Being"So you're the Lorax?"Being3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The orange creature glanced up at the gangly teenager. "I am," he confirmed, straightening and brushing the dirt from his fur. "What's it to you?"
The girl shrugged, though her gaze lingered over the patch of dirt he'd been hunched over. "Nothing really," she admitted, but a spark of curiosity remained in her green eyes. "I just don't think we've ever met face to face."
It was the Lorax's turn to shrug. "I guess." Looking back up at Audrey, he lifted a bushy eyebrow. "Now what do you really want, kid?"
She blinked, but a small smile spread across her delicate features, and she cocked her head to the side, undeterred by his crass. "I wanted to know what you were doing," she finally said.
The Lorax peered up at the teen in blatant suspicion, a small part of him suspecting that someone (probably the Once-ler) was playing a joke on him, but in the inquisitiveness in the girl's expression bellied his assumption. "Alright," he sighed, giving in. He motioned for he
Grickle GrassSummary: *Minor Spoilers for the end of the movie* The Once-ler is waiting for the Lorax to return. -oneshot-Grickle Grass3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Lorax is back.
The Swomme-swans honked loudly, startling humans tending to the truffula trees as they took off, heading in the direction of the hole in the sky.
The Lorax is back.
Bar-ba-loots looked up from where they trundled and played with each other. The littlest one on top a stack squeaked loudly, and the entire stack swayed as they moved in the direction of the street of the Lifted Lorax.
The Lorax is back.
The Humming Fish hadn't yet returned home- the goo and the gunk in the water made it hard to yet return- but as they swam up the river, humming away, the news passed down along the way-
The Lorax is back!
Once-ler sighed tiredly as he hefted the giant watering can. Swoome-swans had reappeared, as did a few bar-ba-loots, each carrying a precious seed. Ted had brought a few, and planted them
Where Lorax growsHave you ever wondered where the Lorax came from? What happened to the Loraxes after the last truffula tree cut down? Actually, the answer is more simple than anyone could observe. The Loraxes are not born of other Loraxes or born from an egg. No, they actually grow on trees.Where Lorax grows3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A man named Ricky Chowser came into the forest. He saw it was desolate and with animals who were homeless and even lost. "This will never do!" He spoke in a most encouraging tone. So, he set up camp and got to work. He took out his chemistry set and mixed, stirred, and worked over a hot Bunsen burner. You see, he didn't want any ordinary tree for the animals and the desolate forest. He wanted the sofest, tallest, most beautiful trees to make their presence.
After three days of little food, water, and sleep, finally did it. At that moment, he held the first truffula tree seed in the palm of his hand. So, he went out into the open and dug up the ground. There he planted the seed, watered, and let the sun shine throu
UnlessIt's so...so quiet. So dead. No more humming from the ponds or singing from the sky. No more playful squeals of Barbaloots beneath the trees. There are no trees. Now that I have a moment without profits or thneeds to distract me, I realize this silence has been slowly growing for a long time. And not that everyone is gone, well...the silence is overwhelming. What an "empire" I've created: this dead, sludge and smog-filled land. What ever happened to the paradise I first came upon, the one that brought tears to my eyes because of its beauty? Tears now fill my eyes again for this place, but not for the same reasons. Now, these tears are tears of shame and regret. I destroyed a paradise, because I wanted to gain from it. And what did I gain? Loneliness, and a handful of empty buildings. Even my wealth is gone, taken from me by my relatives and the utter ruin of the company's stock when the last tree fell. Oh how I wish I'd just listened to that Lorax. He tried so many times to warnUnless3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Learning"I just can't do this Mustache, I just can't. Maybe you made a mistake in making me a guardian in training." With this I walked off, not wanting to be around the guardian of the trees for a while. I walked for what seemed like ever, as far as my long legs would carry me. I just walked around thinking about why I couldn't do this. I can't hear them speak, maybe I'm trying to hard or maybe Mom has always been right and I can't do anything. Either way I walked around for hours until I had calmed down. I finally made it back to the circle of stones, the one that says UNLESS, a reminder to all, not just me, that things only change unless you care.Learning3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Funny how it still applies to this situation as well. Unless I care enough to learn, I never will. But I do care enough, I just don't understand. He wanted me to listen, but I don't know how.
Still tired and depressed, I laid d
A Second Life: Chapter 7Aislinn could feel the bed shaking. She frowned in her sleep and tried to ignore it, but she heard a very worried voice.A Second Life: Chapter 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Come on! Wake up! This is important!"
