“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Narrative

“He took one last drag his cigarette and snapped it away. Then with that faint, fleeting smile playing about his lips, he faced the firing squad; erect and motionless, proud and disdainful, Walter Mitty the undefeated, inscrutable to the last “ …

 

“Ok Walter, let’s go, now Walter, now,” his wife haggardly says. Walter goes into the car and drops Ms. Mitty off at home. “I’ll be right back hunny, just have to go grab something from the store,” Walter yells from inside the car. Walter is going to the Garden of Life to buy his wife some coreopsis. When Walter gets there, he buys the biggest, most beautiful coreopsis anyone has ever seen. When he goes up to pay, he looks to his left and spots a bunch of matches. “Sir, Sir can I help you?” The cashier girl asks.  Walter thoughtfully responds, “Ummmm, yes, do you have a phone I can borrow?”.  “Right this way Sir,” the cashier responded. “Thank you so much,” he says…

 

He finds himself in a field full of coreopsis and long dry hay, with matches in his hand.  He looked around and couldn’t see any sign of life.  Out of nowhere, a massive amount of intimidating crows start circling above him.  They start swooping at him, trying to peck him as if he was food.  He tries to block the birds and in a panic, drops the matches.  The dry hay and coreopsis immediately start on fire.  The fire started to build very fast, while the birds continued to peck him.  Suddenly, a puddle appears in front of him.  Walter is forced to jump inside the puddle to escape the relentless birds and encompassing fire.  He enters the gross, freezing cold water, with fish and seaweed everywhere.  He spots his car on the sea floor.  There is seaweed and vines growing all around.  He hears the car radio on. “Walter, are you there? Why don’t you listen?”  The inscrutable sounds eerily coming from the radio.  It sounded like his wife….“Walter, Walter?  Were u even listening to me… ughhhh,” his wife nagged him.  He finds himself begrudgingly being spoke to by his wife on the phone.  “Yes hunny, coming home now see you soon,” Walter sheepishly answers back.  Buy’s the coreopsis, some balloons and goes to his car.  As Walter drives home…

 

 

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