From Rockybado 2: A Run in the Game
Dawson and Toby Ingram were starting to write a book. Of all things to do now, since it had stopped raining. The two of them were sick and tired of the pouring rain, and they also noticed that their cats, Felicia and Honeybunny, had both left the room to do cat things.
“What should we name this book that we’re going to write?” Toby felt compelled to ask.
“I have a few ideas running around in my head,” Dawson answered, in a somewhat joking manner.
“What are they?”
“The Ballad of the Sushi Bar, The Ballad of the Juice Bar, The Ballad of the Dessert Bar, and The Ballad of the Sundae Bar.”
“Why are all of your names associated with ballads and bars?”
“I guess it just sounded clever.”
“They are pretty clever,” Toby said.
“Now, tell me, what do you think we should name this book that we’re going to write?” Dawson felt compelled to ask.
A few seconds later….
“The Revenge of the Flying Bimblebottoms, The Boisterous Adventure of Mr. Levi, The Cunning, yet Ingenious, Plot of Master Caleb, and….” Toby started.
“And?” Dawson asked, demanding to know the last idea of Toby’s.
“The Ballad of the Crow Bar.”
Interesting. Toby was similarly following in the footsteps of his older brother. Dawson really liked the idea of The Revenge of the Flying Bimblebottoms. He thought that The Boisterous Adventure of Mr. Levi was okay; he was actually hoping for something more in the comedy genre. Dawson wasn’t too keen on The Cunning, yet Ingenious, Plot of Master Caleb; that would be more than a mouthful in one title.But….The Ballad of the Crow Bar?
That title right there could go anywhere and everywhere.
“I like The Ballad of the Crow Bar. What do you think we should write about, regarding a ballad and a crow bar?” Dawson asked.
“Anything, I guess,” Toby replied.
“We don’t really have to specifically write a ballad, but I like how the title sounds.”
“I thought that was the point in writing something. If you said it’s a ballad, it’s a ballad.”
“It happens frequently.”
“So now I’m confused.”
“The main focus should be an all-around story about a crow bar.”
“That’s a good idea.”
Dawson and Toby gathered some more ideas for a book that they wanted to write; just to show off their creative sides. Eventually, though, after thirty minutes, the two boys quit writing because they had already spent so much time trying to come up with the perfect name for their book. And then they had to spend a little more time trying to draw ideas for the content, based on the name of the title.
Why was this book going to be about a crow bar?
“I had a random idea of a crow bar pop out of my head,” Toby said to his dad about the book.
“That’s awesome. I’m sure it’s going to be a great book,” Mr. Ingram said.
“Dawson and I are both writing it.”
“Oh, and I was wondering if you’d like to come with me to the store. I need a few things.”
Check out Rockybado, Rockybado 2: A Run in the Game,Rockybado 3: The Invasion of the Naughty Blue Aliens, and Rockybado 4: Running Up a Hill
For some double awesome stuff, check out The Crazy Chicken Escapade and The Somewhat Perilous Plot of the Patriotic Mosquitoes!
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