Aislinn slowly opened her eyes. She was greeted by the sight of a shirtless Once-ler, still laying on his back, with his mouth slightly opened. She would have giggled, but the face of the fuzzy orange creature jumping up and down on the bed, made her stop.
"Come on Beanpole!" the Lorax said urgently. "Wake up!"
Aislinn sat up in the bed, looking concerned.
"Lorax, what's wrong?" she asked.
The Lorax jerked in surprise and looked at Aislinn; a look of relief washing over his fuzzy face.
"Thank God you're up!" he said, stopping his jumping. "I've been trying to wake up Beanpole, but I seemed to have woken you up instead."
Aislinn rubbed her sleepy eyes.
"Why were you trying to wake up Once-ler?" she asked, holding back a yawn.
She looked around to see what time it was, and then she remembered that Once-ler's clock was broke
The Magic Bracelet 4of30nce-ler sighed dreamily-He couldn't believe his luck! A princess! He was friends with a Real-life princess! He knew that she was something.:The Magic Bracelet 4of303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Once-ler swooned slightly and began practically dancing away, feeling quite fluffy-headed. He couldn't wait to see her tomorrow!
Tia waited by the door with Tom, looking a bit concerned.
Tia, smiling: Welcome back, Kim... Was that that... Once-something boy outside there?
Kim: You mean Once-ler? Yes that was him outside. He was escorting me back here.
Tom: Really now? And what were you doing with him?
Kim: Well a funny story when I was looking for my locket I fell in the river and he rescued me and took me back to his place to dry off. He also found my locket which he found in his wagon where I dropped it.
Tom: Well its good that he found your locket and that your safe. Good thing you didn't get swept up and going over a waterfall.
Kim: :To herself in a whisper: Yeah...LUCKILY I didn't...:Soon she felt a sneeze coming on.: A-a-a--acho!
The Magic Bracelet 13of30:Awhile later after breakfast they headed off as they were going about their way as they were following the directions that the witches gave them and soon enough they came across the bridge.:The Magic Bracelet 13of303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Once-ler, sitting on the bench with reigns in hand: Well here we are! The meadow should be right through here... :grins at the others, starting to sing merrily: Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we g--
He was soon halted by a glare from the Lorax.
Swift: :Glaring a bit as well.: To grandmother's house? AREN'T WE heading to Meribella?
Once-ler, scowling: It's a SONG, you guys... Geez, pardon my country up-bringing to sing random Christmas songs...
Lorax, rolling his eyes: ANYWAY, let's get a move on, shall we?
:Soon they looked at the riggedy bridge as Melvin looked a tad nervous at the bridge.:
Once-ler, looking over the edge warily: Okay Melvin buddy.... Let's just take this nice and slow...
He tapped the reigns, urging his mule forward onto the wooden bridge. They crept
So Many Wonders (Lorax Version) What is this place?So Many Wonders (Lorax Version)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Filled with so many wonders?
Casting this spell,
That I am now under?
Beautiful Truffula trees,
and the cute little Bar-ba-Loots
Swamee Swans flying free
And Humming fish singing their melody
Oh! What wonderful place!
And I admire it all,
With it's magic and grace!
If I knew this forest had so much up it's sleeve
I would've come here sooner,
And never leave!
Yes, this is the place
Where I feel like I belong here
The Magic Bracelet 8of30uring the night as Kim was asleep she tossed and turned in her sleep as she was having a nightmare. She dreamed she was quite happy with her life. She was happy in the Truffula Valley-yet soon the sky darkened as she saw the animals run off as she wondered what spooked them, but soon she heard an evil laugh as she turned around as her eyes widen and saw a terrifying and scary Ogre King!:The Magic Bracelet 8of303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Kim: Gasp!:Terrified as she backed up as she began to run:
:Kim ran and ran criss-crossing here and there as she was wondering where to go. She didn't see the Once-ler's house tent, yet far off she saw a castle that looked like her home she even heard her parents' voices.:
Kim: Gasp....Mom? Dad?
Soon, she heard her parent's voices drifting toward her: Kiiiiiimmm.... Where are you, Kim?
Suddenly she heard a growl from behind her, and turned to see a huge... round... OGRE!
