Here’s my story for the 1st Annual Valentiny Writing Contest, graciously hosted and organized by Susanna Leonard Hill.
The challenge: Write a Valentiny story for children 12 years and under, including a grumpy character, and having no more then 214 words, (not including the title) because Valentine’s Day is on… You know 2-14.
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Funny Bunny Saves Valentine’s Day
Michelle Kogan © 2016
“What shall I dooooo?” cried Funny Bunny, “trouble’s coming, my whiskers sense it.
Valentine’s Day is almost here. I need a plan. I must win cousin Dodger over and save
Funny was lost in a sweet Valentine’s dream when…
She awoke by a bucket of slushy mush dumped all over her.
“Rise and shine kooky cuz,” said Dodger stomping loudly.
“Ugh—Ooo my favorite cuz is here!” she said slipping on the slushy mush Dodger
“G-r-u-m-p, grrrumppp, why’s she so happy?”
“Cause Valentine’s Day is coming dandy Dodger.”
“Rrrr, another sappy holiday…”
“I’m so glad you’re here Dodger, we can finish decorating valentines.”
“Blaaah!” said Dodger, dumping dirty paint on all her cards.
Cringing, Funny asked, “Would you deliver them?”
“Yes,” said Dodger, “I’ll add a special…”
“What?” said Funny
“Aw nothing,” said Dodger, grabbing the valentines and leaving.
Funny followed secretly behind…
On each valentine Dodger drew a dastardly face, dipped them in slushy mush and
At Fussy’s hole, he complemented Dodger for his s’wonderful, sw’avante-garde
“G-g-g-g-r-r-r-r-ump!!!” said Dodger defeated.
Desperate, Dodger could take no more. Instead of doing another devious deed, on
Valentine’s Day he and Funny decorated the burrow with dainty Valentine ditties.
A heartfelt Valentine,
genuine, sure to shine