2021 Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 2!

Writers, start your computers!

It’s time for Week #2 of the 2021 Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge!

WOOHOO!

Mix ‘n’ Match Mini is a writing challenge for anyone who needs a little boost or a little encouragement to get writing….or maybe just a little fun!

You get to write your own story, enjoy and be entertained by everyone else’s stories, and get yourself in the running for some awesome prizes (please see the end of the blog post for a list of all the prize goodies…which keeps getting added to!)

For a full description of the challenge or to enter your Week #1 entry, please go HERE.

Let’s jump into Week #2!

Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Prompt #2 for Week of May 17:

Last week we played with character needs, an important thing to keep in mind when you’re writing because characters should always need or want something desperately – a goal, an object or possession, a role, a quality, to prove something (to herself or someone else), to overcome something. . . You all did splendidly!

This week we’re going to play with a specific story type: the cumulative tale!

Cumulative stories build and build, growing sillier, or more chaotic, or more outrageous, or more complicated with each new addition, as in There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly.

She swallowed the goat to catch the dog …
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird …
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wiggled and wiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.


Some published examples of clever re-tellings are:

There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann
There Was An Old Monster (Who Swallowed A Tick) by Adrian, Rebecca & Ed Emberly
There Was An Old Gator Who Swallowed A Moth by B.J. Lee

Your mission, should you choose to accept it 😊 is to choose an adjective from Column A, a character from Column B, a verb from Column C, and a noun from Column D. Mix ‘n’ Match and write your own version!

e.g. There Was An Old Cowboy Who Lassoed A Bear
There Was A Huge Baby Who Lived On A Boat
There Was A Shy T-Rex Who Wished For A Friend

Column A – Adj.Column B – CharacterColumn C – VerbColumn D – Noun
OldMonsterTurned IntoGhost
SmartGrandmaFollowedToad
BraveWarthogFought With/BulliedFriend
ShyT-RexRan From/Ran To/Ran UpSword
HugeKittenPlayed Tricks OnBear
SmallPythonWished For/Wished OnMoon/Star
MeanCowboyLassoedBee
StrangeBabySwallowedWitch
WildZookeepTauntedTree
CuteLionLived With/Lived In/Lived OnBoat

If choosing from all 4 columns is more than you want, or if you don’t like any of the words but the list inspires you to think up your own words, feel free to use as many or as few from the columns as you like and supply the other words yourself, but you must follow the format:

There Was A(n) ___ADJ___ ___CHARACTER___ Who ___VERB___ A(HIS, HER, THE) ___NOUN___

and it must be a cumulative story!

  • Stories can rhyme or not – totally up to you!
  • You can go under or over 100 words if you want to – also totally up to you! – 100 is just a guideline
  • If you’re deeply inspired by another set of words, go for it! – the purpose here is inspiration and to get you writing!
  • For simplicity’s sake (and to aid skimming readers who might be interested in a particular thing) please say which column items you’re using at the top of your entry along with your name, title, and word count.
    For example:
    There Was A Cute Kitten Who Followed His Nose
    by Marcia Writer
    107 words
    cute, kitten, followed

So come join the fun! Get some writing done! Encourage your kids (or students) to give it a try! Or just have a good time together reading what other folks have written!

Post your Week #2 story in the comment section below, or, if you have trouble for any reason and can’t post yourself you may email it to me using the Contact Form and I will post it for you.

Ready, set, WRITE! 😊

(And remember, for full details on the 7 week challenge you can check HERE)

Check out the Week #2 stories!

