Inspired by Narnia, this is a story about Little Timmy and how he had an adventure in his parents’ kitchen oven.

One day, Little Timmy woke up believing his parents weren’t home, but really they were just sleeping in because they dug into the cabinet the night before. Little Timmy wanted to play, but since he had been a bad boy his parents had taken all his toys away the day before. Not knowing what to do, Little Timmy went into the kitchen. He saw the cabinet his parents had dug into last night but couldn’t reach the contents therein, thank God.

So, still bored, Little Timmy opened the oven and crawled inside. In here, he saw naught but black, black as black as pitch, and shook his head, wishing there was something more interesting in here. But when he closed his eyes, an image did stir in his mind, and suddenly an elf was there beckoning him to follow. Little Timmy obeyed and the elf led him through a dark tunnel until they emerged into a field of broken appliances. Here, in this bright and beautiful field with the sun smiling above, there were broken dishwashers, fridges, microwaves, and every domestic appliance a little boy can dream of. Wondering why this was so, Little Timmy asked the elf just that: “Why are all these broken appliances here in this wonderful field?”

The elf answered, “Because this is Broken Appliance Land where all broken appliances go once no one no longer wants them.”

Amazed by this truth, Little Timmy began to explore. He explored so excitedly it were as if the elf was no longer there, but he was still watching. Little Timmy found a freezer that led into a museum, a dishwasher that led into a zoo, and decided to enter an oven that led him back into his own kitchen because he saw his parents there and missed them.

When he crawled out of the oven, he heard the elf wishing him goodbye, and his parents kissed and hugged him.


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