Friday, April 26, 2013

Winston the Whiny Walrus


Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

 The ABCs of Behavior and Emotions



Winston the Whiny Walrus

“I’m too hot,” Winston wailed. He heaved himself up and flipped over to sun his other side.

A few minutes later, he whistled a sigh and flopped back again. “This is the hottest day ever in the history of the world.”

“Get in the water, Winston.”

“What? Who said that?” Winston wanted to lift his head and look but he was too weary.

“It’s me, Wilhelmina. Quit whining and get in the water.” Wilhelmina was Winston’s wife, and although she considered herself happily wed, she did get weary of Winston’s whining from time to time.

“Fine.” Winston flipped and flopped to the edge of the rock and heaved his bulk into the bay. Seconds later he came to the surface, snorting and blowing water every which way. “It’s too fricking cold out here,” he wailed.

“Then get back on the rock, Winston.”

He did as he was told. Soon he found something else to complain about, but he was too lazy to actually look and see what the problem was. “Ouch,” he wailed. “Something bit me.”

“Turn over, Winston. You’re resting on a sharp rock.”

Wilhelmina then rolled her eyes and threw herself into the bay. She went for a long, long swim and never came back.

Winston continued to wail and whine, even though no one was there to listen. And so it goes.

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9 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

I am so enjoying your theme this year Patricia, another good one.

Yvonne.

Amy Jarecki said...

Poor Winston!

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - And so the truth of the saying, 'Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry alone,' I suppose. I've met my share of Winstons in my life and I've always had the urge to dive into the water and swim far away from them myself...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nobody likes a whiner.

lizy-expat-writer said...

No - I went off his the minute I saw Whiney. Can't stand Whiney, I uses to banish my kids till they could ask with a smiley face.

Julie Flanders said...

LOL who can blame Wilhelmena? Nothing worse than a whiner. :D

Melanie Schulz said...

Great story! Wilhelmena had Way more patience than I Would have.

LD Masterson said...

Sadly (or happily, depending on your POV), Winston will probably be a happy whiner even with no one to hear him. In fact, now he can whine about the fact that there's no one to hear him. Whiners do that sort of thing.

E.J. Wesley said...

Sleeping on a sharp rock... I had a bed that felt like that once! :)