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Susanna Hill’s 6th Annual Holiday Contest

 

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…! It’s Susanna Hill’s Annual Holiday Contest!

The contest: Write a children’s holiday story using the basic format/concept of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Poetry or prose, silly or serious or sweet, religious or not, based on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate, but it is not to exceed 300 words (excluding the title).

So without any further ado…here is my entry for 2016.

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Robbin’ Robin (299 words)

by Julie Abery

On the first day of Christmas Red Robin came to me and asked for a house in the tree.

On the second day of Christmas Red Robin came to me and cheeped for a star which he hung at the top of the tree.

On the third day of Christmas Red Robin came to me and chirped for some lights to be twirled up the trunk of the tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas Red Robin came to me and pecked at a cookie, which he dunked in my nice cup of tea!

On the fifth day of Christmas Red Robin came to see what else was free ???

Cookies and tea

Twirling lights

Sparkle and shine from the star at the top of the tree! 

On the sixth day of Christmas Red Robin came to me and begged for my colour tv.

On the seventh day of Christmas Red Robin came to me, needing a chair to sit comfortably watching tv.

On the eighth day of Christmas Red Robin came to me, asking for speakers as the north wind’s a little noisy.

On the ninth day of Christmas Red Robin came to me, wanting my Playbox ’cause there’s nothing to watch on TV! 

On the tenth of Christmas my mummy said to me, “It’s very strange, but our house seems a little empty!” 

On the eleventh day of Christmas my daddy said to me “What’s going on? Because our stuff’s all up in the tree!” 

On the twelfth day of Christmas can you guess where I’ll be…?

I’m hiding out …

“What’s going on?”

“It’s very strange”

Wanting a Playbox

Asking for speakers

Needing a chair

Colour TV

What else is free?? 

Cookies and tea

Twirling lights

Sparkle and shine

…with the robin atop of the tree! 

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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