"Mama," my eight-year-old son said. "Where does jelly come from?"
Since my brain was a little fried from attempting to write synopsis's for five of my manuscripts, I gave him this brilliant answer: "Jelly comes from jelly trees. Four times a year gobs of jelly squirt out and are collected by Keebler elves. (Keebler is a brand of cookies, and elves are their mascot, in case you're not from the USA.) The elves put the jelly in jars, ship them to your local supermarket, and then you buy it. Okay?"
Bubba gave me a sideways look. "Mama, that's not right."
"Why isn't that right?"
"Because Keebler has nothing to do with jelly. It's Smuckers (a jelly-making company in the USA)."
Oh. I had to think quickly. "Well, Keebler sells the rights to Smuckers, so Smuckers can put its name on the label. Then everybody lives happily ever after. The end."
Bubba laughed. "Mama, you're crazy!"
I can't argue with that!
LOL That's pretty quick thinking!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend. Good luck with all the synopses!
Thanks! I think writing synopsis's are harder than writing the manuscripts!Delete
I know where jam comes from – The Hurricane's kitchen. Marmalade comes from there, too. Then people chase her and beg to give her money in exchange for a little jar of jam or marmalade.ReplyDelete
She must make good jam!Delete
She does! Blueberry cinnamon is the best.Delete
Hmmm - jam. Not a fan of jelly, but I did like the idea of Jelly Trees.ReplyDelete
We like both jam and jelly over here, but I think I prefer jam as well.Delete
Ah! We know where Bubba gets that imagination of his!! :)ReplyDelete
Um, his dad? ;)Delete
Haha..I don't think I could have given a fast response to that question. I see Smuckers Goober Peanut butter and jelly in the supermarket here. I guess they are packed by elves too? :)) Have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
I'm sure they are! ;) I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend as well!Delete
I knew that! Facepalm! lolReplyDelete
*LOL* Now I want to grow a jelly tree.ReplyDelete
You can find them at your local nursery. ;)Delete
Have to watch the fine print on those back room deals hahaReplyDelete
Ha! They can be pretty tricky!Delete
Great story, here what you call Jelly we call Jam.ReplyDelete
There's actually a slight difference between the two. Jelly is more gelled, like Jell-O. Jam has a slightly thinner consistency and sometimes contains pieces of fruit. I prefer jam.Delete
Harvesting the jelly might get to be a sticky situation~ReplyDelete
Ha! That's why it only happens four times a year. ;)Delete
That quick response show why you're a writer. As vivid as my imagination is, I couldn't have come up with something that good and that quickly.:)ReplyDelete
;o) I've had lots of practice telling stories!Delete
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Quick thinking. lol.ReplyDelete
Sometimes I amaze myself!Delete
Writing synopses can make anybody a little loopy. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Five are a little tough, especially when the manuscripts aren't in final form!Delete
LOL! Love your answer. I could never be that creative whenever my brain feels fried!ReplyDelete
I think it's kind of like how you get a little slap happy when you're over-tired!Delete