Trap

Carl here.

I guess it all started with the dream. In it I was sleeping covered by a huge, steaming pancake, instead of a blanket. Naturally, I woke with a craving for flapjacks. No one was around to fulfill my culinary needs, so I thought I’d do it myself. How hard could it be?

I set about collecting the likely ingredients: sardines, olives, brown sugar, and a chocolate cake mix. I dumped everything into a pan, but I needed something to use for blending. That’s when things turned against me in the form of a booby-trap.

Fortunately, it wasn’t long before famous author, Robert Hansen came home and untangled me. He apologized for the “inadvertent snare” (his words). I forgave him and asked him to join me for pancakes.

I’m not sure why he declined.  

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Fashion

Carl could never be called “a slave to fashion,” but he did quite like the hat he found in the kitchen.

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Ode to the Peeps

Two.

One.

One half.

They were all gone. All the Peeps had disappeared. Carl’s profound sadness compelled him to write, Ode to the Peeps:

Oh Peeps, my peeps, where have you gone?

Oh Peeps, my Peeps, I write you this song

Of mourn

Some claim you’re hidden far, far away

Come Easter you’ll return, that’s what they say

Of lesser forlorn

Until then I’ll wait, and try not to cry

Hope is a light, not a finale bye-bye

Of a lamb newborn

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Peeps Counting Ability

There are a couple of things at which peeps aren’t skilled. One of them is counting. Despite that, the squishy little fellows sensed that their numbers were decreasing. As one would expect, panic ensued.

This leads us to the second peep deficiency—the ability to make good hiding decisions, as you will see from the following photos.

Perching on the toaster worked well until a nearby movement scared them and the dove inside the slots.

The next smoothie seemed a bit sweeter than usual.

Pretending to be candle flames was quite ingenious. But, when we had a nighttime power outage…. Well, I suppose you can guess.

One peep had a unique approach—blending in with his environment—supposedly.

All in all, the peep population continued to decrease. The cause? Still to be determined.

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Peeps and Poor Counting Ability

There are a couple of things at which peeps aren’t skilled. One of them is counting. Despite that, the squishy little fellows sensed that their numbers were decreasing. As one would expect, panic ensued.

This leads us to the second peep deficiency—the ability to make good hiding decisions, as you will see from the following photos.Image

Perching on the toaster worked well until a nearby movement scared them and the dove inside the slots.Image

The next smoothie seemed a bit sweeter than usual.Image

Pretending to be candle flames was quite ingenious. But, when we had a nighttime power outage…. Well, I suppose you can guess.Image

One peep had a unique approach—blending in with his environment.

All in all, the peep population continued to decrease. The cause? Still to be determined.

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Peeps to the Rescue

At first Carl didn’t know all the advantages of being famous and having an entourage. This became clearer a few days ago. Carl and his friend, Pip, were minding their own business when they were attacked by Carl’s arch-enemy, Snarl. When help was needed, the peeps were quick to the rescue.

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Peeps

Carl has become so popular while promoting my book, The Five Names, that he now has peeps. This first photograph shows Carl, and his peeps, as my Corgi dramatizes a portion of my book through the perspective of Inkie, the main character. (The theater-in-the-round seemed to be the appropriate seating arrangement.)

Carl confessed to me that he’s not entirely certain what peeps are supposed to do, but he assumed that becoming familiar with great literature is on the mandatory list.

I believe the peeps are somewhat in the dark as well, based on the second photo. These yellow ones were in the process or bring Carl a spoon in case he wanted butterscotch pudding. Their efforts were misguided since Carl only eats vanilla pudding.

 

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