Susanna Hill is at it again! Yes, she is. She is having a holiday writing contest over at her blog and I have decided to enter it. 😀
The rules are pretty simple:
The Contest: Write a children’s story about a Holiday Mishap, mix-up, miscommunication, mistake, or potential disaster (a la Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer :)). 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 not to exceed 350 words not counting the title.
Now if you want to have fun go to Susanna’s blog and read some of the other entries. I have been laughing all morning reading these.
And now, here is mine:
BREAKING NEWS: Santa Is Real!
by: Tracey M. Cox
Jessica ran to the living room. “Dad? Can I please have the remote?”
“But football is on sweetie.”
She dashed to the kitchen. “Mom, can I turn the channel for one minute?”
“But my soaps are on.”
Jessica put it in overdrive and scrambled up the stairs. She burst into Robert’s room and dropped to her knees. “PLEEEEEEEASE, let me see something on the tube!” she begged.
“Fine. What’s the big deal?”
“They found him!” Jessica snatched the remote control and push in the numbers 1-2-2-4.
“Who?” Robert asked.
Jessica’s jaw dropped as she looked at her brother. “Santa Claus! Who else at this time of the year. Shush! They’re cutting in now!”
‘Yes, this is Crystal Frost, reporting LIVE from the North Pole. We have found him! SANTA CLAUS IS REAL!
As you can see, things are really coming together. A few moments ago, the reindeer were brought out and harnessed. Some are running in place, getting ready for their long flight. Elves are scurry around loading packages and bundles into the sleigh. Wait a minute! There’s a commotion at the main cottage… Could it be? Yes! It’s, it’s…’
beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. This has been a test from your local broadcast service. Now back to your regular scheduled program.
*One cartoon character walks off a cliff. Looks down, sees the valley far below, hold a sign up, and falls*
“Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” Jessica wailed. “Now I’ll have to try to wait up on Christmas Eve… AGAIN!”