A Writing Contest from Alexandria LaFaye

Yes, it’s me! Here I am again!

I couldn’t help it. Fellow Storm sister, Alexandria La Faye is having a writing challenge over at her blog. And it just look so appealing and delicious, I had to give it a try.

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This is what she said:

Who is ready for some creativity calisthenics? Inspired by Kenvin Henkes genius book about the life of a marshmallow chick as a friend, can you share a narrative poem or short short about a food who becomes a child’s friend? (100 words or less folks)
 
And because a picture is worth a thousand jelly beans, you can also share your story as an illustration. 
Can you do it?! Yes, you can! I’d even be willing to send the winner a prize in the food they pick (no caviar, please). 
You can post the story to your blog or include the whole story in a comment on this post. The winner will be announced here and on my Facebook community, Sylvanocity
Did you hear that? Illustrators can participate also!
Here’s my silly little story…I guess when I’m given strict word limits, I get more playful…and I think that is a good thing!
A bit of back story: Peppermint Patties were my FAVORITE candy when I was a kid!
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HATTIE AND PATTY

There once was a young girl named Hattie

Her friend was a Peppermint Patty

Who lived in her pocket

She wore Hattie’s locket

After ten years, she looked pretty ratty.

 

 

One day Hattie wrestled a gator

Soon it looked like the gator might ate ‘er

Jumping out of the pocket

Pattie ripped off the locket

Dragged the reptile to the equator.

 

In the tropics, Pattie has a new home.

It’s an ice bucket made out of chrome

Hattie fills it with ice

Pattie thinks it is nice

They remain friends wherever they roam.
Are you ready to play?