On The Brightside

Scene/short story based on "On the Brightside by NeverShoutNever.

On The Brightside [NeverShoutNever]

I was walking through the countryside when I learnt a life lesson that I now live by. I was on my journey with all the things I needed in a backpack on my back.

I wandered through the forest when I saw a man dozing next to a bush. I felt friendly so said "Hi." He looked up at me then stood up, and I saw that he was only about 2 feet tall. He was very skinny and looked, to be honest, rather poor.

"Listen to these words that I have lived by my whole life." He replied. I nodded, quite surprised. "You're only as tall as your heart will let you be; and you're only as small as the world will make you seem. And when the going gets rough, and you feel like you may fall, just look on the brightside: you're roughly six feet tall!" He finished, I could tell he was ambitious. He smiled at me as I considered the words and continued walking.

Funnily enough, a few minutes later, I came to a hill. I tried to get up it, but about halfway up, I had to stop to catch my breath. I looked around and decided to run back down and walk round. I sprinted down with my bag bashing against my back, and at the bottom, the man was there. "Just look on the brightside, you're roughly six feet tall!" He reminded me. I grinned at him and walked round.

After walking for what felt like a few hours, I came across another man. This one was stood up, and was about 11/12 feet tall! He looked very rich as he had a diamond ring and a top hat. He towered above me but, as he was the second person I'd seen in a day, I said "Hi." He looked down at me, then crouched down (where he was still taller than me) and said:

"Listen to these words that I have dreaded my whole life. You're only as tall as your heart will let you be; and you're only as small as the world will make you seem. And when the going gets rough, and you fell like you may fall, just look on the brightside: you're roughly six feet tall!" I frowned as I realized that was exactly what the other man had said. I thanked him and walked away.

I came to yet another hill (things were turning strange by that point), but being the wise guy, I walked around it and came to the rich man, who winked at me. I nodded to him and carried on walking, it was now almost sunset. I looked around, lost in my daydreaming, and nearly crashed into an orange tree. I giggled to myself, and saw that I came to an area full of apple and orange trees. I settled myself down underneath an apple tree, and started eating one. They were very sweet and made me lick my lips after I'd finished. It was almost night time, so I lay down and went to sleep.

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When I awoke, all that I thought was Just look On the Brightside, you're roughly six feet tall.

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