Kevin the Squirrel King Drives Too Fast

You’re going too fast. Stop, Kevin, stop!

Photo by Geran de Klerk on Unsplash

PROMPT: cloud nine

That was a squirrels’s car, followed by a crowd of squirrels shouting —

“Who’s that? That little old woman moving into the yard? Let’s go, by bus!”

“Stop, Kevin, stop! You’re going too fast!”

The King signaled that he would stop.

“I can’t slow you down. You’re going too fast. Stop, Kevin, stop! You’re going too slow.”

A turtle came along.

“This is a turtle. He wants to go near the islands.”

“The desert is dirty,” complained the snail.

“This is what it is. This is what it is.”

“Now I can see,” said the turtle.

“Oh, no!”


Editor’s Notes

Written by AI, using my random-temp generator script, and using my picturebooks model, which is a fine-tuning of gpt-2 774M. Chosen from among the other recently generated stories by me, a human.


“cloud nine”

Came from a list of common phrases and idioms I collected, see details here.


I added paragraph and quote formatting. Changed one name to another random name. Changed first sentence to be more child-friendly. Fixed one word’s spelling.


Title was human-derived by me from the generated text

Plagiarism Checked

Plagiarism checked with my orchestration code around Plagiarism-Basic against the dataset

GPT-2 Settings
  "batch_size": 100,
  "length": 200,
  "nsamples": 100,
  "prefix": "cloud nine",
  "return_as_list": true,
  "run_name": "model-picturebooks-run1",
  "temperature": 1.0613589844975804,
  "top_k": 116.09652252667289,
  "top_p": 0.9297918926762532,
  "truncate": "<|endoftext|>",
  "collection": "picturebooks"