Magic Banana

This little story is inspired by things said by two special women. One is my daughter, Baby E. The other is everyone’s favorite dinosaur friend. Rara, this one is for you.


A mother dinosaur walked her baby into the baby’s bedroom. The sun had just gone down and the moon had just come up. They were talking and laughing as they stepped inside. The baby dinosaur looked out of the window and saw the moon. It looked different than the baby remembered. It wasn’t all there.

“Is that the moon,” she asked her mother.

“Yes,” she answered.

“It looks like a banana,” the baby said.

The mother smiled. “It does today, little one. Do you want to know a secret?”

The baby jumped for joy. She loved hearing secrets. “I want to know the secret, ” the baby cried happily.

“The moon really is a banana. It’s a magic banana.”

“Is it really magic, Mommy?”

“It really is, little one.”

“What does the magic do?”

“At night, things get very dark and scary. The magic banana shines so we can see. It shows us that there is always a light in the darkness. It tells us that there is always a path to the light.”

“It talks to us?”

“Yes it does, little one. You just have to know how to listen.”

The baby dinosaur stood quietly for a minute. “I hear it,” she yelled. “I hear it! ”

The mother dinosaur smiled at her child. “Do you know who the magic banana belongs to?”


“The magic banana belongs to everyone.”

“We all share it?”

“That’s right. Everybody, no matter how big or small, is touched by the light of the magic banana. We can all look up to the sky, see it, and know that there is light enough for everybody.”


“Quiet,” the mother dinosaur whispered. “The magic banana is also telling us something else. We have to listen carefully. Can you hear it?”

“No, Mommy. What’s it saying?”

“It’s saying that it’s time for Mommy’s little one to go to bed.”

The mother dinosaur tucked her baby into bed. She walked to the bedroom door and turned around. The baby dinosaur was already asleep, dreaming of a magic banana.


14 comments on “Magic Banana

  1. rarasaur says:

    I just love this so much that I want it published immediately, and I want it illustrated, and signed, and I want to read it over and over again to everyone I meet even if they don’t know me and don’t know what I’m talking about.

    It’s beautiful. ❤

    • Jessie says:

      Oh this is great! I would buy it, and love it and read it to my kids – even though I loathe bananas! Thanks for the link Rara!

    • Thank you, Rara. I’m very glad you liked it. If I had any drawing talent at all, I’d happily illustrate it. As it stands, you’d be lucky to get stick figure dinosaurs out of me, and even those would probably look bad. If you know someone who’s willing, I’d like it illustrated too.

      P.S. While I won’t tell you that you can’t quote me, it’s not something I’d recommend. Saying things that I have said is a good way to get yourself in trouble.

    • Thank you. I’m not usually one for writing in that style so I was a little worried about how it would turn out. I’m hoping that people will like it.

      • They will!!! I liked it, and I’m generally a pretty unemotional guy, (I… laughed… the first time I saw “Brian’s Song”… if that gives you any idea…Gimme a break it had James Caan and Billy Dee Williams in it, I thought it was supposed to be a comedy.) but this produced a little lump in my throat. For real. 🙂

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  3. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Such a sweet story, and I am not saying that just because it mentions fruit. 🙂 Very well done!

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  5. Love it, love it! I can see it being published too. Grayson would have been the perfect person to illustrate this, but as his talents are no longer with us, we’ll have to find someone else. There will be someone else who can do this justice, I’m sure. Maybe contact a publisher or two and ask?

  6. 1jaded1 says:

    This is a perfect story. I can’t say more.

  7. I may have found someone with the skills to illustrate this for you. Check out this post:

    It really reminds me of Grayson’s work.

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