#615 – Or, The Easy Way

Or, the Easy Way
And this is why robots should never be given hatchets.

This doodle was inspired by my clever, creative nephew Cole.  He’s been doing some creative writing on hit friends’ and familys’ facebook walls and he wrote a story for me.  Here’s what he wrote:

Once upon a time, there was a professional super genius named Samuel Kent, and he could do almost anything. One slow day, he was at work being a genius, and was very bored. He decided that he was going to draw; not an uncommon activity for Samuel. You see, he could also draw anything that he pleased. He decided to draw two robots, ping and pong, I believe they were called, to come do his work for him. As soon as he finished, he heard an odd springing sound coming from the other room. He went to go check it out, and after several minutes of not finding anything, gave up. Before he got back to his room, however, the noise slowly faded out. When he went back to his room, his work was done, just like was shown in his picture! He was astonished, believing that he had the power to draw something to life, similar to the main character of the Inkheart series, but with drawing. He tested it out several more times; each time, it proved to be true. After discovering the ability, he used it quite often. He did things like draw breakfast on his plate, leave the room, and come back in and eat it. One day, he decided to test his ability; instead of driving to work, he drew himself sitting at his desk at work. He didn’t know quite how to make it kick in, but he tried leaving the room, like usual. Instead of going from the living room to the kitchen, however, he found himself going from the living room straight to the front door of his workplace! He was astounded at this, until about halfway through the day, when he went to the bathroom. What did he discover, but a bright orange line on his suit! He quickly hid it, and attempted to do the same for the rest of the day. When he went home, he found the picture where he had left it, but with orange crayon across his chest; one of his sons had found his picture! Realizing the potential danger in his power, Sam decided to not use it anymore for anything in the real world. Instead, he continued to draw mystical creatures doing odd tasks; comical pictures, and never of anything specific. I’d say that’s the end of this story, but I believe I see Ping and Pong cutting down a tree in my backyard!

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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