Marvo The Magical Plumber

Marvo The Magical Plumber

Kobo ebook | July 16, 2014

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This short story, Marvo the magical plumber, inspired by Woody Allen, was written for an adult audience, (not that it contains anything sexual or violent), but it may also make a good children’s story. The problem could be and, it’s worse than those specific content problems ... if the child asks the adult to explain the word (words actually) ‘Abracadabra’ for instance, would ‘you’ be able to explain the meaning to that child? (that is the question ... ?). Abra-ca-d’abra is from the ancient Hebrew, and means ... ??? ... How do I know? Well, I was fascinated by it and just ‘had’ to know, so I looked it up (the meaning is fantastic!). The adults I told who aren’t into mumbo jumbo, all said, ‘I wouldn’t have bothered.’ and some said ‘you have too much time on your hands.’ But, lots of people say they want to save the world or have better lives, so, there’s a good starting step to understand and use (what does ‘save the world’ actually mean?)

If you are someone who believes in ‘work hard to pay the bills’, then you may probably have a hard time with the old ‘abra’, because it belongs in that wonderful world of ‘mumbo jumbo’ (it isn’t an instruction to an elephant). But, if you read the story and then decide to read it to your kid/s, you may have to explain it. Putting your paper down when you have been disturbed checking the all important football results and hearing ‘dad (or mum), can you please explain abracadabra to me?’ It’s of little use saying ‘go ask your mother.’
The Jewish faith has a saying ‘get them young and the possibilities are endless’ (which sounds a tad manipulative), well, adopt that saying and do it with something that will serve your kids well.
The story won a diamond studded gold medal in the Rotterdam Imaginary Decent Short Story Awards in 2015.

Title:Marvo The Magical PlumberFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Frankie LassutLanguage:English

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