January 26, 2012

Tofu

One in a series of extemporaneous bedtime stories told to K.

There was once a man who went on a long flight into space. He had no reason for doing this, other than that he was bored, and sadly he was even more bored in space, which consisted mainly of nothing.

One day he noticed a nice little planet and decided to get out and stretch his legs. A group of half-naked human-like creatures ran through the fields eating nuts and berries and cavorting like they were at a sixties rock festival.

Some of the women were cute, and he figured he might see some action, given that he was an interstellar traveler with a slick-looking space ship. However, as he approached the group, he noticed that the women all smelled like left-over tofu buried for months in the back of a refrigerator.