Alephael and Belarael ran into each other in a celestial hallway. Belarael waved and was about to simply walk on, when Alephael took him by the sleeve.
“I just created a new fruit on Earth!”
“Congratulations, Aleph! You certainly keep busy.”
“I’m calling it cherry. I tasted it myself – it’s delicious, if I may say so.”
“Well done, man!”
“Humans will love it. Not to mention birds. And it’s quite healthy as well. Lots of vitamins.”
Belarael gave him a good long stare right in the face.
“Why are you looking at me like that, Bela?”
“It won’t take me long to develop a pest for your cherries. You know that, I suppose.”
“Don’t worry, Aleph, old chap! Can’t make it too easy for those humans, can you? There’s got to be at least one thistle in every field. Says so in the manual.”
And gave Alephael a parting slap on the back as he went on merrily towards his lab.
– Niebla (© 2022)
Guten Tag, Johannes! I saw your name in my email – it’s nice to see your name and read a post from you. I hope you are well! Lynn and I are well; he’s 69 and retired 3 years; I’m 64 and retiring this June (I’ll have turned 65). We have two daughters and their families are close by; 5 grandsons. One grandson is 7, one is 4, two are twins and turn 4 in June, and one turns 2 a day before my Birthday. When we get together we’re exhausted afterwards. The one family w/twins lived w/us for 2 months last summer and that was fun but also very challenging. I’m on Facebook but nothing else, really. You? I’ll have to read more of your posts! Gayle