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Bubble Boy – 4 –

Bubble Boy - 4 -

Bubble Boy - 4 -

(Original German Version)

(Bubble Boy – 1 -) (Bubble Boy – 3 -)

Many hours passed, where the little boy -I will call him Bub, because of  his origin, you know… but do not confuse it with Bob, please!-screamed and screamed in vain for help while his bubble climbed higher and higher until it finally reached the clear blue sky. There suddenly Bub was overcome with such vertigo as he was looking down that he had to sit down in his bubble and eventually stopped screaming, and stopped looking down, too.

Now he was sitting there, our tiny little Bub, his head deeply hunched between his shoulders, so lonely, so sad in a world which seemed to consist, at least for him, of only a soap bubble and a  surrounding sky… a soap bubble, just big enough so that he could extend his legs and a sky so dark that Bub couldn´t even see it!

Later on Bub, exhausted from the  screaming and fear, tried to find a cosy way to sleep in his bubble, which was not so easy because of its size. But to be honest, it was quite comfortable as the bubble was elastic and fitted wonderfully to his little body´s shape. By the way, modern bed designers should think about it, instead of filling beds with water which makes you feel sick as soon as you move!

Bub was just about to close his eyes when all at once he saw a big light in the darkness, a light which came from a big, yellow shining ball, which hung in the sky, not so far away from him.

(next instalment on Thursday 15th January 2009)

By Miki


January 12, 2009 - Posted by | Art, books, Cafe L'Arte, Cafe Literati, literature, Miki's Paintings, Miki's Tale Bubble Boy, women, writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Lovely!
    Will comment more later as I have a hospital appointment this morning so back this afternoon…

    Comment by viv66 | January 12, 2009

  2. What I like so much about Bubble Boy is that I can’t second guess where it’s going. I’m one of those horribly annoying people who guess(silently these days) what’s going to happen in a film or book and am usually right, and that’s because the spark of originality seems to be very small these days. I’ve fallen off my chair only a very few times in the last ten years when a book or a film has taken a turn I didn’t see coming( One scene in LA confidential and right at the end of Joanne Harris’ Gentlemen and Plays. Oh and before that, the very last page of Villette by one of the Brontes)
    But I cannot guess what is going to happen next and I like it!
    Hospital appointment didn’t happen. I, being blonde, had somehow got the date wrong and turned up a full 25 hours early. Oh and I can diss blondes; I am one! I know the whole thing is stupid but it’s better than saying I had a senior moment!

    Comment by viv66 | January 12, 2009

  3. Oh and about beds? Memory foam should do the trick. i agree about water beds..never could fathom why they’re supposed to be so sexy?

    Comment by viv66 | January 12, 2009

  4. I always worried about the combination of a water bed and an electric blanket – one could wake up one morning and find yourself poached….
    Miki: this story has so much charm, and the illustrations have a lovely “otherworldly” quality to them.

    Comment by kevmoore | January 12, 2009

  5. poached?
    Gosh you are either a real optimist or obsessed by food…

    Comment by viv66 | January 12, 2009

  6. One thing is certain Viv: Kevin is a REAL optimist!
    Obsessed by food? No, but he certainly loves good food… and me too! We always deeply enjoy our romantic dinners by candle light, every evening… and all the choco stuff , after, while we are watching some film or series, too!
    Thanks for the great comment about Bubble boy. The other day i had a nice comment too, in French, somebody who after the second image was imagining how the story goes on. It was so funny, so different from my own story, I loved it!
    At that point it would have been interesting for me to hear some different versions… even now, I would be curious which kind of stories the readers imagine…

    Comment by Miki | January 12, 2009

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