And here it goes. I was surprised that the story they want me to draw was a short story from a fellow blogger. The title was "Ang Karton at ang mga kwento ng lumang Laruan"( the box and the stories of the old toys) by Erwin Aguila of lipadlaya.wordpress.com it was his entry for saranggola blog awards 2011 and ranked second on the children stories category( I just hope he wouldn't mind this post.)
I'll try to do a brief summary of the said story:
"Ang Karton at ang mga Kwento ng mga Lumang Laruan"
(The Box and the Stories of the Old Toys)
Erwin Aguila of lipadlaya.wordpress.com
One ordinary day there was an old brown box left at a corner of a retail store. Suddenly an old man attached a piece of paper on the said box. The Box can't read what is written on that paper but he told himself that somehow he can still be used even just as a trash box.
One day, a maid put a dirty, rugged, doll. That instance the box felt happy because of his new company.
The box asked the doll what happened to her that caused her to be that dirty. The doll told her story to her new found friend. She said she was once a very beautiful expensive doll with a lovely red dress and golden hair until, she was owned by a naughty girl who does a lot of crazy things to her. The girl cut her hair and she was even soaked in mud.
Days have passed again, somebody placed a blue robot toy inside the box. Though he seems not ok the box and the doll asked how is he doing." well here am I, I look disgusting, my arm was broken and so as my battery box nothing more but a junk" the robot replied.
He continued telling his story. He said he was bought by a loving father to give to his youngest son. His son was really pleased having him but his older brother was jealous about it. One time as he was being played, the older brother wants to borrow him, but the younger kid refused . So the older boy grab the robots other arm that caused him to fall on the ground.
As days pass more toys were added on the box. And lastly the old man who attached that mysterious paper on the box, placed five clay bars inside the box. All toys were curious of what are they and what were their stories be.
So the green and orange clay started telling their story. They said there were a girl who had a terrible accident which blinded her. The girls lose hope and faith in her self. Until the girl's grand father gave them to her.
They also said that the blind girl really has a wonderful talent, a gifted child indeed. From then on the girl once again started believing in her self and they were proud to say that as of now the said girl was one of the most talented in the field of arts.
Toys know nothing about arts and so the clay explained what its truly is. the clay told the other toys,
that Art refers to any practice which shows beauty to its surroundings based on his feelings, vision, smell, and experience.
While they were talking the old man already sealed the box. They all knew that they were about to be thrown in a dump site. All they wishes is for some good kid to pick them up. They want to do good and teach children great things as well.
The box traveled quite long, while the toys were , tossed, bumped and flipped inside him.
on that time they somehow forgot their destination
The Box reached to where they were heading to. He was placed on a truck together with some other boxes like him. From there he was able to read what is written on that paper attached to him.
" Box of happiness, Time of giving, Toys for the orphanage"
From there the box smiled and thought of a wonderful picture of kids that were excited for toys and toys that are longing for the love of kids.