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The Love Letter

valentiny writing contest 2019!Happy Valentines Day Everyone, or should I say Happy Valentiny! I’m excited for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th annual Valentiny writing contest. For all of the fabulous entries, or more information on Susanna’s contest, head on over here. I hope you enjoy my story. It comes in at 209 words.

 

The Love Letter

Susie loves Johnny,
and Johnny loves Jane,
but Jane’s one true love
is Marty McShane.

 Marty McShane still thinks
girls are icky,
but everyone knows
that Marty’s so picky.

 On Valentine’s Day
Susie wrote a love letter,
in hopes that her Johnny
would never forget her,

 but Johnny loves Jane,
and pretended the letter
was one he had written
in order to get her
to be his true love,
his girl, his sweet Jane,
but Jane’s one true love is Marty McShane.

 And Marty McShane still thinks
girls are icky,
and everyone knows that Marty’s so picky.

 Love letters make Marty queasy inside,
so when Jane passed that letter,
He wanted to die!
Then the teacher said,
“Marty, please hand me your letter!”
and Marty burned red,
‘cause he knew he upset her.

 Marty knew Teacher would read the love letter
out loud to the class,
there was no way he’d let her!

 He crumpled the letter
He rumpled the page,
then hid the love note
in the class pet’s steel cage.

 Freckles woke up
As the letter slipped in,
and he knew that the letter wasn’t for him,
but he guiltily swallowed it down with a grin.
causing classmates to laugh,
much to Marty’s chagrin!

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THE 4TH ANNUAL VALENTINY WRITING CONTEST: Susanna Leonard Hill

valentiny writing contest 2019!Get ready for another one of Susanna Leonard Hill’s fabulous writing contests. Don’t know what that is? Then head on over here to find out. This year’s writing challenge is to write a 214 word story where someone is feeling guilty. Now that sounds like fun! Hope to see your story there. If not check back in on February 14th to read all of the amazing entries.

 

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8th Annual Holiday Contest Stories

Unfortunately my grad school final paper took up all of my free writing time this past week, and I was unable to get a story together for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 8th annual Holiday Writing Contest. After submitting a 28 page grant proposal writing a 250 word short story should have been a piece of cake right?

Now that this semester is officially over, I at least have some free time to pour a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa), bake something yummy, sit by the fire, and read some amazing Holiday stories. Sound like fun? Come join me here and we can read together.

Happy Reading!

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8th Annual Holiday Contest: Tis the Season to be Writing!

When one holiday writing contest closes another one opens! Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie writing contest finally came to a close, and I was proud that my story “Tricks on You” received an honorable mention.

With the holiday season upon us, it is now time for the 8th Annual Holiday Contest. Not sure what that is?  Then head on over to Susanna’s site for all the details. Stories should be posted on your site between December 6-8th. Hope you join in for all the holiday fun.

Happy Writing!

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Halloweensie 2018: The Evil Dr. Gerbil, and the Case of the Stolen Cauldron

Happy Halloweensie everybody. So glad you stopped by. I’m so excited to be entering another one of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie writing contests. If you don’t know what that is head on over here to check it out. If you’re not a writer, but love reading great stories, then head on over here to enjoy all the amazingly talented entries. This year I actually wrote two stories: The Evil Dr. Gerbil and the Case of the Stolen Cauldron (98 Words), and Tricks on You (95 Words).

Of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday writing contest without my beloved Evil Dr. Gerbil. When we last left off, The Evil Dr. Gerbil had won the Villains Got Talent Valentines contest, but was swiftly arrested by law enforcement’s top crime fighter, Wonder Weasel, and was sentenced to time on the spinning wheel.

Enjoy the stories, and thanks for reading!

 

Fox Breaking News

 

An enchanted cauldron belonging to the weird Poo sisters: Itchy, Witchy, and Snitchy, was reported stolen. Evidence of partridge feathers and candy corn were found at the scene.

