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The Ground Is Lava

The kids crawled all over the playground.

“Who’s It?”

“Jimmy is!”

“The ground’s lava! If you touch it, you’re It!”

Tamara thought being It might be fun. So she went to one of the ladders, took a deep breath, and hopped down…

Lava burns. A lot. But she died painlessly.


“Huh. It was dead.”

“Told you. What do we do with it now?”

“Bring it to a scientist? That’s what you’re supposed to do with aliens, right?”

“Do you know any scientists? Any that survived, I mean.”

“Good point. Let’s just burn it, I guess.”

The invaders saw the smoke.

It Runs on Anything

“Wow, that thing’s huge!”

“It’s my latest invention!”

“Very cool.”

“I’m really proud of it. It can burn almost anything as a fuel source. Gas, wood, flour, cigarette butts, human flesh…”

“How about this mud?”

“It’ll run on mud, yep.”

“That’s so awesome. What does it do?”

“…It burns things.”

Editor’s Note: This story is based on a call on Twitter for a noun, an adjective, and a verb. @mochrie_rocks responded with mud, huge, and run.

Tell Us a Story

“Tell us a story, Grampa!”

“Alright, kids! Once there was an old man with fourteen grandchildren. He was a grumpy man, so he took all their toys away and burned them. The End.”

“Thanks for the story, Grampa! Can we play dolls now?”

“Sorry, Susie. It was a true story.”