Monkey Business


Image from Bluebells Book Short Story Slam Week 7


“Welcome in mister! If you love bananas then we both love bananas!” said Wanda the Monkey.

“Consider yourself blessed to be in Wanda’s Banana Café!”

“It’s heavenly in here with banana coconut cream pie, banana rum cake, banana muffins, banana oatmeal cookies, banana fritters, banana chocolate chips, banana pancake, banana nut bread, banana strawberry doughnut, banana milk loaf, banana stuffed French toast, banana ice cream, banana split, banana balls, banana squares, banana chips, banana power shake, banana grape wine, banana hazelnut frappe…”

“And not just those yummy treats, we have banana journal, banana bag, banana mug, banana pens and banana accessories. All my friends here in the jungle love them!”

“So what do you like mister? I can serve it here while you listen to really cool banana music or you can bring home some for your family or if you want to have fun in the beach, there’s a banana boat as well!”

“Ahem, I’m not here for some bananas. I am looking for Wanda,” said the mister.

“But you must try the bananas. These are baked and made with love. Wait, you are looking for Wanda? I am Wanda, the monkey who loves banana.”

“Oh you are Wanda. Lucky, lucky Wanda!”

“An anonymous benefactor is giving you a big house in the city, a limousine, and lots of money! But on one condition, you should never eat or touch banana again.”

“Not eat banana? Not touch banana? A big house, a limousine, and lots of money in exchange of banana? My, my, somebody is going bananas!”

“Ahhh, yummy banana walnut cake!” Wanda is smiling with satisfaction to her another masterpiece. After all, there’s so much love in it.

“Welcome in mister! If you love bananas then we both love bananas!”

Banana boating with my family!

Enjoy the day everyone!


24 Responses to “Monkey Business”

  1. This was lots of fun! Loved reading it! The “Mister” makes me think of the man in the yellow hat and the monkey wanda of Curious George(ia)!

    Geat job!

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  2. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Loved it! That Wanda certainly had a banana fixation, I wonder what Freud would interpret it as!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you for appreciating! Yup would love to hear what Freud has to say on this one. Monkeys are supposed to be ruled by Id but looks like Wanda’s personality is dominated by Super ego — interesting 😉

  3. lovely, thanks for the treat.


  4. Debbie Says:

    I love your stories! 🙂 Thank you so much for writing and inspiring and teaching all at once, in that beautiful Rea way!
    love you!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you so much Deb for appreciating. Don’t laugh if I told you I prayed for a monkey story. I am learning a lesson before the story is told 😉

  5. Wonderful! A brilliant take on the prompt! Having what you love is always more important that the world’s riches—- kudos! 🙂

  6. This is a cute story with a great message. I like the picture of your family, too. 🙂


    • bendedspoon Says:

      Theresa I got to take the picture before we headed off to enjoy the waves, fun — and special when with family! How can I give up the banana? 😉 Hugggs 🙂

  7. The children will love this one. Well done, Bendedspoon!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      My kiddos ensured that I do not forget their favorite banana chips and banana fritters. — and so they read with a smile. Blessings to you 🙂

  8. ~L Says:

    🙂 ….big smile!

  9. thingy Says:

    What a positive and happy write! : )

  10. Ravenblack Says:

    Enjoyed this. When you are doing what you love and sharing the joy of it, you wouldn’t want to sacrifice it for anything. 🙂

  11. danroberson Says:

    Making a choice between doing something you love and receiving wealth is not really a choice at all. Wanda made a wise choice and she’ll be happy. Enjoyed your story.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Not a choice at all but oftentimes we give up what we really love to do to give way to what we think we ‘must’ do. I am happy for Wanda and for everyone who embraced what they truly love. Blessings to you and enjoy your moments 🙂

  12. mish Says:

    Fun piece … and interesting play on words to get the message across … smart one !

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