Flabbyio (The Boy With The Multiple Chins)
By: Abigail B.
North Carolina, Age 12
Once upon a cheezeburger , there was a large boy. His name was Pinnochio, but thatĂs BEFORE he was turned into a real boy. As you can probably tell, after being a puppet for most of his life, being a real boy means he tended to overeat. After Geppeto was nearly eaten out of house-and-home, Geppeto changed PinnochioĂs name to Flabbyio. ThatĂs not the worst part, though. Flabbyio was back to his old habits of lying. See for yourself:
One day when Flabbyio had been sneakinĂ Kookies from the Kookie Jar, Gepetto caught Šem.
˘Flabbyio,÷ He said, looking distraught, ˘have you been sneakinĂ Kookies again?÷.
˘Oh, No, sir. I would never do a thing like dat!÷ exclaimed Flabby, through a mouthful of crumbs.
*POOP!* (FlabbyĂs fairy changes her entrance every day, today it was a loud *POP!* and a cloud of acrid gray smoke that accompanied her.)
˘HAVE YOU BEEN LYINĂ AGAIN?!÷ She wheezed through the smoke.
˘CanĂt you go ŠpoofĂ and appear through a wisp of scented pink haze like the other faeries?÷ asked Flabby impatiently.
˘LOOK HERE SON!÷ Roared the Good Fairy (apparently not all Good Fairies are good-lookinĂ.)
˘IĂM JUST HERE TO CLEAN UP YERĂ MESS!÷
And with another *POP* Flabby gained another chin. (FlabbyĂs fairy was sick of the nose-thing, for one, there are a lot of nose-pickers in this world YUCK!) and with a *POP* she left, leavinĂ a foul cloud of smoke in her wake.
˘Great,÷ said Flabb, ˘just great!÷
˘Well if yaĂ hadnĂt a lied, yaĂ wouldnĂt be in this mess,÷ said Gepetto. This of course, was true.
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Every time Flabby lied, *SQUISH!* (or *BLAM*, or *PERSKEEP* or *PLOOPO* ect.) another chin appeared. On and on this process went, until poor Flabbyio gained a yard of double chins. Only then did he learn his lesson. PromisinĂ to stop lyinĂ anĂ keep his chins up, Flabby asked his Fairy to remove her curse.
Too bad for Flabby. She didnĂt know the counter curse. Flabby got Diabetes and eventually died.