Before I get to today’s post, if you get a chance, please click over to the Creative Kid Thursday post I did yesterday to read Daniel’s short story. Click HERE to go THERE!
WOOT WOOT! It’s time for a contest! Susanna Leonard Hill’s March Madness contest to be exact! Today I am posting my entry in the contest.
Here are the rules:
“Write a children’s story, in poetry or prose, maximum 400 words, that is a fractured fairy tale. Feel free to add a theme of spring, or mix in one of the spring holidays if you like.” Check out the complete rules at Ms. Hill’s blog HERE.
My story comes in right at 400 words (not including the title). I mixed up a bunch of fairy tales and wrote a story I thought older kids would like. I hope you like it! :D
The Once Upon A Times
News for you March 2014
Goldilocks on the Lam!
By P. Charming
After breaking into the Bear’s cottage, Goldilocks was last seen running West through the Gingerbread Forest. “[Goldilocks] ate our food and broke our furniture!” Baby Bear sobbed. Continued on A13.
Illness Confounds Doctors
By Red R. Hood
Snow White was rushed to Grimm-View Hospital after fainting at her place of employment. “Her case is baffling,” said Dr. S. Beauty. White’s employers claim she is suffering from food poisoning but Detective B.B. Wolf suspects foul play. “Snow has been cleaning up after seven dwarfs for weeks! They drove her to exhaustion,” Wolf said. Bashful Dwarf refused our interview request.
Bippity Boppity Boo – We’ll Clean Up for You!
You don’t have to wish upon a star to get rid of all that dust! Spring-cleaning special! Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Witch vs. Hansel and Gretel
By L. Mermaid
The Witch has filed a lawsuit against Hansel and Gretel. Witch’s lawyer, H. Penny, stated “My client’s home was eaten! Those kids did thousands of dollars in damage.” Gretel spoke with our reporter. “That witch tried to shove me in an oven!” Continued on A19.
A local woman is devastated because she lost her beloved pet sheep. “Wooliam is so sweet,” Ms. Peep said. “I can’t imagine where he wandered off to. I hope he comes home soon because I can’t sleep without [my] sheep.” Please email bopeep@HotTale.com with any information.
Pied Piper Entertainers
Specializing in music, merriment and pest control. We do children’s birthday parties! Dates fill fast. Call 1-800-4NO-RATS today!
Gingerbread Man Wins Marathon
A new record was set in the spring marathon, but not everyone is happy. “He kept taunting us,” one competitor complained. “Run, run as fast as you can! Can’t catch me… “ Complete coverage on page B2.
Dorothy Gale says get ready for some wild weather this spring! Gale forecasts downpours with some mild flooding. Power outages may occur. Tornado watches have been issued for the tri-wooded area until late spring. Stay inside if bad weather hits. Remember, there’s no place like home!
By C. Little
Last year’s popular housing style, giant shoes, was a stinky investment. According to architects at 3LPigs, the best choice in housing this spring is a two-story brick chalet. Brick offers a stylish protection from even the worst neighbors. Continued on B5.