As you may know, I’m a children’s writer and this month I plan to enter a fun writing contest sponsored by children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill. The contest is the Valentiny Writing Contest 2016. It was a challenge to come up with a short story, 214 words or less, but my hubby gave me some ideas. So my husband is my inspiration for the story. It was fun to write and I hope you enjoy it as well.
Squirrel and Rabbit
“What’s the matter” asked Squirrel as he saw Rabbit with her head and ears flopped down.
“Boys don’t care about your feelings,” Rabbit said and then crossed her arms and then looked back down to stare at nothing that Squirrel could see but just dirt and leaves.
Squirrel could obviously tell that something was bothering Rabbit. It wasn’t like her to be so grumpy.
“Well I’m a boy and I wouldn’t have asked you what’s the matter if I didn’t care.” Squirrel took a seat next to Rabbit and waited to see if she would tell him why she was so grumpy.
He waited and waited until it had gotten dark. He even missed dinner just to hear what Rabbit had to say. But Rabbit didn’t say a word, instead she handed him a piece of paper.
Squirrel read and reread the paper and a thought came to his mind. He took out his pen to write and returned the paper to Rabbit.
Rabbit took the paper and read what Squirrel had written, “Will you be my valentine?” He had crossed out the no checked off by the previous recipient of the letter.
“Yes,” said Rabbit as she hopped up.
Squirrel was happy that he could make his friend smile again.