NOLA Diaspora Logo Table of Contents for Art Space Table of Contents for Word Place About the Contributors About the People and Project Contact Us

Mardi Gras on the Moon

After the tornado that was made of dust, rock and water hit, it almost wiped out all of the Earth, except one tiny chunk of it, but the problem was they only had 1000 people left on Earth. The 1000 people said they should have just one more Mardi Gras.

All of the people walked to Georgia. They had never celebrated Mardi Gras there before, but they wanted to. They started making their floats and clothes, and it began. They were throwing beads, footballs and coconuts. But there was a disease called “the killer”. It spread around so fast it caught 980 people from every state when the mega tornadoes was hitting the Earth. The number of people left was fading, it crunched down to 20 people left because of that one disease. So the people poisoned each other with chicken blood poison until they were only 10 people left on Earth. But “the killer” got 5 of the of them so there were only 5 of them. So the 5 people locked themselves into a locked jail house, but the disease was to strong it broke down the doors and got all five while they were sleeping. When they woke up, they each had an astronaut suit on with one hour of oxygen left.

Ten minutes later, they got abducted by something in a ship, they didn’t know what it was. Next thing you know, they was on the moon, and 6 minutes later, they decided to have Mardi Gras on the moon. They made floats out of rock and water that they brought with them and beads made out of dust. Also they had people writing black crumble rock on they glass helmets. Later on that day, the ship came back and it got all the five people and strapped them in a torching chair. They got torched so bad that they had cancer.

When the five people died, all the people on the Earth was restored back to life by the aliens.

Then everything was back to its old self again.


By Keith Love

Open Studio is an after school program offered by Big Class and powered by dedicated volunteers. It is free of charge and open to young people school- and city- wide. In the spring of 2016 students were asked to describe "Mardi Gras after the Apocalypse." The stories by Keith Love, Kentrell Love, Eron Morgan, Charlecean Johnson, Alaila Young, and Amaya Smith are shared here.

All grammatical, stylistic, and formatting decisions are those of
Open Studio/Big Class.