There Was A Small Baby Who Wished For A Star – Sue Lancaster

There Was A Wild Warthog Who Wanted To Dance – Sally Yorke-Viney

There Was A Shy Monster Who Followed A Toad – Jen Subra

There Was A Young Cowboy Who Lassoed A Bee – Rose Cappelli

There Was A Strange Witch Who Turned Into A Bee – Candice Marley Conner

Who Might She Be? – Dawn Young

There Was A Brave Grandma Who Followed A Star – Erin Cleary

There Was An Old Grandma – Isabel Cruz Rodriguez

Where Is Baby’s Bear? – Hannah Roy LaGrone

There Was A Smart Grandma Who Bullied A Bee – Kimiko Wadriski Lumsden

Traffic Jam Baby – Elenore Byrne

There Was A Huge Monster That Lived In A Tree – Erika Romero

There Was A Huge Baby Who Followed A Bear – Leslie Degman

I Know A Small Baby Who Swallowed Some Milk – Lauri Meyers

There Was A Mean Cowboy Who Lassoed A Bee – Aly Kenna

There Was A Huge Heron Who Followed A Toad – Jill Lambert

There Was An Old Cowboy Who Wished For A Boat – Candace Kubinec

There Was A Shy Kitten – Nicole Loos Miller

There Was A Shy Monster Who Lived On A Star – Susan E. Schipper

There Was A Small Kitten Who Followed A Toad – Barbara Farr Renner

There Was A Weird Warthog Who Lassoed A Bear – Lyn Jekowsky

There Was A Brave Baby Who Followed A Bee – Deb Sullivan

There Was A Wild Warthog Who Wished For A Witch – Susan Summer

There Was A Young Writer Who Wrote A Great Word – Sarah Meade

Wishing Kitten – Julie Kurtz

There Was An Old Monster Who Wished For A Boat – Brenda Whitehead

The Nose Of A Kitten – Elizabeth Volkmann

There Was A Mean Monster Who Swallowed A Toad – Laura Bower

Come To My Party – Ashley B. Pedigo

There Was A Brown Cow Who Lived In A Tree – Marty Bellis

There Was A Strange Cowboy Who Wished For A Friend – Sophia Zafra

There Was A Shy Lion Who Wished For A Friend – Marta Cutler

There Was A Brave Woman Who Wrote Down A Note – Ashley Sierra

The Hungriest Python Turned Into A Boat – Allison Strick

There Was An Author Who Got Stymied By The Prompt – Joyce Uglow

There Was A Small Kitten Who Followed A Bee – Diane Irving

Are you New? – Marla Yablon

There Was A Shy Lion Who Wished For A Friend – Lauren Scott

There Was A Strange Kitten Who Lassoed The Moon – Linda Schueler

There Was A Smart Baby Who Followed A Star – Elizabeth Meyer zu Heringdorf

There Was An Old Grandma Who Followed A Ghost – Marta Cutler

There Was A Brave Grandma Who Lassoed A Witch – Jeannette Suhr

There Was A Brave Zookeeper That Taunted A Bear – Sarah Hawklyn

There Was A Wild Zookeeper Who Ran From A Bear – Jana Mattern

There Was A Smart T-Rex Who Played Tricks On A Witch – Bevin Rolfs Spencer

A Huge Baby Swallowed A Witch – Bru Benson

There Was A Brave Baby Who Followed A Bee – Jamie Bills

The Old Cowboy – Katie Schwartz

There Was A Cute Baby Who Charmed A Mommy – Christine Alemshah

There Was A Brave Baby Who Followed A Bee – Sara Kruger

There Was A Strange Cowboy Who Lived On A Boat – Michelle S. Kennedy

The Grandma Who Bullied A Bear – Lynn Katz

There Was A Brave Baby Who Followed A Witch – Padgy Soltis

There Was A Shy Monster Who Taunted A Tree – Amy Leskowski

A New Friend – Mia Geiger

There Was A Smart Grandma – Marty Findley

There Was An Old Cowboy Who Lassoed A Star – Melissa Wrex

There Was An Old Cowboy Who Wanted A Friend – Robin Currie

Not Guilty – Colleen Owen Murphy

There Was A Wild Warthog Who Ran Up A Tree – Deb Buschman



PRIZES & PRIZES OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES!

