BC: "Best children's book I have ever read" -Rolling Stones Magazine | Just Short
FC: Just | Short | By Brian McGovern
1: Just Short Copyright (c) 2013 by Brian McGovern Illustrations (c) by Google All rights and production rights reserved to Brian McGovern McGovern Inc. 52 Growler Road Baltimore, Maryland 76781
2: Gina hung her low. She walked in the African desert that has not rained for three weeks. It happened to be an oddly hot night.She heard whispers from nearby giraffes next to the pond. Gina was the only giraffe in the world with a short neck
3: Giraffes always talk bout her. She knew this because she could them whispering.
4: Though Gina never spoke out Gina was worried if she said the wrong thing the other giraffes would dislike her more.
5: So she went quietly on with her life. Gina headed home for the night.
6: At home Gina her parent were embarrassed but the parents took pride in her.
7: Gina crawled in bed and rested her head on the pillow and went to sleep.
8: When she woke up the next morning Gina left for the nearby pond.
9: It was the hottest day of the year so she knew everyone would be there.
10: This meant everyone would see her and most definately make mean jokes about her short neck
12: On her way there she saw a boy who never talks about her neck.
13: He was Gina's only "friend" but they never actually talked. Gary secretly cared for Gina
14: At the pond there was many jokes against Gina. "Hey Gina how's the weather DOWN there" one giraffe joked.
15: Gina did not respond . The other giraffes kept pushing her on to say something but Gina kept quite.
16: "Stop!" yelled Gary. Everyone turned and stared. "what did she ever do to you?", he questioned, "Uh...that's right nothing so there's no reason for you to bully her." | Every giraffe in the village was in shock. No one has ever stood up for Gina.
18: "But shes different" shouted one giraffe in the back
19: "Well, so are you" Gary responded
20: "Like you Blake has anyone ever made fun of you for not having any spots?" asked Gary "Um...no" Blake muttered
21: "And you Jack has anyone ever told you that you have a big nose?" "Actually no" Jack responded
22: "exactly we all have things wrong with us but no one gives you a hard time, so why is it any different for Gina" announced Gary
23: "Yeah he's right she might be Kind of funny" Blake said.
24: "Hey guys" Gina announced, "what is it called when two giraffes collide?" | "A giraffic jam"
25: The whole village erupted into laughter. For once Gina was being laughed along with and not at. Gina was so happy.
26: All because of Gary. Gina and Gary looked at each other and Gina smiled at Gary. It was a quick thank you and enough for Gary. Everyone notices that Gina isn't half bad and very funny.
27: Then all of a sudden Gina felt a raindrop. Then another and soon it started raining cats and dogs. It was a miracle just like Gary standing up for her. A huge crowd formed because of the rain.
28: Gina wanted to be with Gary and properly thank him. So Gina started to look for Gary but Gina could not find him.
29: Gina grew worried. Tap tap Gina turned and saw Gary.
30: Gary asked Gina to go for a walk. Gina said yes and started off towards the horizon