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:
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.