A short tale

for the Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Explore.





00Little Max climbed onto a stool to reach the tin, took out took out a couple of biscuits covered in chocolate buttons and put them in his pocket for the journey, for Max was going to explore the jungle.

As there were probably some dangerous animals there he’d need a big stick to fend them off,  so he fetched a bamboo cane from the garden shed.

He remembered hearing something about rain in forests so he’d need his boots to keep his feet dry, and in case it was hot he’d better borrow that paper fan that Mummy bought back from Spain last year.

All he needed now was a fellow traveller but sister Sophie was a bit too grown up and always laughed when he planned his adventures, but Eddy the teddy hadn’t been out the house for ages so he decided to take him.

Max wasn’t quite sure which way the jungle was, but it was probably beyond the fence at the bottom of the garden among those trees that always looked dark and mysterious. 

“I thought we could all go to play on the swings and get an ice cream”  shouted Daddy from the window and suddenly all thoughts of a trip to the jungle were forgotten!


Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.









35 thoughts on “A short tale

  1. Sadje Aug 19, 2021 / 10:13

    You have written it from a child’s perspective and it’s so sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Chris Hall Aug 19, 2021 / 10:46

    Back to safety! I was getting worried for Max and Eddy the Teddy in the jungle beyond the fence… Nice one, Keith.

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  3. Doug Jacquier Aug 19, 2021 / 13:51

    Bugger. I was looking forward to the adventure in the jungle, with the possibility of Max playing Pooh sticks in a stream or finding Tigger.

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  4. UP Aug 19, 2021 / 14:10

    I like the perspective of this and a good job!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frank Hubeny Aug 19, 2021 / 17:28

    Eddy is a great name for a Teddy Bear. I like how the jungle could be found where things are dark and mysterious.

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  6. messymimi's meanderings Aug 20, 2021 / 01:21

    Awww! What a great story. Yes, an adventure with Daddy is worth putting off getting out of the yard and possibly into trouble.

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  7. GirlieOnTheEdge Aug 20, 2021 / 01:26

    I love your children’s stories, Keith! They flow along taking us here and there and ultimately leave us smiling 🙂 So well done.

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  8. dyannedillon Aug 20, 2021 / 04:30

    I love this! What’s funny is that I am doing a Rain Forest unit at preschool as we speak! Any one of those kiddos would give up an adventure for ice cream, too!

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  9. Romi Aug 20, 2021 / 05:05

    I like this story. Ice cream is more enticing than an adventure in the jungle. 🙂

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  10. Susan St.Pierre Aug 20, 2021 / 14:19

    The adventure will not go away. It’s simply on hold. And Eddy, can easily keep it a secret! Wonderful!

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  11. Annalisa Crawford Aug 20, 2021 / 15:21

    Lovely story. Reminds me of my youngest – he would have got into so much mischief when he was little if it weren’t for the temptation of ice-cream!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 21, 2021 / 15:40

      They’ll always stop for an ice cream! I still do! Thanks so much Annalisa.


  12. The Atomic Mage Aug 20, 2021 / 20:17

    Brilliantly told tale, Keith. Puts you right into the mind, world and adventurous spirit of a child.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Liz H Aug 21, 2021 / 23:07

    Every kid knows…be prepared, stay flexible, and always, ALWAYS go with the best offer!
    Delightful Six!

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