Tale 1: A Day In The Park
Episode 1:22 Cold Hard Pixie Dust

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Episode 1:22

After settling in and pulling a pair of aviator goggles from the dark recesses of his backpack, Meldwyn starts plugging quarters into the slot in the rocket’s coin box. As the rocket starts to rock and tilt, Meldwyn continues to plug quarters in. The rocket begins to rumble and little Timmy turns his attention from the spiders crawling on the sidewalk to Meldwyn and the energized rocket. Fueled on sugar and curiosity, he starts dancing from foot to foot and jabbering at Meldwyn over the increasing din.

T...”Whoa! Whatcha doing mister?”
M...”Powering up for take off.”
T... “Lila, my sister says this rocket can’t really fly.”
T...”She said it’s not real. She said there’s no fuel.”
T...”Yeah. She says it would be difficult to create sufficient thrust to sustain flight without a booster rocket anyway.”
M...”You ever seen Peter Pan?
T...”Only like a gazillion times!”
M...”So you’ve heard of pixie dust?”
T...”Yeah but Lila says it’s not real either. Why, d’ya got some?”
M...”Yep, $27.50 in cold hard pixie dust. I figure about 110 times the normal price should do it, just like NASA and the Air Force. If they can make the B2 fly, I figure I got a shot. Stand back kid, it’s rock and roll time.” Meldwyn had always wanted to say that out loud.
T...”But Lila says....”
M...”Little Dude, please tell Lila to take her nose out of those stuffy old science books and grow an imagination. This is a f-u-c-k-i-n-g cartoon man, anything can happen.”

The rocket’s rumble turns into a roar and the intense vibration sends a not unpleasant sensation deep into Meldwyn’s lower shakras. Meldwyn smiles like the happiest idiot on planet earth and tries not to tinkle in his favorite green polyester pants as he begins the countdown.

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