News at 11…

Fox Breaking News

The notorious Evil Dr. Gerbil has escaped from prison again! Shivering witnesses described an explosion, followed by a burning, boiling, bubbling fire. A newt’s eye, frog’s toe, dog’s tongue, and howl-et’s wing were found at the scene, leading authorities to believe the old double, double toil and trouble spell abetted the escape.

Wonder weasel is flying in to investigate.

Stay tuned…

Tricks on You

“What do you want?”
My heart skipped a beat.
“Why are you here?”
I croaked, “Trick or Treat?”

Her cauldron was boiling,
a black, inky brew,
she cackled,
and tossed me right into that stew.

Ahh came my screams!
Swish went her broom,
under the glow
of a rising full moon.

The hairs on my back
pricked to attention.
Was that a shiver
of witch apprehension?

Shape-shifting swiftly.
Teeth razor points.
Ten sharpened claws,
sprang from my joints.

Growl went my stomach.
I howled with delight!
My trick,
now my treat,
to feast on tonight.

 

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Villains Got Talent

The 3rd annual Valentiny writing contest is now open.  If you haven’t done so already, head here to check out the rules, and read some amazing Valentiny entries.  I decided to bring back my lovable characters The Evil Dr. Gerbil and Wonder Weasel for this 214 word entry.  I don’t normally enter twice, but I couldn’t resist bringing back these guys. Hope you all enjoy!

 

Fox Breaking News…

“Turn that off Patty!”

“But why Evil Gerbs? You’re famous.”

“I’m not famous, I’m infamous.”

“Same difference.”

“Not to me. When I was a pup, do you think I wanted be The Notorious Evil Dr. Gerbil?

No, I wanted to be a star! I had talent you know, big dreams.”

“Well then,” Patty said, “Why don’t you enter the Valentine’s Day, Villains Got Talent Show?”

“I secretly hoped for a shot on that show. Imagine, ME, The Evil Dr. Gerbil a STAR!”

MEANWHILE BACK AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS…

“Wonder Weasel, any leads on Dr. Gerbil’s whereabouts?”

“No Commissioner Wallaby, not yet. But I have an idea, and I’m hoping I’m right.”

“What is it WW?”

“The Valentine Villains Got Talent show is tomorrow. I know that rodent would like nothing more than a shot at legitimate stardom.”

“Well, that’s it then, stake out the joint. This may be your chance to finally nab that lab rat once and for all.”

“I hope you’re right Commissioner.”

“For you’re sake Wonder Weasel, I hope you’re right!”

DAY OF THE VALENTINE’S VILLAINS GOT TALENT SHOW

“And the winner is…The Evil Dr. Gerbil”

Click, click, click, click.

“You’re under arrest Dr. Gerbil”

“Wonder Weasel, how’d you know I’d be here?”

“Let’s just say I had hope….”

 

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The Princess Frog

It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 3rd annual Valentiny writing contest. If you haven’t already done so, head here to read the rules, and some pretty amazing Valentiny entries.  I hope you enjoy my 213 word entry.

The Princess Frog

Frog hopped down to the pond. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and he needed to collect lily flower Valentines. Across the pond he saw the most beautiful lily flower. Just as he was about to grab it, a hand came down.

“Hey!” said a girl, “That’s my lily flower!”

“You’re not even a frog,” said Frog, “Why do you want a lily flower?”

“I’m hoping to use it to attract the most handsome frog to kiss tomorrow, and turn him into my prince,” said the girl.

“That’s just a myth,” said Frog.

The next day at school Frog’s friends were missing. He hopped to the pond. His friends were getting kissed and turning into princes. He saw the girl from yesterday holding the wilted lily flower.
“What have you done to my friends?” Frog shouted.

The girl was crying.

“What’s the matter?”

“I kissed the frogs, but none of them turned into MY prince,” the girl cried.

Frog felt sad for her, and gently kissed her cheek.

POOF!

The girl turned into a lovely frog princess.

Frog said, “Wait here.”

He hopped to the other side of the pond, returning with the most beautiful lily flower.

“Would you be my Valentine?’

The Frog Princess smiled, and said, “Yes!”

Together they lived hoppily ever after.