by Michael A. Kechula
government official visited the orphanage,
all the children were lined up for inspection. As
the official passed each child, he asked,
What do you want to be someday?
said a girl, so I can help sick people.
Youre very kind and thoughtful.
The next kid
Well always need brave police officers to
approached Billy. And what do you want to
Why a pizza?
loves me. But everybody loves pizza.
a lunatic! said the official to the
orphanage director. No sense squandering
taxpayer money on the likes of him. Abandon him
in the forest.
The director removed
Billys ORPHAN T-shirt. He gave Billy a new
one with larger letters that read, LUNATIC.
on a helicopter, they took him to a
Billy awoke when a fluffy tail tickled his face.
a lunatic? asked a chipmunk, pointing
to Billys T-shirt.
it's somebody who wastes tax payers money.
else are you, besides a lunatic?
But I wanna be a pizza.
kinda pizza do you wanna be?
you came to the right place, the chipmunk
said. Stand under that magic tree.
When Billy was
under the tree, the chipmunk chanted strange words.
In seconds, Billy changed into a freshly baked
whistled to his relatives. As they raced toward
him, he shouted, Look what we have.
the relatives. Pepperoni Pizza!
each chipmunk loudly affirmed its undying love
finally loved, Billy mused, as a cute girl-chipmunk
sank her razor-sharp teeth into the last morsel.