Kim: :Eyes widen big as she looked up seeing him look down at her as she backed up very scared as she looked back as she began to y
The Magic Bracelet 5of30:Meanwhile back in Meribella Kingdom Celes was focusing her magic as she was trying to locate the princess-yet she only got blurred visions as to where she could be.:The Magic Bracelet 5of303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Blair, looking on anxiously with her husband: Can you see anything Celes, anything at all? Did it work?
Celes: I am trying to see as to where your daughter is, but the vision is a little blurry, but rest assured she is somewhere in a town far far away from here......Gre.......Ville.......?
Aidan, confused: Greville? I've never heard of a place called that...
Blair, smiling with tears in her eyes: Ohhh, Aidan! She's in a town, which means she's not in the clutches of goblins or another horrible creature!
Aidan, smiling also: That's true. Can you see anything else, Celes?
Celes: Not yet your majesty...its still abit blurry-But I'll keep at it so to see if I see anything, but all we know now is that the princess is safe and sound in a town away from the goblins and the monsters.
Aidan: Which is a very good thing in itself. T
A Once-ler fanfic: The perfect father.Being a hot day in the middle of summer, the atmosphere of the Truffula forest was positively divine. Glorious sunshine bouncing off the tips of the multi-coloured truffula tree tufts, a gentle breeze drifting through the forest, bringing with it the buttery sweet aroma of butterfly milk, and euphony of peaceful chirps and giggles and singing coming from the woodland creatures. The glow of the sun setting a golden-warm and cosy blanket over the whole forest, the lazy barbaloots napping in the shade and Swameeswans resting in the tops of trees to look after their young, their heads bobbing up and down dozily as their elegant necks relax in the comforting heat. What was gorgeous was the perfect and adorable hushed rumblings of the forest animals in such beautiful silence. That was, until a rather rude and irritated man came in to disrupt the heavenly peace.A Once-ler fanfic: The perfect father.3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Okay, THAT'S IT!"
He'd had enough. Red, mushy, liquid marks over his face, in his jet black hair and smeared into waistcoat a
A Second Life: Chapter 2Slowly they managed to tear down the Thneed factory and they built a house (that they called a Lurkum) at the factory site. Aislinn stayed with Once-ler the entire time and she watched him suffer during that time. He would stare at the word that the Lorax had left.A Second Life: Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Unless," Once-ler would repeat, staring at the word.
Once-ler refused to eat much, and when he did eat it was because Aislinn forced him too.
They lived that way for an entire year.
Aislinn couldn't take much more of Once-ler's suffering.
One day she was upstairs in his room trying to make him eat, but all he did was sit in the chair and stare out the boarded up window. Aislinn put her hands on her hips.
"Once you have got to eat something," she said.
Once-ler looked over at her. Aislinn no longer wore her office attire. She usually just wore jeans and a t-shirt, and today was no exception. Aislinn was wearing dark-blue jeans, a cream color short sleeve top with black words on the front that said 'Bless Your Face!', and she
How Bad Can I Be? [Once-Ler Fanfic, Chapter One]Author's Note: This is a fanfiction for the pairing of Young!Once-Ler/YoungGrammyNorma from the 2012 film version of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax". If you don't agree with any of this, then I suggest that you do not read. ALSO! If you haven't seen the movie yet and don't want to be spoiled, then DO NOT READ. SPOILERS AHEAD. Thank you!How Bad Can I Be? [Once-Ler Fanfic, Chapter One]3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter One : Everybody Needs A Thneed
Nights in the Truffula Forest were always calm, it seemed. In all the time that Once-Ler had been out here, trying his best to sell his wares, he had never seen it so much as drizzle. But surely there had to be some form of precipitation out here, otherwise the colorful foliage would never be able to grow as tall and vibrantly as they did. Still, he had been here for nearly two weeks now, and a raindrop had yet to fall from the sky. Tonight was no exception. The sky was especially beautiful, velvety blue and dappled with bright stars. Once-Ler cast an occassional adm
Once Ler Fan FictionOnce Ler StoryOnce Ler Fan Fiction3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I ran through the town, completely lost now, but I didn't care as long as I was far away from him. So many people...not sure where I was going I kept walking, looking for a way out.
Suddenly, I hear music. Music? Aroubd here? I blink and look around and see a man in a gray fedora, white shirt with a gray vest over it and striped pants, lightly strumming a guitar, sitting down, back against the wall. As i got closer i could vlwaely see tomato guts staining his shirt on his chest. I could see more tomato on his face and in his hair and more all around him on the ground.
