Tuesday, December 10, 2019

9th Annual Holiday Contest Entry

It's hard to believe Susanna Leonard Hill has been hosting her Holiday Writing Contest for 9 years. I need to go back and look at the first years entries. The rules for this edition are a 250 word maximum story about a treat. More of the rules and stories here. My entry is below. I hope you enjoy it.
Happy holidays!

A “Treat” for Santa
241 words

I need to bake cookies for Santa. I wonder what goes in cookies.

There is sugar in cookies. This bag of sugar should do the trick.

They need eggs. I’ll dump in a dozen. The shells should add a nice crunch.

I remember mom putting some kind of soda in there. All I have is root beer. I guess that will have to do.

I think flour goes in cookies. I won’t put in too much, just a pinch, I want them to be sweet.

All good cookies need chocolate chips. A couple of bags should be good.

That looks like everything to me. I’ll stir them up and get them in the oven.

It smells great in here.

They look a little dry. I saw a stick of butter on the counter the last time mom made them. I’ll rub butter on them and they should be perfect.

I’ll put them on this decorative plate near the fireplace with a glass of milk for Santa. Time for bed.

Eight hours later…

I hope Santa liked my cookies.

He left me a cookbook and a note.

Dear Christina, 

Thank you for the cookies. They were very interesting. I gave some to the reindeer and they are now full of energy. We should deliver the rest of the presents in record time. I highlighted my favorite cookie recipe in the cookbook. I look forward to trying them next year. 

Merry Christmas, 


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2019 Halloweensie entry

It's time for the 9th annual Halloweensie Writing Contest hosted by the fabulous Susanna Leonard Hill. The rules this year are a story of no more than 100 words which contains the words potion, cobweb, and trick. My entry is below. 

The Ultimate Spider-Man Costume
60 words

This potion I got from the witch doctor will help me shoot webs like Spider-Man and swing from house to house to get the most candy.


Time to trick or treat!


It must take time to activate. I’ll walk next door.


Trick or treat!


Sorry about the slimy cobwebs. May I have some candy please?

Check out the other great entries here. Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Word Contest

It's time again for the 50 Precious Word's writing contest hosted by Vivian Kirkfield. It's a fun contest with few limits except that the story must be 50 words or less. Mine comes in at 49 words. I hope you enjoy it.

Operation: The Cheese Stands Alone

Nibbles spied the cheese through binoculars and said, “The cat’s away. We need a Brielliant plan to get the cheese.”

“Yes, a cheddar one than last time,” responded Squeakers.

Nibbles scanned further and exclaimed, “Sacre blue cheese! The cat is disguised as a soufflĂ©.”

“That’s no Gouda,” said Squeakers.

Check out the other great entries here.