I think your determination is incredible but i also think you're putting your energy into the wrong places. Seriously need to start everything again. No gimmicks, no stupid pictures. Just work on the book.

I fear you wont listen, but good luck.

Anonymous said...

If you're into nonsensical stories, have a look here.

http://www.yousendwestick.blogspot.com/