He looked sad. On the right side of him was a pink..sweater..? I wasn't sure what it was. Moving towards him I called,"Hey! Are you okay?"He looked over as I stopped in front of him."Uh..."He blinked."Yeah..I'm fine.."He scrambled to his feet and I can now see how tall he is. I'm atleast a foot and a half shorter than him.
Sick DayIf there was one thing that Once-ler missed about being an unknown, it was that he could take as many sick days as he wanted. Now, with his Thneeds production booming, taking a sick day was almost a sin. But he couldn't help it. From the moment he woke up, he felt absolutely horrible. His body protested to him moving in the slightest, he could barely speak, his nose was so stuffed up he couldn't breathe through it and his stomach was churning. And Once-ler had absolutely no idea why.Sick Day3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Reaching over for his radio phone, he dialed up the company number. Someone ought to be there at 7:30. Without missing a beat, a woman with a familiar Southern accent picked up. "Oncie, is that you callin? Why are you callin in? You know you've got meetings today."
"Mom." He said in a raspy voice. "I can't come in. I'm sick."
"And where did this come from?"
"I wish I knew," Once-ler chuckled, shaking his head. "All I know is that I can barely talk to you. How could I talk in front of potential
Tale of the Lorax - Part 8Tale of the Lorax - Part 83 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter Eight: The Seed
Once-ler, as keen and eager as he was back then to answer supply and demand, was working morning till late at night knitting his thneeds. He would harvest, collect, work on them with the spinning wheels and then spend the rest of his time knitting away. Norma would sit up with him too, knitting in their bed together, wishing that they could be possibly doing something other than knitting. The young woman cast a glance towards her husband whose head was bowed as always, blue eyes narrowed, and concentrating on the work at hand that morning.
"So when your family arrives " she started, "They'll be doing this work?" Norma asked, watching his face carefully.
"Huh?" Once-ler glanced up at her before looking back down at his precious knitting, the almost completed thneed spread out down his body. "Oh yeah sure that's the idea you know. They come in, they help me produce more of them to keep up with supply and demand and all that fun stuff." already th
Stranger Things Chap. 2He shouldn’t have even bothered getting out of bed.Stranger Things Chap. 23 years ago in Sketches More Like This
At the moment, the thought of being home, the safest place he knew, with his family and finding a new way to get Audrey to let him into her house, seemed so far away and hopeless. Like he was not going to walk away from this.
His eyes had been trying hard to look away from the face so close to his, but they snapped back when the Once-ler suddenly spoke, “Something in particular you came here looking for?” At Ted’s questioning look, he hissed, “Surely you didn’t get yourself into this mess just because you wanted to say ‘hi’!”
He gulped, “Uh, yes.” His heart skipped a beat when he saw the man’s eyes narrow, but he continued, “I th-thought that, you know, m-maybe someone like you . . . The person who got rid of the trees wou-.”
“Would find it in their hearts to actually give a young intruder information, or heaven forbid
Hard to PleaseDone. Once-ler stood back and surveyed his work. Mashed potatoes, corn, fried chicken, and gravy...it had taken hours, but finally supper was ready. He was glad. Used to it as he was, shucking corn and plucking chickens was hard work. It seemed like a lot for just a Thursday night, but it was what his ma wanted. She wouldn't be satisfied if I wasn't the best that he could possibly give her. If he were to be honest with himself, she wouldn't be happy anyway. She'd find anything to pick at, whether the gravy was too thin or the chicken too soggy. She would complain and give him that unbearable, disappointed look she wore so well. "Well, you always was a failure anyway," she'd sigh and resign herself to eating her sub par meal.Hard to Please3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Once-ler shook his bangs from his eyes, pushing the thought away. No sense in dwelling on what hadn't happened yet. Who knew? Maybe this time she would actually like it. Maybe.
The kitchen door swung open behind him as Ubb wandered in, stirring Once-ler from
How Bad Can I Be? [Once-Ler Fanfic, Chapter Three]Chapter Three : Oh, It's OnHow Bad Can I Be? [Once-Ler Fanfic, Chapter Three]3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Writing a masterpiece was much easier said than done.
