It’s time for another writing contest.
Love is in the air, but this Valentine’s Day so are a few grumpy feelings. At least, that’s how things are over at Susanna Leonard Hill’s first annual Valentiny writing contest.
The rules are simple: 214 words or less, and a grumpy character.
Here is my entry:
17 LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT CUPID’S FIRST (AND SECOND) VALENTINE’S DAY by David McMullin
- Cupid won his job as Valentine’s Day matchmaker in an archery competition.
- In second place was Milton, Cupid’s best friend.
- The gentle hearted Cupid was uneasy about shooting people.
- When Cupid’s first Valentine’s Day came around, he shot NO arrows, causing NO people to fall in love.
- On Cupid’s second Valentine’s Day, he was told, “Make people fall in love this year or you’ll be fired.”
- Milton heard this and announced, “Cupid only got the job by cheating, anyway.”
- Cupid’s eyes narrowed and his cheeks went red and steam rose from his ears.
- Cupid transformed into an arrow shooting maniac.
- Cupid launched thousands of arrows at Milton, who narrowly escaped each time.
- Those stray arrows struck thousands of people.
- All of those people fell in love.
- It was the most successful Valentine’s Day ever!
- Milton confessed, “Cupid didn’t cheat. I only said that to make him grumpy.”
- Cupid forgave Milton, but still had a little bit of grump left to get rid of.
- Cupid blasted one last arrow into Milton’s rear end.
- Milton’s eyes twinkled and fell upon a nearby bush.
- Cupid and Milton (and the bush) became best friends once again.
There are already quite a few entries, so head on over and start reading! You’re bound to have a really great time.
Happy Valentine’s Day!