"Oh, I'm a blue Krawk, and I have the blues. Oh, I'm
a blue Krawk, and I have the blues. I don't have a harmonica, so I play the
kazoo!" sang Mrkrawk, and he gave a toot on his fire kazoo.
"Yeah yeah," squealed BabySmacks the Tonu. "Sing
"Aren't you sleepy yet?" said Mrkrawk.
"No. I wanna play some more!"
Mrkrawk often had to entertain his little sister
when their owner was away. BabySmacks was a baby Tonu. She would get into trouble
if she wasn't watched carefully. It was better to try to amuse her than to let
her seek out her own fun. Her idea of fun always ended in a big mess, like mud
pies, drawing on the walls or eating everything in the fridge. Something would
almost always get broken as well. She often got the midnight crazies. If a pet
doesn't get enough exercise during the day, their energy level peaks at midnight
and then they have to do something.
Mrkrawk looked around desperately for something
to entertain his sister. He spotted a Cybunny plushie that they hadn't played
"Look here, it's a cute little Cybunny plushie.
Won't you give it a hug?"
"Those are sooo BORING!" said BabySmacks.
"You are cute when you are angry," said Mrkrawk.
"Spppttt!" said BabySmacks, sticking out her
"Oh yeah, I forgot you don't like those. Well,
what do you want to do now, we already played with everything?"
"Let's have a midnight snack," suggested BabySmacks.
"Okay, how about some jelly. I think we have
a glowing one."
"Glowing Jelly? I don't think we should eat it.
It is glowing. That is just not right. Something weird will happen if you eat
it. I'll have another flavor."
"Oh well, it never made me sick. Sure it glows,
but that is what makes it fun." So Mrkrawk ate some glowing jelly, but BabySmacks
"Sing another song!" demanded BabySmacks.
Mrkrawk scanned the room for anything that might
offer a bit of inspiration. He spotted a jelly stamp. On the stamp's description
it said, It's midnight in Jelly World and not a soul is around.
"Oh, it's midnight in Jelly World and not a soul
is around. Yeah, it's midnight in Jelly World, you know, not a soul is around.
When the lights go down, we've got to get out of town!" sang Mrkrawk.
"Yeah! I like that!" said BabySmacks and she
began to laugh. Suddenly, she looked confused.
"Uh oh," said Mrkrawk. He knew what was coming
next and there was no way to avoid it.
"WHY? Why does no one go to Jelly World at night?"
"Um... because... it is dangerous!" sputtered Mrkrawk.
Mrkrawk knew he'd better just make something
up or this could last all night.
"Um, because there is a monster!"
"Ooh! What kind of a monster?" asked BabySmacks.
"A um... gelatin... a gelatin skeleton!"
"Haha! I'm not afraid of a skeleton. Let's go."
"But it's the middle of the night!" said Mrkrawk.
"Well duh, that is when the Gelatin Skeleton
comes out. I want to see it!"
"But I just made that up!" said Mrkrawk.
"Let's go anyway. You never let me go on adventures
* * *
So Mrkrawk and BabySmacks left for Jelly World, but it was kind of tricky to
get there. That is why not many pets went. Some pets refused to believe it even
existed. BabySmacks sang as they bounced down the road. Arriving at Jelly World
at night, they noticed that everything looked purple, just like on the Midnight
Jelly World Stamp.
"I wonder if everything tastes differently at
night?" asked BabySmacks and she took a bite of the jelly. "Mmm... grape! Jelly
World turns into grape at night!"
"Are you sure that it isn't still orange jelly,
but just looks purple at night?" said Mrkrawk.
"It really is grape," said BabySmacks.
Suddenly, everything began to shake... or at
least wobble. And something big was moving around in Jelly World.
Then they saw a sign appear in the air that
said "Something has happened!!! The Giant Jelly Monster is Coming!!!" "Hide,"
whispered Mrkrawk, but there really is nowhere to hide in Jelly World, because
everything is transparent.
"Fe Fi Fo Felly! I smell something, but it's
not jelly!" And a giant blob of jelly came blubbering towards them. It formed
two legs and two arms and swelled up enormously.
"I thought you said a Gelatin Skeleton came out
at night," said BabySmacks.
"Gelatin Skeleton? I can be that. I can be anything,
I am made of jelly!" said the monster, and with a slurping sucking sound, it
reformed itself into a skeleton shape.
"Eeek!" they screamed.
"And now I am going to teach you freeloaders
not to eat my jelly!" it blubbered.
"The jelly isn't yours! The Jelly Wocky said
we could take one a day," said Mrkrawk.
"Jelly Wocky? I've never heard of him! The sign
says 'Giant Jelly.' I am the Giant and that is MY jelly! I'll get you for this!"
"Run away!" squealed BabySmacks and they ran
from the Giant Jelly Monster who now looked like a Skeleton.
As they ran, everything wobbled around them,
making it hard to walk. As they ran, the monster began to throw pieces of himself
at them. He also pulled chunks off of the buildings to throw at them. Splat
Splat! They were covered with jelly, but it didn't hurt.
"This is fun!" said BabySmacks. She liked getting
"Thank goodness this is Jelly World and not Stone
World!" said Mrkrawk
"Dodge around!" said BabySmacks and they zigzagged.
The monster kept throwing chunks of itself at them.
"I think it is getting a little smaller each
time!" said Mrkrawk.
"Wait a minute, what flavor jelly is it?" asked
"Well, it's not glowing..."
"That works for me!" said BabySmacks and she
turned towards the monster. By now it wasn't much bigger than her. She gave
out a squeal and charged forward.
"Rrrraaar! I wanted a midnight snack, and now
I will have one!" Glomp, Gulp! And with that, the monster was gone.
"Mmm... coconut! Now I am so bloated!" she said.
"Well, you've seen the skeleton and now you've
eaten him. Aren't you sleepy yet?"
"No," said BabySmacks, "but let's go home anyway.
I'm getting bored."
"Arrrgh!" roared Mrkrawk.
They began to squish their way home, passing
some of the destroyed buildings that the monster had pulled chunks off of. Suddenly
one of the buildings started to collapse. Mrkrawk felt as if he was being buried
in jelly and cried out.
Then he awoke and he was on the couch, the covers
and cushions piled on top of him. It took a minute just to dig out.
"Wake up," squeaked BabySmacks, tossing another
cushion at him. "You fell asleep right in the middle of the story! You didn't
tell me what happens when it is midnight in Jelly World."
"Ugh, I don't want to know. I dreamed it... I
think.... are you sure it was a dream?" he groaned.
"You were having a nightmare. That's why you
shouldn't eat glowing jelly! I told you something weird would happen. You should
stick to eating strawberry jelly, like me."
"Ugh... whatever you do, don't say jelly!" said
"Jelly... jelly... jelly!" said BabySmacks.