Once, there was a king mole in a big castle. Other weird animals lived in the citadel, such as a bearkat, which was literally a cat that looked like a bear and smelled like buttery popcorn.
They needed gold and rations because their castle was in a remote area. The crowned-head king mole was trying to find out where to get what they needed, then he remembered they had a boat nearby in the ocean. They went to fix the ship. It was old and the propeller didn’t work underwater so they put it on the top of the back of the boat.
En un obscuro bosque de tantos lápices y papel,
aparecieron errores mortales en todas partes.
Yo deseaba un borrador.
Un borrador para limpiar los errores sucios
¡Y encontré uno!
In a dark forest of many pencils and paper,
deadly mistakes appeared everywhere.
I was longing for an eraser.
An eraser to clean those dirty mistakes.
I found one!
“Hey dad!” I yelled, “Are we going to México this year?” (Sometimes he doesn’t listen to me, so I have to be emphatic).
When he turned and looked at me, he said, “Do you really want to go this year?”
I replied happily, “Yeah of course.” I was super excited because I haven’t gone to México in five years.
Chicago literati unite! Prologue returns to the American Writers Museum on Friday, June 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and a raffle of luxe prize packages.