The Chocolate Dream Doctor

Once there was a doctor who had a broken leg. Now he was hobbling around the hospital being a doctor when he had an idea. "Gee. Do you know what I'd really like now is some chocolate. If I could have some chocolate well I could forget that my leg is hurting and that I'm still here at work."

So he got in the lift and went straight down to the kitchen and when he found the kitchen he saw a fridge. He opened the fridge hoping it would be full of chocolate but it was full of brussel sprouts. There was nothing else in the fridge but brussel sprouts.

"Oh!" thought the doctor, "No wonder the patients are feeling sick if they have to eat all of these."

Now I don't know if you've noticed but chocolate is a bit hard to find in a hospital. Well he could have stolen some from some of the patients who had visitors with chocolates on the bed side table but 'that would not be very good he thought."

He saw a cupboard and opened it and behind the cupboard was nothing, absolutely nothing. There was no back wall to the cupboard it was like a great big black hole. The doctor was curious. He climbed into the cupboard and pushed his crutches in and pulled his broken leg in and when he fell out onto the other side he fell on to some grass but the grass was brown. It was chocolate grass.

Then he realised that everything was chocolate. The grass was chocolate. The trees were chocolate. The buildings were chocolate. The flowers were chocolate. Everything was chocolate.

He thought, "Oh wow! Fantastic!"

He grabbed some chocolate grass and started stuffing it into his mouth. When he had enough he thought, "Hmm. Maybe I should take some back."

So he broke off a bit of chocolate tree and shoved it into his pocket. He clambered back into the cupboard again and 'Bang!' He landed right in front of a nurses station.

The nurse said, 'Oh doctor. You've fallen over. I didn't see you. You really shouldn't be here you know. You've got a broken leg. You really should be at home."

Then she saw his hands and they were covered in thick melted chocolate. He started to tell her the story and he put his hands into his pockets to pull out some chocolate but his hands got even worse.

Well about this time they decided that he really should go home. So they sent him home to bed and gave him some fever medicine and told him that he would feel better in the morning but before he left he gave all of the patients a piece of chocolate. And that's why, even to this day, he's every bodies favourite doctor.

A 'Sweet Stories in the Pop' Story created by Alex McCallum and patients in the children's ward at the South Brisbane Mater Hospital during a storytelling session in the Radio Lollipop studio with the Thrilling Thursday Team. 15/11/2001 Daryll Bellingham.

('Sweet Stories in the Pop' is a Queensland Storytelling Guild project
funded by a Year of the Volunteers grant.)

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