This cautionary tale (280 characters) is for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales. If you don’t know who the Groke is, you ought to. Go straight away to the bookshop and buy a copy of one of Tove Jansson’s Moomin stories.
Photo by Leirdal at Pixabay.com
The Groke sat so still her great bulk made not even a ripple on the lake’s surface. She had spat out the boat part but she still had terrible stomach ache. The juicy part inside was tasty enough, but the rubber waders and the fishing tackle were playing havoc with her digestion.
14 thoughts on “Twittering Tales: Takeaways”
Well poor old Groke! Serves it right for swallowing things whole! 😜
She’s a most misunderstood creature.
I had to look up Groke, but your story made me laugh. I wonder if there’s a monster antacid for creatures who over do it? 😉
I’m sure Moominmama has something appropriate in the cupboard. A little birch bark syrup maybe.
Oh yes, of course. 😉
Moominmama is another of my heroines.
Oh I love the Moomins. I’ll have to figure out where I packed those books now. (K)
I imagined Tove Jansson would appeal to you. The Moomns have never lost their magic for me, and I think that knowing the background to the stories and a bit about the life of Tove Jansson has only made them more special.
Ha ha ha. Just read up on the Groke and saw a pic. She’s so cute 🙂
She’s terrifying! When you’re seven anyway 🙂