Sunday, March 21, 2010

Professor Snaglefoompus Meets Josie O'Gorman

Here is the second (and last) story I wrote as part of the "Professor Snaglefoompus in Ireland" series. In it, Professor Snaglefoompus meets Josie O'Gorman, a character from a few books I edited three or so years ago.


Explorer Snaglefoompus was very excited about exploring Ireland, and he decided that the first thing he should do was make a map of the country. He drew a circle for the airport, and a little dot for the place he was standing at.

Unfortunately, he took two steps away from the place where he was standing. That meant his location changed, which made his map incorrect. And that, sad to say, meant that he was officially lost.

As soon as Explorer Snaglefoompus realized this, he sat down and started crying for his mother. Most brave explorers don't cry when they get lost, but Mr. Snaglefoompus wasn't a brave exploerer; he was a brand-new explorer, and on the first day of his new job, he had gotten lost in a strange country where nobody knew him. So I really don't know if you can blame him for crying.

Fortunately, a kind girl named Josie O'Gorman saw Explorer Snaglefoompus crying. Josie was a detective-in-training whose father worked for the American Secret Service, and it was partly because of her that Professor Snaglefoompus became a detective. But of course, that's another story.

"Why are you crying?" Josie asked. She wasn't expecting to see other Americans on her trip to Ireland, much less full-grown men who were crying like babies.

"I'm lost!" Explorer Snaglefoompus said. "I was supposed to explore a country called Ireland, and now I don't know where I am!"

Josie was nice and explained to Mr. Snaglefoompus that he was in Ireland.

"I am? Yipee!" Mr. Snaglefoompus cheered. "That means I did discover Ireland! I'm the greatest explorer ever!"

"How did you discover Ireland?" Josie asked. "Everyone already knows about it."

"They do?" Mr. Snaglefoompus asked.

"Of course they do," Josie laughed.

"Darn," Mr. Snaglefoompus said. "I guess that means I'm not the greatest explorer ever, after all."

So Josie O'Gorman and Mr. Snaglefoompus talked with each other for a while, and she ended up inviting him to the hotel where she was staying with her dad. And while Explorer Snaglefoompus may not have found a new country, he did find a new friend, which is just as good, if not better.


Roberta said...

awwwwwww, but that is so true!:)

快樂 said...