STUN, TURN, and ICE: A Bedtime Story

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March 17, 2023
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Once upon a time, in a world not so different from ours, three very special friends named STUN, TURN, and ICE lived together in a colorful land called Communicationville. These friends were not ordinary friends, oh no! They were a very special team of helpers who helped make sure that everyone could talk to each other through magical devices like phones and computers, even if they were very, very far away.

Now, you see, Communicationville was a bit of a maze. There were lots of tall walls, winding paths, and tricky obstacles that made it hard for people's messages to reach each other. That's where STUN, TURN, and ICE came in. Each one of them had a unique power to help the peoples’ messages find their way through the maze.

STUN had special eyes that could see way down the path like he was looking at a map. His eyes were so good, he could see the holes in walls that messages could squeeze through from far away. He helped messages find the shortest path to their destination. STUN would gaze towards the destination and say, "Hey, messages! This is the way! Just go straight, left, right, and shimmy through the wall at this spot and you'll reach your friend in no time!" And the messages would zip right through, no problem at all!

TURN had arms the size of elephant legs. He could lift anything, and toss it half way across the world! Sometimes, no matter how clever STUN was, there were just too many walls in the way, with no cracks in them to sneak through. That's when TURN would flex his muscles, lift the message up high and exclaim, "Don't worry, little message! You’ll land perfectly safe," and throw them all the way to their destination. Each message was given a little parachute which allowed it to float slowly down to the magical device it was destined for. Of course, it would take the messages a little longer to get there, and a lot more work, but they still got there safely. 

Finally, there was ICE, the leader of the three friends. ICE was the glue that held the team together. He knew that sometimes, STUN and TURN would need help figuring out the best way for the messages to get through the maze. ICE would use his big brain and figure out when a message wouldn’t be able to get through on their own. Then he knew exactly when to call on STUN or TURN for their help. He'd say, "Dear friends, we need STUN's clever eyes to find a shortcut through this the maze," or "TURN, my strong friend, please lend your mighty muscles to get these messages through."

One sunny day in Communicationville, the trio received a very important task. Little Timmy was trying to send a super-duper important message to his best friend, Susie, who lived on the other side of the world. Timmy's message was so special that it had to be delivered in real-time, so he could see Susie's face light up when she read it. Timmy's message needed to travel quickly, and the trio knew they had to work together to make it happen.

ICE gathered STUN and TURN, and they huddled around his magical map. "Friends, this message must reach Susie as fast as possible. We must use our powers wisely!" ICE declared. They studied the map and traced the winding path from Timmy's magical device to Susie's, carefully planning their strategy.

First, STUN used his clever eyes to find a shortcut through the maze. He noticed a wall that could be passed if you went through at just the right angle. "Aha! This way, messages! It's a secret shortcut!" he exclaimed. The messages eagerly followed STUN's lead, zipping through the hidden path and shaving precious seconds off their journey.

But as they continued on their way, they came across a tall, unmovable wall. This wall was so big and heavy that not even STUN's clever eyes could find a way around it. That's when TURN stepped in, flexing his enormous muscles. "Stand back, everyone!" he roared. "I'll get you there!" With a mighty heave, TURN threw the messages half way across the world. The messages cheered and whizzedas they flew, grateful for TURN's incredible strength.

Timmy's messages zipped through the final stretch, reaching Susie's magical device just in time. Susie's face lit up with joy as she read the super-duper important message from her best friend. The messages had made it through the maze of Communicationville, all thanks to the incredible teamwork of STUN, TURN, and ICE.

The trio of friends celebrated their success, knowing that they had made a real difference in Timmy and Susie's lives. They returned to their cozy little corner of Communicationville, ready to take on more challenges and help more messages find their way through the maze.

And so, dear reader, the story of STUN, TURN, and ICE comes to a close. In their own unique way, these three friends made Communicationville a better place for everyone. They showed us that, no matter how big or small, clever or strong, we all have something special to contribute. And when we work together, there's no obstacle we can't overcome. So, the next time you send a message to a friend far away, remember the magical journey it takes, and the amazing friends who make it all possible.

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