Promises Are For – 10th Annual Holiday Contest

Once again, deadlines have driven me to create something new. Plus, it's hard to resist writing a story for Susanna Hill's 10th Annual Holiday Contest. The rules: 250 or fewer words, not including the titleHoliday helpers or helping must be a major theme, not just incidental to the main storyMust be targeted toward kids, ages … Continue reading Promises Are For – 10th Annual Holiday Contest

Fernando’s Wish – Holiday Contest Entry

I'm participating in Susanna Leonard Hill's holiday story contest. Here are the rules: 1) Must be appropriate for kids, 2) Must be no more than 350 words, and 3) Severe weather must play a role in the story. I confess, my earlier attempt was a leaky sieve that I couldn't bear to expose to the … Continue reading Fernando’s Wish – Holiday Contest Entry

Halloween Cinderella?

Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie 100-word story writing competition (using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak) inspired me to produce the following piece of classic literature this week. It also inspired my son to create an illustration for the story. I hope you enjoy it. And if you don't, well, I'll sick the flying monkeys on you. … Continue reading Halloween Cinderella?