My Stories

A Holiday Story!

Weeeee!   It’s that time of year again!

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Time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Annual Holiday Contest!  You know what that means?

That’s Right!  You’re about to read my newest manuscript! Restrictions were….

1.  It had to be a children’s story…..CHECK!

2. Theme is wild weather impacts the Holidays…..CHECK!

3. Not to exceed 350 words…..CHECK!

Okie Dokie folks, grab a comfy seat, a warm blanket, and your favorite cup of hot chocolate and we’ll get started!

On.

Second.

Thought.

Perhaps you should grab your bathing suit and a tall glass of iced tea!

Yep, we’re headed South Ya’ll!

Let’s get going shall we?

                                       JUAN PABLO AND THE CHRISTMAS WISH
 
For Christmas, Juan Pablo wished for just one thing…a wintry wonderland of white! Unfortunately, for a chicken living on Isla del Sol, 
 
snow…
was…
sparse! Nonexistent! Obsolete!
 
When the other chickens of Isla del Sol heard about Juan Pablo’s wish, they laughed and clucked, clucked and laughed, there was even a cackle and some rolling on floors!
 
Was Juan Pablo’s wish really so silly? What could it hurt to wish for snow chilly?
 
A still hopeful Juan Pablo strutted home beneath the blazing sun, 
 
to plop…
in front of the fan…
and think! Ponder! Plan!
 
It wasn’t until his ice cube puddled that Juan Pablo had an idea. THE idea!
 
On a night when young chicks should be tucked into beds, 
With visions of sugar plums dancing in heads, 
A determined Juan Pablo whistled a tune,
And headed outside to work under the moon.
 
Following his plan, OPERATION BIG WHITE, he flitted tree to tree,
With a sack full of big yellow Christmas seed. 
Like a jolly chick-ninja he worked through the night, 
Only the stars to guide him by their holy white light!
 
In the blink of an eye he’d accomplished his feat,
Then settled inside for a bite of mincemeat!
He laughed and he jiggled and sighed joyfully,
He couldn’t wait till tomorrow when his friends would all see!
 
Christmas morning brought presents and glee,
As everyone gathered round the Isla del Sol Christmas tree.
With temperatures soaring like never before,
Juan Pablo’s wish of a white Christmas surely existed no more!
 
Unless, of course…
 
Pop!
Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!
 
The chickens looked up and much to their delight, 
It was snowing big flakes of popcorn of white!
Juan Pablo had done it, his wish had come true, 
But there was still one last thing on his list of “To Do!”
 
That’s when it was heard, as he dove out of sight,
“Merry Christmas to all and to all…
Pop Corn Fight!”
 
THE END!
Are you chuckling?
You’re supposed to be chuckling!
And what has happened to my font and spacing?
My Christmas Wish to be computer savvy has yet to come true!
You can find more Holiday stories at http://susannahill.blogspot.com/.  Finalists will be posted on the blog Monday Dec. 15th, or Tuesday Dec. 16th!  Good Luck to all the contestants!

 

Hope your Christmas is filled with joy!

Wishing you a Christmas filled with joy!

 

44 replies »

  1. What a fun, clever, creative story, Angie! LOVE the popcorn idea – so perfect as replacement snow in the south, and such a perfect item for chickens 🙂 And a popcorn fight would be wild weather indeed! And yes – I was chuckling 🙂 Thanks so much for joining in the holiday fun!

    • Thank You for the kind compliments Susanna! So glad to have induced more chuckling! 🙂 Thanks again for providing these competitions! I love the challenge of writing a story with the prompts given..stories that otherwise might have remained unwritten!

  2. Hi Angie,
    It’s so much fun to meet people over great stories…especially ones with popcorn…you do know that I have a bowl of popcorn every night, don’t you? 🙂 Truly, I do! I love Juan Pablo’s creativity and determination…great message….where there’s a will, there’s a way. Thanks for such an entertaining tale. 🙂

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