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Sep 19, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: lholsclaw

The Anchor is the Key is with the publisher. We are looking at a release date in late Fall or early Winter.

 

CMS - 2.1.5 - High Rock
 

Children's Stories

 

Here are some stories for the kids:

 

 

Boots and a TuTu


by Linda Anthony Hill (all rights reserved)

 

“Why are you wearing boots on such a hot day?” asked Jaxon.

“Because I want to,” said Lisa.

“They look silly with that tutu,” said Jaxon.

“Not to me,” said Lisa. “I think they look perfect. And what I think is the most important thing to me.”

“I cannot believe your Mom let you wear that to school,” said Jaxon.

“My Mom always lets me pick what I will wear. Does your Mom pick your clothes?” asked Lisa.

“Yes. She knows what looks cool. I trust her to pick the best,” said Jaxon.

“I guess my Mom trusts me to pick what is best,” said Lisa.

“I do not think you did a very good job today,” said Jaxon. “No one wears boots with a tutu.”

“I do,” said Lisa. “And I am someone.” Lisa crossed her arms and put her chin up high.

The teacher came over and told the children it was time to go to their seats. “Lisa, that’s a very nice outfit you have on today. I bet you picked it out all by yourself,” said Mrs. Jones.

“Yes,” said Lisa. “I want to be a ballerina cowboy when I grow up.”

“You can’t be both,” said Jaxon.

“Maybe she can,” said Mrs. Jones. “She won’t know if she doesn’t try.”

Everyone took their seats and Mrs. Jones asked if anyone knew what they wanted to be when they grew up.

Most of the children raised their hands. “Good!  Let’s start today by writing what you want to be and then you can draw a picture of yourself doing that,” said Mrs. Jones.

Everyone was given paper to write and draw with. Mrs. Jones walked around the room and helped each one to spell what they wanted to be. It was a lot of fun.

Lisa was the only one who wanted to be a ballerina and a cowboy. Many of the children wanted to be firemen. Some of the boys thought that only boys could be firemen, but Mrs. Jones told them that girls could be firemen, too.

One boy wanted to be a Mommy. Everyone laughed. But Mrs. Jones said she knew some men that were Mommies. They stayed home with the kids and cooked and cleaned and took their children to the doctor and to baseball practice and more.

“So, we can be anything we want?” asked Jaxon.

“Yes”, said Mrs. Jones.

Ten children raised their hands to change their papers. Mrs. Jones smiled and said that the class would do it again tomorrow and everyone could change their minds whenever they wanted.

Of course, Lisa already knew this. She was already thinking of being a lion tamer tomorrow.

 

 

 

BOO THE BIG BLACK DOG.
Boo is a big black dog. He lives in the very big back yard of his friend, Emily. Ghost, the cat, also lives in the yard. Boo loves Emily and Ghost, the cat. Emily loves Boo, the dog, and Ghost, the cat. Ghost, the cat, lets Boo and Emily live there, but she pretends not to love anyone very much.

One day Boo, the dog was jumping up and down and running all around the yard. Ghost just sat in a chair. She was cleaning herself. She could not be bothered with Boo just then. She did not even look at him.

Boo was saying, “There is a squirrel! There is a squirrel!!” But Ghost, the cat, did not care. Ghost did not like squirrels. They ran too fast and they weren’t worth catching.

“I must catch the squirrel,” yelled Boo. “I must warn Emily that it is here! Help me, Ghost! You have to help me!”

Ghost did not listen to Boo. She looked the other way.

The Squirrel’s name was Nutmeg. She lived in the yard, too. She tried to get Boo to calm down, but Boo could not hear her. He was making too much noise. “Stop yelling,” said Nutmeg, the squirrel. “You will wake up my babies.”

Boo ran too close to the pond and fell in. “Help me! Help Me,” he yelled.  “The side is too steep. I cannot get out. Please, help me.” He yelled louder than before.

“You silly dog,” yelled Nutmeg. “You will wake up the babies with so much noise. Cat! Cat! Please help the dog so he will be quiet.”

Ghost looked at Boo. She stretched in the sun and tried to think of a way to help. “I’m too small,” she said to Nutmeg. I cannot help the silly dog.”

“Maybe if you pushed that branch into the water, he could climb out,” said Nutmeg. “It is on the other side of the pond.”

Ghost looked across the pond. She walked slowly to the other side. “It looks too big for me to move,” she said to Nutmeg.

“At least try,” yelled Nutmeg.

Ghost tried to move the branch. It was very big. She was right. She could not move it. Just then Emily came out the back door. “What is all this noise out here?” she said. Then she saw Boo in the pond. She ran down to the branch and moved it into the water. Boo grabbed it and pulled himself out of the water. He shook himself off and got everyone wet.

Emily laughed. Ghost jumped in Emily’s lap and started to purr. Nutmeg went back to her babies. Boo wagged his tail so fast that he got Ghost wet again. Ghost ran back to her spot in the sun.

Boo licked Emily and thanked her again and again. Emily laughed and ran around the yard with Boo until he dried off.

The End

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