Monday, January 28, 2008

Memories Of A Mango

Its been five days since we were unpacked from our shipping crates. Such a relief to be in the open air again - there was barely enough room to swing a coconut in my crate, and I had to spend the entire trip squashed up against mouldy joe. We're all OK now though, sat in nice neat rows opposite the pineapples and oranges *waves*

Still here! I don't know where joe go to though... Bit bored to tell you the truth, I'd much rather be back in the Indies, ripening in the warm sunshine. This England place is cold! brrrrr!

Its awful! Me and two others were sold today, and taken back to a house, where I witnessed one of the others being flayed alive, and fried with garlic! I tried yelling at the top of my voice, but only my sweet pheromones came out.

Naked mango

Who would do such a thing! I don't know what is to happen to me but I fear the worst!

Melon Meal With Falafels

I watched as the cleaver neared me, frozen with terror. The last thing I remember seeing before the blade struck down on me were those little blue faces peering down from a nearby bowl, then I must've blacked out.

Mango, Blueberries and cranberries

Mango, Blueberries and cranberries

I awoke today with an odd feeling. Am I still here... wherever here is exactly, I don't even know...!? It sure is dark - is this the fabled melon paradise, where the others told me joe ended up? Not very paradise-y I've got to admit. The only thing I could sense was a feint noise in the distance; the quietest of murmuring that seemed somehow familiar. Could I be imagining things, or was it the sound of my two good friends..?

I thought about it for a moment, then spoke:

(muffled) hello!? who's there??!
its me!!!!
hey! you made it too!!

Mango Seed

Well, you live and learn I guess, its all part of the growing experience.


VeggieGirl said...

you're an incredible story-teller!! loved how it was from the mango's point of view ;0) that fruit salad is GORGEOUS!! looks like a bowl of gems!!

R.I.P., mango! :0)

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Thank goodness mangoes can't really feel... They're so tasty!(Don't you love it, though, when the vegan interrogation panel asks, "Well, aren't you hurting the plants by eating them?")

OOH wow, that fruit salad would make a great breakfast!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

LOL cute story :o)

Aren't mangoes awesome?

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Too bad that the mango's taste let you down... it was probably punishing you for eating it!

Vegyogini said...

I'm feeling quite jealous of your mango-blueberry combo. We have mangos available in Los Angeles, but blueberries are few and far between. I can't wait until they're in season!