When this years holiday writing contest by Susanna Leonard Hill was announced, I sat down for a little brainstorming session. The only restrictions were is must be 300 word or fewer, and should be based on the concept of The Twelve days of Christmas.
The Ideas came pouring out, and I am not one to let a idea go to waste, so I wrote everything that begged to be written.
Being a David, this title leapt into my head, and the story wasn’t far behind.
THE DAVES OF CHRISTMAS TOWN
Twelve elves named Dave in Christmas Town
perform a simple task –
which every year saves Christmas time.
“But how?” I hear you ask.
Dave One puts sugar in a bowl,
Dave Two, he adds some more.
Dave Three pours milk and cracks the eggs.
The flour comes from Four.
Number Five then stirs the dough,
Six plops it in a pan.
Eight helps Seven bake it to
a lovely golden tan.
Nine spreads frosting, Ten shakes sprinkles,
Eleven sneaks a lick.
The cake is fetched by number Twelve
and given to St. Nick.
Twelve shakes of cocoa,
Eleven juicy berries,
Ten curls of chocolate,
Nine crumbled cookies,
Eight small marshmallows,
Seven toasted almonds,
Six candied gingers,
Fiiiiive – jel – ly – beeeeeans,
Four toffee bits,
Three gum drops,
Two candy canes,
Leaving one huge smile on Santa’s face.
See, Santa never stops to rest,
he works till he’s run down.
Poor Santa Claus would starve without
the Daves of Christmas Town.
Thank you for stopping by!