“Thanksgiving Contest! “

Over on Susanna’s Blog everyone is invited to ………

Write a children’s Thanksgiving story beginning with the sentence:

“They were supposed to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving, but the blizzard came in fast….”

Maximum word length: 250 (but anything less is fine) Prose or poetry is fine (and if you choose rhyming poetry you have permission to twist that first sentence a bit so it fits your rhyme scheme, or use the first sentence outside the rhyme and then continue in rhyme.) Has to be in before end of Thanks Giving Day.

Here is my entry:

Jack Frost.

They were supposed to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving, but the blizzard came in fast. The car had not gone 5 miles, when it spun out of control, toppled on its side. Mama and Papa helped the girls, Jenny and Sandy out, luckily no one was hurt.

“What will we do now?” asked Mama brushing snow from off Papa’s shoulders.

“Let’s find a cabin nearby to warm up” said Papa.

“Look at the deer kicking up their heels in the fresh fallen snow” cried Sandy.

“I saw rabbits hiding behind the huge pine trees over there” pointed Mama.

“Let’s keep walking girls,” said Papa, concerned we would catch our cold. Little knowing someone was watching, lurking in shadows of the pine trees.

“I so wish Grandma was with us.” lamented Jenny.

“I know dear, lets not think about it now” said Mama

“But we will miss her wonderful pumpkin pie…”

“With lots of ice cream.” cut in Sandy.

Coming across a cabin, a delightful couple invited the family to stay, on hearing of their plight.

Later, sitting down for thanksgiving dinner, there was a knock at the door.

“Grandma, Grandpa!” cried Jenny and Sandy in unison, running to give them a hug.

“How did you know where we were” asked Papa.

“A fellow called Jack Frost, told us where you were” said Grandpa. “Since the blizzard is dying off, we decided to come to you for thanksgiving” he winked.

Thankful, they all enjoyed a feast of Grandma’s pumpkin pie.



About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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18 Responses to “Thanksgiving Contest! “

  1. Catherine Johnson says:

    Oh Diane that is so cute. Good job someone was nice to Grandma 🙂 Adorable!

  2. Diane, such a cute story. Enjoyed it very much. Jack Frost was a great idea. – Pat

  3. A very nice ending to a fun family adventure. I’m reading this before our Thanksgiving dinner, so the idea of ice cream on pumplin pie — well, I’m wondering why I never thought of this before.

  4. Cathy Mealey says:

    We have an ongoing debate in winter whether Jack Frost is a sprite, a fairy, or some other type of spirit. My kids will be glad he is making an appearance in your story! Fun!

    • Hi Cathy, lovely to see you here. I believe Jack Frost is a bit of a rogue spirit from the viking era, originating from Scandinavia. Although I don’t have snow even in winter where I live, we may refer to him more as a figure of speech, rather than as an identity.
      Wow! so pleased your kids will love the story, thankyou for mentioning. Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Awww! For cute! I love that “Jack Frost” is the culprit. I can just imagine the fun pictures with him hiding in the woods, watching them. 🙂 Good story.

    • Thankyou Abby, so please to see you here. Yes I wanted to expand on him and his mischievious ways, but the word count would not allow me…lol. The pictures would have fun portraying Jack Frost I am sure.

  6. Very cute of idea of Jack Frost, Diane! A lovely family story.

  7. What a sweet story. Loved the ending! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  8. Julie says:

    Very cute! Love this interpretation of Jack Frost.

  9. Susanna says:

    Hi Diane – sorry to be the last one to get over here! Your story is so cute, and I love that you worked Jack Frost in. As for the pumpkin pie, I prefer whipped cream to ice cream on mine 🙂

    • No worries Susanna, I have had some internet problems so am behind in my blog hopping, myself. As for the pumpkin pie, well I love ice cream on anything, but whipped cream is also nice to…… fattning though!
      Lovely to see you dropping by.

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