The rusty Studebaker rolled off the cracked pavement onto the dirt, finally creaking to a stop after 856 miles.
We logged a good day, he thought as he saw the sun quickly disappear over the blue ridge.
Kermit, a short and diligent fella, shifted “Bessie” into ‘Park’ and climbed down from his modified driver’s seat. His skinny legs were long enough to work the brake and the accelerator but his torso was understandably squat and he needed the booster seat to see above the dashboard.
He was, afterall, a frog.
His passenger, a bear, was snoring loudly with his mouth agape. Fozzie was still completely unaware that they had stopped for the night.
Kermit looked around the campsite. In the growing darkness, he spotted a clearing to the right and a large oak tree a few feet to the left.
This will be fine.
Then he heard it.
Splish… Splash!… A small splash followed by another splash… The unmistakable sound (to a frog) of a fish jumping out of the water to catch unsuspecting bugs at dusk.
His stomach grumbled as he hopped toward the sounds and the grey boulder that sat half in the water and half onshore, the perfect reptilian dining spot.
He licked his lips and readied his tongue.
With a flash, it grabbed a passing mosquito and recoiled with the delicious meal wrapped tight.
Mmm… delicious! Kermit reached out and caught another and then another. Dinner. I haven’t had fresh flies in ages – nothing but fast food off the highway.
Fast food for a frog means leaning your head out the window and catching whatever zooms by. Not exactly a civilized way to eat.
After a long day in the car, this was the perfect treat – to a frog.
This was a quick piece for Write on Edge. The assignment: write about a fictional road trip in 300 words. I went with the first thing I could think of which was Kermit. I seem to be channeling alot of Kermit and his awesome excited arms lately. You know where he goes YAAYYYY!!!!
OK that’s all I got.
Have a great weekend all!
And for your viewing pleasure, here’s one of my favorite videos of all time. From The Muppet Movie: Movin’ Right Along.