When it comes time for prizes, names of all those who complete the challenge will be drawn randomly and matched with prizes drawn randomly until we run out! 😊

Please join me in thanking these very generous authors and other writing professionals for contributing their books and writing expertise as prizes by visiting their websites and blogs, considering their books and services for gift purchases, rating and/or reviewing their books on GoodReads, Amazone, B&N, or anywhere else if you like them, suggesting them for school visits, and supporting them in any other way you can dream up! 😊

⭐️ Picture Book Critique from Penny Parker Klostermann, the lovely and talented author of THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT (Random House 2015) and A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE (Random House 2017)

⭐️ 30 Minute Q&A with Penny Klostermann

⭐️ Picture Book MS Critique OR Query Letter Critique (Winner’s Choice) from Jennifer Buchet, debut author of LITTLE MEDUSA’S HAIR DO-LEMMA (Clear Fork/Spork May 11, 2021)

⭐️ Picture Book MS Critique from Jen Raudenbush, agented writer of picture books, middle grade, and poetry. (Represented by Natascha Morris of The Tobias Literary Agency)

Jen Raudenbush

⭐️ 30 minute Zoom chat about anything industry related (manuscript, query letter, best practices for querying) with Becky Scharnhorst, amazing author of MY SCHOOL STINKS (Philomel Books, July 6, 2021)

⭐️Picture Book Manuscript Critique with Audio Recording by author and poet Sarah Meade (details coming)

⭐️ Webinar: How To Write Powerful First Pages Like A Pro by author and editor Alayne Kay Christian

⭐️ A copy of Mary Kole’s Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Writers, donated by Nicole Loos Miller

⭐️ A personalized signed copy of SASSAFRAS AND HER TEENY TINY TAIL (MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing 2021) by Candice Marley Conner

⭐️ Making Picture Book Magic Self Study Class (any month)

⭐️A copy of A FLOOD OF KINDNESS by Ellen Leventhal

⭐️A copy of MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe by Vivian Kirkfield

⭐️A copy of THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT by Penny Parker Klostermann

⭐️A copy of SLOTH AND SQUIRREL IN A PICKLE by Cathy Ballou Mealey

⭐️ Magnetic Poetry – Little Box of Happiness

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365 thoughts on “2021 Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 2!

  1. readmybook2002 says:

    Thank you for letting me post my story:

    A HUGE BABY SWALLOWED A WITCH
    By Bru Benson

    A huge baby named Hanzel ate
    the candy canes on the cottage
    next to the gumdrops,
    he ate the gumdrops
    next to the chocolate bars,
    He ate the chocolate bars
    next to the graham crackers,
    He ate the graham cracker
    And saw three witches
    looking through the hole
    he put in the wall
    “Just in time for lunch,” they said,
    We hope you are hungry.”
    Which Witch is What Flavor?
    The baby couldn’t decide
    He ate the first witch; peppermint
    next to the second witch,
    who he ate; marshmallow
    who stood next to the last witch,
    he saved for dinner.

    • Padgy Soltis (@PadgySoltis) says:

      There Was A Brave Baby Who Followed A Witch
      by Padgy Soltis
      107 words

      There was a brave baby who followed a witch
      He followed the witch right into a ditch

      The ditch led to an underground road
      The road baby followed along with a toad

      The toad looked at baby and asked with surprise
      “Why follow this witch? There is no grand prize”

      The grand prize for baby was proving a point 
      Challenge accepted, he would not disappoint 

      The challenge his brother had set into motion
      To find and deliver a top-secret potion 

      The top-secret potion made candy nonstop 
      Chocolate, taffy, and big lollipops 

      The lollipops swirled, both sour and sweet
      Baby on a mission. A trick or a treat?

  2. Jamie Bills says:

    There Was A Brave Baby Who Followed A Bee

    There was a brave baby who followed a bee,
    Around a tree,
    She followed that bee,
    Hurry Mommy.

    There was a brave baby who followed a spider,
    who scurried real fast,
    and stopped right beside her.
    She followed the spider
    after the bee,
    The bubbling bee that worried Mommy.
    Hurry Daddy.

    There was a brave baby who followed a snake,
    For heaven’s sake,
    Why’d she follow a snake?
    She followed the snake after Dad smushed the spider.
    Who had scurried real fast
    And sat right beside her.
    She followed the spider.
    After the bee,
    The bubbling bee that worried Mommy.
    Hurry Granny.

    There was a brave baby who followed a rat,
    Furry and long-tailed,
    She called it a “Cat.”
    She followed the rat after Gran shooed the snake.
    She followed the snake after Dad smushed the spider.
    Who had scurried real fast,
    and sat right beside her.
    She followed the spider.
    After the bee,
    The bubbling bee that worried Mommy.
    Hurry Grampy.