Once-Ler had spent much of the night hard at work on his new song, regardless of the fact that he had a week to compose it. He wanted to get the task out of the way quickly and without much incident, so that he could concentrate on his thneeds, as well. It would be much easier to fix the problem, however, if he knew where to start. Pipsqueak obviously hadn't been much help as far as feedback, and all that Norma had told him was that the lyrics were cheesy. So he had focused mostly on mixing the words up a little, making them more interesting. He hoped that he was going about this the right way.
After Pipsqueak had eventually grown bored of hearing the same few chords on the guitar over and over again, he had left to find his other friends. It was then that Once-Ler had finally allowed himself to get some rest, having not realized up until then just how late it h
How Bad Can I Be? [Once-Ler Fanfic, Chapter Two]Chapter Two : Songwriting With BarbalootsHow Bad Can I Be? [Once-Ler Fanfic, Chapter Two]3 years ago in Romance More Like This
As Norma strode off in the opposite direction, she bit down on her lower lip, trying not to smile. What a goof, she thought to herself, giggling a bit. I wonder I should actually take him seriously. Probably not. Still, she felt intrigued by his offer. He seemed very nice, and meeting up with him in town every day would give her an excuse to slip away from her mother for a little while. She pushed her glasses up a little farther on the bridge of her nose, stealing a glance over her shoulder for a moment. Once-Ler had already taken off, but she thought she could spot the silhouette of a wagon in the distance. She felt oddly lighthearted, an extra spring in her step as she made her way back to the entrance of a clothing store where her mother stood window-shopping.
Louise Harlow. A woman who, despite her age, still carried with her all the regal grace of a queen. Norma had inhe
Wrecking the SphereBare feet pounded across the soft grass, churning up loose tufts and clumps of dirt. An exuberant laugh burst through the air as the Once-Ler erupted out of a stand of truffula trees and ran headlong up a hill, one hand holding his fedora to his head. His blue eyes were wide and bright and there was a bounce to his stride that spoke of boundless amounts of energy. He was brimming with life, cat-calling to the swommie-swans flying overhead and racing the barb-ba-loots through the forest.Wrecking the Sphere3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was spring time and the Once-Ler felt the thrum of new life like he'd been reborn. The power of it was a burning light that was hot and intense after the dull, lonely quiet of winter. He relished it, loved, lived for the moment when he could call spring back to the valley.
The guardian leapt from the hilltop, slammed into the grass, fell forward and rolled the rest of the way down to land in a tangled heap of long arms, gangly legs, and numerous barb-ba-loots at the bottom. The Once-Ler sat up with a
Once-ler/Melody: Darker Days AheadDreary midnights. Cold mornings. Dark days.Once-ler/Melody: Darker Days Ahead3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was all that was left.
Melody sighed as she looked out the window at the smog covered sky. Just a girl of 25, living in a place like this. She remembered the days when the sky was still sunny, and the grass was still green. When small animals played about under the shade of the beautiful Truffula trees. She missed them terribly.
But the thing she missed most about those old days was him. His beautiful eyes that held so much hope. His tall, thin frame. And the smile that had never seemed to leave his face. Even while everything was beginning to fall apart, he had remained hopeful. But she never got to see his smile anymore. Only 33 and he was already just a shell of who he use to be. But she couldn't blame him.
As her eyes rested on a small pile of rocks with one word inscribed on them, she couldn't help feeling that some of this was her fault. After all, she was the one who had encouraged him. Even when things were dying around him, she
The Magic Bracelet 11of30:Awhile later far from the Manor and just nearby a river Pipsqueak brought Kim and Once-ler out of the wagon as he crawled out of the wagon carefully as he came to the ground as he placed them there as they soon stood up.:The Magic Bracelet 11of303 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Kim: :Looking at her bracelet as she soon tapped the mouse charm again.:
:Soon a swirl of magic surrounds them as they soon returned to normal size.:
Once-ler, looking around: Much better. Make sure you... NEVER... hit that shrink charm again, alright Kim?
Kim: I promise. I'll only hit it again if ITS for an emergency. Speaking of hit.:Soon punches him in the arm softly: THAT was for the Catapult.
Once-ler, wincing: Ow. :gently punches himself in the arm also: Owwww.... That's for the catapult too...
Once-ler, rubbing his arm: Yeah, ummm... I kinda used a spoon to catapult us off the table, ha ha... :laughs weakly: Inventor's thinking, I guess...
Swift: YET you two didn't have a plan when you were almost Ogre chow there.
Kim: Well...yeah, but we came