The rules are simple:
Write a (children here defined as age 12 and under) about ! Your hero’s act of heroism can be on a grand scale or a small one – from saving Christmas to leaving a fresh-baked loaf of Challah bread for a homeless person to something like Gift Of The Magi where two people give up the thing most important to them to be sure someone they love has a good holiday. Your hero can be obvious or unlikely. Your story may be poetry or prose, silly or serious or sweet, religious or not, based on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate, but is (It can be as short as you like (the judges will be grateful , you are welcome and encouraged to write shorter, but no more than 250! in word count.) The field is wide open! Have fun! The more creative the better! .
So without further ado, my entry.
Violet’s Christmas Cookies
Word Count 239
Every year, Fred baked Christmas cookies for his eighty year old neighbor, Violet. And every year, he handled cookie cutters like a pro. He iced and sprinkled like a ninja. And he only nibbled a little.
So when Thanksgiving ended, Fred said, “Hey mom, I’m ready to bake.”
“Great. Go ahead,” she replied.
Like a good chef, Fred gathered the ingredients, measuring tools, and decorating supplies. Next he found his favorite recipes. And finally, he decided which type of cookie he’d make first.
“Chocolate Sugar Cookies,” he announced to his cat, Tom, who lay sprawled out in front of the refrigerator.
Next he turned on the oven to pre-heat. After a few minutes, he realized the oven wasn’t warm. “Mom,” he shouted.
Fred’s mother came running. “What’s the matter?”
Fred’s voice wobbled. “The oven is broken. Call the repair man.”
“No problem,” she said.
Unfortunately, the repairman was booked solid.
“Then we’ll have to buy a new oven,” Fred said.
Fred’s mom frowned. “I’m sorry honey; we can’t afford a new oven.”
Fred frowned too and wondered what to do. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies for Violet. His mother watched as he paced the floor.
On his fifth trip across the kitchen, an idea popped into his head. “I have some no bake cookie recipes,” he told his mom. “And all I’ll need is a microwave.”
“That’s my boy,” she told him before high fiving his raised hand!