    There was a brave baby who followed a skunk,
    Yes, it stunk,
    But she followed that skunk.
    She followed the skunk after Gramps scared the rat.
    She followed the rat after Gran shooed the snake.
    She followed the snake after Dad smushed the spider.
    Who had scurried real fast,
    and sat right beside her.
    She followed the spider.
    After the bee,
    The bubbling bee that worried Mommy.
    Hurry Puppy.

    There was a brave baby who took a long nap.
    She fell asleep in mommy’s lap.
    She fell asleep after pup chased the skunk;
    the striped skunk that really stunk

    She followed the skunk after Gramps scared the rat.
    She followed the rat after Gran shooed the snake.
    She followed the snake after Dad smushed the spider.
    Who had scurried real fast,
    and sat right beside her.
    She followed the spider.
    After the bee,
    The bubbling bee that worried Mommy.

    Sweet Dreams Family

  3. Katie Schwartz says:

    The Old Cowboy
    By Katie Schwartz
    Old, Cowboy, swallowed????
    WC – 282 😬 I went over again, sometimes a story just doesn’t want to end (like this one)!

    There was an old cowboy who swallowed his lariat
    “It’s tricky to tie, and I ain’t gonna carry it!”
    And he winked at his rough ridin’ chums

    He grabbed his bandana and slung it around.
    Stuck out his tongue – GLORY BE – it went down!
    Like a snake slipping quick out of sight!

    He slipped off his blue denim super-dude vest
    He chewed and he swallowed, and burped. All with zest!
    Then he grinned and raised high both his thumbs.

    He undid the snaps of his ol’ flannel shirt.
    Gulped it down, spitting out a few nuggets of dirt
    His undershirt shone bright and white.

    He reached down and tugged each foot loose from the boot
    His feet were sasquatchian! His stockings were cute!
    He opened as wide as he could.

    One boot at a time, Cowboy crowed, “Smooth as silk!
    But I’d sure love a mug of Miss Belle’s buttermilk!”
    Old Cowboy was not looking good!

    He started to sway, he was peaked and pale
    Uneasy and queasy – still thin as a rail.
    He mustered his strength and stood tall

    His buddies were worried. Old Roy cleared his throat
    “Cowboy, enough of this, you’re not a goat!
    And you’ll choke on your pants, after all!”

    “Yee-ha boys, no way! Do ye think that I’m cracked?
    I mighta tried once, as a matter of fact.
    Then I thought of what Paw used to say:

    “Don’t get on your horse without wearing your britches
    You’ll end up with itches – and twitches – and stitches!

    You’ll be crying. For lotions, and old-timey potions

    You might try clodhopping – some standing – some stopping.

    Maybe some stretching, along with k’vetching!

    But you’ll rue your mistake all the day!”

  4. savoringeverymoment says:

    There was a brave baby who followed a bee
    brave—baby—followed—a bee
    by Sara Kruger

    There was a brave baby who followed a bee
    He followed the bee to a mulberry tree
    He climbed up the tree and knocked twice on the hive.
    Then patiently waited and counted to five.
    The bee poked its head out and offered a tour.
    The baby then offered a thumb and said, “Sure!”
    He bent and he wiggled; the walls felt so funny.
    He pulled out his thumb; it was covered with honey!
    He sucked on his thumb til the sweetness was gone.
    Then he lay on a branch, overcome by a yawn.
    The bee draped some leaves on his back like a fleece.
    And buzzed a sweet tune about babies in trees.

  5. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    POSTED FOR MICHELLE

    THERE WAS A STRANGE COWBOY WHO LIVED ON A BOAT… (WC 262)
    By Michelle S. Kennedy

    There was a strange cowboy who lived on a boat.
    Though I don’t know why,
    he lived on a boat—
    (He left a note…)

    There was a strange cowboy who liked to gloat
    that he lived on a boat…
    Though I don’t know why,
    he lived on a boat—
    (He left a note…)

    There was a strange cowboy who liked to gloat
    that he lived on a boat
    that just wouldn’t float…
    Though I don’t know why,
    He lived on a boat—
    (He left a note…)

