I’m so excited to participate in this brand-new contest, started by one of my own critique partners and one of her critique partners.
Read all about the Birthday! Birthday! Contest here.
The rules are pretty simple. The stories have to stay at 100 words or fewer, and we have to include at least one word from each birthday girl’s list below.
I thought it would be fun to take it juuust a little further. So my silly story includes, not two, but 10 of these 12 words. 😄 Enjoy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GENNIE and AMY!!! 🎉🎉
BEDTIME By Jessica Hinrichs 100 words Turtle yawned, and switched off the lamp. “Bedtime!” “Nope!” Monkey switched the lamp back on. Monkey did crafts and puzzles, munched on cookies, and noisily slurped his milk. “Seriously?!” Turtle said. “I’m trying to sleep here.” He switched off the lamp. “And I’m trying to play here.” Monkey switched the lamp on. “This is a conundrum.” Turtle sighed. “Let’s compromise.” Monkey suggested. “One game of baseball, then I’ll go to bed.” Monkey pitched. Turtle swung the bat. Whoosh! The baseball flew through the air, bonking Monkey smackdab in the noggin. Monkey snoozed. Turtle switched off the lamp, smiling slyly. “Finally.”