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Sully – 2022

Lazy Bum sleeps through an Earthquake

Andris the Lazy Bum snored soundly in his comfortable water bed. He was nestled in 5 layers of blankets, somehow oblivious to what was going on around him in the bedroom. It was 3 PM in the afternoon in the rural town of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the afternoon sun baked whichever poor soul had to mow the lawn at this time of day.

Suddenly, the ground started shaking violentely. Outside, the street was quivering like the surface of jello. It was an earthquake!

“Wake up, you Lazy Bum!” shouted Andris’s brother, Sully. The lights flickered on and off, as Sully smashed the light switch. “There’s an earthquake, get out of bed, you Lazy Bum!”

Andris the Lazy Bum snorted, and a snot bubble was inflated from his crusty nostril. “S-stop making fun of meee….” he snored. Sully, being the most ingenious person in the family, recognized that Andris was in his hibernating mode. Nothing could stop him from sleeping now, not even an earthquake.

Sully sprinted to the bathroom. The rest of his family was safely outside of the house, waiting for him to retreive his brother. What a Lazy Bum! thought Sully, as he filled a cup with freezing cold water. He sleeps all day and eats like a PIG! Sully raced back to the bathroom. The whole house was shaking on it’s foundation like it was constructed with toothpicks. It would collapse any minute!

WAKE UP!” Sully shouted, and dumped the cup of water on Andris’s head. It did little but make the Lazy Bum shiver.

Sully knew that it was worthless trying to wake up his worthless sibling. He raced downstairs and was outside, just before the house collapsed. “Hey!” Sully shouted. He could see Andris’s bed, it had survived! Then, the whole house exploded with the force of a miniature atomic bomb. Andris did not survive.


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