“Sparkle this! Sparkle that,” muttered the Fairy grumpily under her breath. Her wings drooped and her dust bag felt heavy on her tired shoulder. Her tall, beautiful tree beckoned her home. But no sooner had she settled onto her favorite thimble, did the star on her wand begin to blink:
5 URGENT MESSAGES.
She twirled her wand in her tiny fingers.
Poof. She was gone.
Picture Book - The Toughest Gardner in the West
"T.G.’s parents began to face the facts.
Their son had a Cowboy Allergy.
They travelled into town to find the Doc. They passed the Sheriff hammering a sign into a post:
Robbin’ Robert was a WANTED man.
After the examination, the Doc wrote out a prescription:
NO BOOTS, NO SPURS, NO HATS, NO SADDLES, NO RUSTLIN’, NO HERDIN’, NO SPITTIN’
T.G.’s parents gasped, gaped and griped all the way back to their ranch."
Picture Book - Birthday Magic
“I’d like a dragon,” exclaimed Flint.
“They start fires.” Said his Dad while he continued polishing his Fire Chief Badge.
As his Mom filled a bowl with cat food, Flint said, “I’d like a dragon.”
“Dragons are allergic to cats.” His Mom sighed and stroked Spark.
“Grandma, for my birthday, I’d like a dragon.” cried Flint.
His Grandma did not look up from her card game and in a scratchy voice said, “Ha! Nothing like a dragon to keep you honest!”
Flint looked over at his four year old brother, Hal. Hal shrugged.
Short Story - The Sea Glass Princess - 1240 words
“Can you see her?” my Grandfather whispered.
The early morning sun could not break through the heavy haze.
“Look into the next wave.” Grandfather ordered.
The water was gathering into a swell and gaining speed. The curl formed and white foam tumbled down.
For a split second she was there.
“I see her!” I cried out.
Grandfather laughed and clapped his hand on my shoulder.
The water began receding back into the ocean. She was gone.
“Can we go down and see if she left us anything?” I asked.
Grandfather moved from the deck railing to the open door. I could smell bacon cooking and hear my grandmother humming in the kitchen.
“I think we’ve got a few minutes before breakfast!” He grabbed our jackets and we walked towards the stairs. The sand felt cold and wet between my toes. I shivered.
“There! There!” My grandfather excitedly pointed.
I saw it poking out from a piece of seaweed. It was a deep green and one of the bigger pieces we’d ever found.
Picture Book - The Wildlife Badge
The Wildlife Badge
Three cub scouts venture into the wilderness to finish their requirements for the coveted Wildlife Badge.
But, just a few miles away, a ig foot troop is also working towards a badge.
Will the cub scouts be able to get their Wildlife Badge?
Will the Big Foot Troop be able to get their Human Siting Badge?