Friday, February 10, 2017

The Second Annual Valentiny Contest!

I don't know about you, but I adore contests, and I am definitely eager to participate in one hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill. This one is the Second Annual Valentiny Contest, and the entire story is limited to no more than 214 words, has to include a character that is confused, and must be written for children.

So here goes__





A Mixed Up Valentine (180 words)

Charlie Thomas carefully cut and pasted, glittered and glued, wrote and colored. Then, he sat back and admired the valentine he’d made for Rose. Charlie had adored Rose since Kindergarten, and every year he created a special card just for her.

When he finished admiring the card, he carefully placed it on her desk and returned to his seat. Just then, Sam passed down that aisle. The breeze he created when passing caused the card to float to the floor next to Jenny’s desk.

Jenny entered the class shortly afterwards and noticed what she thought was a note. She picked it up, looked around, and decided it was for her. Carefully she unfolded the heart shaped card and began to read. She smiled at the signature that said__ Love Charlie.

Jenny had adored Charlie Smith since kindergarten. She walked to Charlie’s desk, bent down so they were eye to eye, and hugged him around his neck. Charlie turned bright red. He wasn’t sure why Jenny had hugged him, but he had admired her since kindergarten, so he didn’t mind at all.

26 comments:

  1. I liek the way that worked out. =) Good luck!

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  2. Fun, sweet story and a really like the ending! Good job!

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  3. Sweet story. Glad it had such a happy ending!

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  4. Funny how things turn out sometimes. Cute story!

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  5. This story made me smile. Nothing like a hug around the neck.

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  6. That Charlie, admires and adores at will! Sweet story!

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    1. Two different Chatrlies. That's why the latter was confused :0)

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  7. I love hugs. Cute story. I wish you well.

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  8. Great twist in this story. Succinct and enjoyable to read. A true Valentine's Story. Well done Aileen. :)

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    1. Thank you so very much Miss Traci. That means a lot to me :0)

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  9. I know the feeling Charlie T and Charlie S - there were once three Cathy or Kathys living on the same floor. It gets confusing! Happy Valentiny!

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  10. Hahaha! What a fun story, Aileen! How serendipitous that it all worked out! Clearly love was in the air :) Thanks so much for joining in the Valentiny fun!

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