Cookie Monster and the Incredible Shrinking Man

Cookie Monster and the Incredible Shrinking Man

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

a recurring nightmare.

"
It's a funny nightmare for a grown woman. She used to like Grover, running from one end of the living room to the back end of the kitchen, "Here!" she would exclaim, and touch the cupboard and run back. Whatever it was that cookie monster did to end up in her nightmares, she cannot remember. Only one day, he travelled there, and took up residence, deep in her psyche. He is entrenched. Enter the Incredible Shrinking Man -- an old black and white movie she used to watch on WDIV Duluth TV. It scared the hell out of her, especially the part where he had to fight the spider. Mix the two together in the mind of a 5 year old and you have a recipe for a recurring nightmare that has spanned nearly forty years:

"Yum yum, me gonna get some,
 A bite of that little one --
 use my shrink ray gun".
 
 Zip zap it's all done,
 now I am tiny,
 can't you see?
 "Somebody help me!
 way down here,
 right by the plug,
 yes that's me,
 I'm Grover;
 no bigger
 than a bug!"
 
 Big blue hands reach
 from above me --
 "No please!"
 And just like that,
 it's all over
 no more Grover,
 that Cookie Monster,
 he's insane,
 He just flushed me

                          down
                               the
                                    drain.

    

 



© 2016 Lyn Anderson



Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
If you didn't think I was whacked before, you may think so now. :)

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I love your whimsy and imagination KL.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks. Yeah, it's that point when you wake up and think, wow, what a cool dream, I gotta write that.. read more
jane7z

3 Years Ago

That's write gotta get it out as it overflows from our twisted brains
Still don't think you're crazy but your imagination spans seas farther than mine. :) lovely write

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

I can't believe I missed this review. Thanks Kai, give yourself another twenty years or so ...
Witty, intelligent, well written, good read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much. Given what you write, I am pretty pleased with that review.
Great poem KL! Very witty! Thanks for sharing it!

-CW

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

thanks a lot. glad you enjoyed.
This is a very creative plot for a science fiction movie. What if outer space aliens hit us with a shrink ray from orbit shrinking all of us to the size of bugs? Then the invasion of the giant aliens would begin as they vacuum up millions of us into cages to be sent to their home planet for medical experiments. We'd be fighting aliens, birds, frogs, rodents, and spiders in our quest for survival.

Posted 3 Years Ago


I know one shouldn't laugh at the misfortune of others but how can I not laugh when you put it this way?
a delightful read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Wow, talk about covering all the bases...this is very much a showcase for you platter of talents as a writer. It's funny how nightmares work that way...this story put me in mind of the current Easter events...my God those life-size bunnies can be frightening...I don't know how I've never gotten nightmares from them before...not that I haven't had recurring nightmares in my life, usually involving fictional characters. This is a different side to your writing for sure, but just remember that we're writers...we're all whacked on some level ;)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Omg...well...that is the gift of a writer as talented as you...you have me creeped out and amused at the same time :) x

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Well thank you, considering how much I dig your stuff, I take that as a great compliment.
Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Years Ago

Always my pleasure hon and thank you! x
Nicely written scary reoccurring dream! I am not a physiologist so I can't help you there. The heart and mind is certainly a deep well of many hurts and fears that writers bleed out through there pen. Lovely write!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Fear of shrinking. I am sure the subliminal meaning behind it would be analyzed as fear of being min.. read more
Bahahaha! I really shouldn't laugh at your recurring nightmare but it's amazing what the mind can conjure up sometimes! This is a fun read, yet clearly frightening at the same time. Definitely felt like I was in the mind of a 5 year old. Great write, my dear! xo (:

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much. It actually is funny now. I have two that have stuck with me from childhood, and thi.. read more
Madalyn Beck

3 Years Ago

Send a read request my way! I'd love to read that one as well. I'm playing catch up from over the we.. read more

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