Friday, February 10, 2017

Eeek! Last Minute Valentine by Janie Reinart


 A contest! And prizes! Thank you Susanna Hill 💗 There's still time to enter.  I am delighted to share my story. (177 words)

  Eeek! Last Minute Valentine by Janie Reinart


Hurray! Today’s the day.

And I’m ready.

Bubba…what’s…

in your mouth?

Eeek!

That valentine candy was for Mom!

Now what am I going to do?

Hmmm.

I know…

flowers.

Mom loves flowers.

Bubba…where…

are you?

CRASH!

Eeek!

Those flowers were for Mom!

Now what am I going to do?

Hmmm.

I know…

a valentine.

Mom loves cards.

Bubba…what…

are you doing in my room?

Eeek!

That valentine was for Mom!

Now what am I going to do?

Hmmm.

Maybe I should make something for Bubba and Mom.

I know…

heart-shaped cookies.

Bubba and Mom love cookies.

Bubba…Bubba…where…

are you?

Eeek!

How did you reach that plate?

Crumbs. Only crumbs.

Now what am I going to do?

Mom will be home any minute.

Out the window, Bubba makes tracks in the snow.

Hmmm.

I know…

Bubba follows after me outside.

We make a big heart in the snow and fill the heart with seeds.

Birds fly into our yard from all over the neighborhood.

I give Mom a…

birdy valentine.

Hurray!

Happy Valentines Day!

Bubba… Bubba…

STOP!

Eeeek!

36 comments:

  1. Love to see this all come together. Fun and inventive on the Mc's part, too. EEK, Wiley wants to meet Bubba and be his Valentine.

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    1. Thanks,Kathy. Give Wiley a dog treat from me. :)

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  2. LOL-Janie, this is a funny Valentine. Love the humor and the witty ending :) Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte. Glad it made you smile.

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  3. So funny, Janie! And the ending is...well...'eek' perfect! Love it!

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    1. Jill, miss being in touch with you and your wonderful writing. EeeK! It's been too long.

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  4. Bubba just wants to have fun. =) Good luck!

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  5. That Bubba, what mischief! I love the funny you bring in this story. Just adorable. Fingers crossed.

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  6. Cute! (my 7 y.o. says "Bubba's evil!" :)

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  7. Marla lol. Who does your 7 year old think Bubba is? (Little brother or sister or???)

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  8. Hilarious! We have a Bubba at home. Great addition, Janie, to the Valentiny contest!

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    1. Thanks Jilanne. Your story made me crack-up. :)

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  9. Funny story and Bubba is a great character! Good luck!

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  10. Cute and mischievious. Good luck

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  11. Thanks for reading, Aileen. Bubba needs a time out.

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  12. I love how the MC uses Bubba's "skills" to craft a valentine for Mom. Great job - and you had many words to spare!

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  13. Thanks, Patricia. I had fun reading it out loud to myself. Lol. Eeek!

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  14. Bubba is a little dickens isn't he. Mom will appreciate everything. I love that you leave open for interpretation who Bubba and narrator are, dog and boy, brothers, sisters, dog and girl, boy and girl, so many ways to illustrate it. Clever and inventive story. I loved it Janie!

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    1. Thank you, Trace. I read the story over the phone to my one of my five year old grandsons. I asked him who he thought Bubba was. He said,"Bubba is me." LOL

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  15. Bubba had me fooled at first. :) I love the birdy valentine.
    I wish you well with this.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. That Bubba is a character!

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  16. Exciting to think who Bubba (and truly the others) could be. All animals? All people? Maybe toys? A mix.
    And the birdseed in the heart stomped tin the snow... what a winning idea!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I had fun writing it :)

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  17. Who wouldn't love a birdy Valentine! That's a smashing idea! Well done Janie.

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  18. You are so sweet Bildebok. Thank you.

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  19. Eek! Oh my...well done, Janie! So much action and tension...and I'm glad it worked out in the end...and I LOVE all the photos.

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  20. It looks like you really had fun crafting this story. I had fun reading it. Thanks!

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  21. What a fun and original idea for a Valentine, Janie, (something MY mom would love :) ) and how resourceful your much-thwarted MC is! Thanks so much for joining in the Valentiny fun!

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    1. Susanna, Thank you for the great contest and all the fun!

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