    There was a strange cowboy who liked to gloat
    that he lived on a boat
    that just wouldn’t float
    and he got a sore throat…
    Though I don’t know why,
    He lived on a boat—
    (He left a note…)

    There was a strange cowboy who liked to gloat
    that he lived on a boat
    that just wouldn’t float
    and he got a sore throat
    so he fled in his coat…
    Though I don’t know why,
    He lived on a boat—
    (He left a note…)

    There was a strange cowboy who liked to gloat
    that he lived on a boat
    that just wouldn’t float
    and he got a sore throat
    so he fled in his coat,
    and I wanted to see,
    what it was that he wrote…
    (On his note.)

    There was a strange cowboy who liked to gloat
    that he lived on a boat
    that just wouldn’t float
    and he got a sore throat
    so he fled in his coat
    and I wanted to see,
    what it was that he wrote—
    (But I LOST the note…)

  6. Katie Schwartz says:

    Michelle, very cute! With mastery of the cumulative format! And I am drawn to stories about cowboys for sure. We will just have to wonder what was in the note, yoy’ve left us wanting more!

  7. katzlynn says:

    The Grandma who Bullied a Bear
    by Lynn Katz
    79 Words

    There once was a skunk who laughed at an ant.
    He laughed at an ant in the leg of a pant.
    Grandma’s pants.

    There once was a bear who teased a skunk.
    He teased a skunk, who hid in a trunk.
    Grandma’s trunk.

    When sprayed by a skunk who hid in her trunk,
    Bit by an ant who hit in her pant,
    There once was a grandma, who bullied a bear.

    If this was your grandma, I think you’d care.

  8. Amy Leskowski says:

    There Was a Shy Monster Who Taunted a Tree
    By Amy Leskowski
    shy, monster, taunted, tree

    There was a shy Monster who taunted a tree.
    Why taunt a tree?
    Well, for practice, you see.
    But the tree didn’t flee.

    There was a shy Monster who taunted a stick.
    Unsure which to pick,
    he gave a light kick.
    He taunted the stick to worry the tree.
    Why taunt a tree?
    For more practice, you see.
    But the tree didn’t flee.

    There was a shy Monster who taunted a rock
    that seemed too in shock
    to scream, squeal, or squawk.
    He taunted the rock to startle the stick,
    the one he had picked
    when he carefully kicked.
    He taunted the stick to worry the tree.
    Why taunt a tree?
    For more practice, you see.
    But the tree didn’t flee.

    There was a shy Monster who taunted a bird
    with one frightening word
    the bird hadn’t heard.
    He taunted the bird to rattle the rock,
    which had seemed too in shock
    to scream, squeal, or squawk.
    He taunted the rock to startle the stick
    the one he had picked
    when he carefully kicked.
    He taunted the stick to worry the tree.
    Why taunt a tree?
    Still for practice, you see.
    But the tree didn’t flee.

    There was a shy Monster who taunted a mirror.
    It couldn’t be clearer,
    but he wouldn’t get nearer.
    He taunted a mirror to panic the bird
    who never had heard
    his frightening word.
    He taunted the bird to rattle the rock,
    which had seemed too in shock
    to scream, squeal, or squawk.
    He taunted the rock to startle the stick,
    the one he had picked
    when he carefully kicked.
    He taunted the stick to worry the tree.
    Why taunt a tree?
    Still for practice, you see.
    But the tree didn’t flee.

    There was a shy Monster who was taunted by a beast,
    whose volume increased
    as his roar was released.
    He was taunted by a beast when he taunted the mirror,
    which couldn’t be clearer,
    but he wouldn’t get nearer.
    He taunted the mirror to panic the bird,
    who never had heard
    his frightening word.
    He taunted the bird to rattle the rock,
    which had seemed too in shock
    to scream, squeal, or squawk.
    He taunted the rock to startle the stick,
    the one he had picked
    when he carefully kicked.
    He taunted the stick to worry the tree,
    which never did flee,
    but now Monster could see
    how afraid he could be
    and, from then, did agree
    that timing was key.

  9. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    POSTED FOR MIA

    A New Friend
    By Mia Geiger
    126 words

    Angie couldn’t wait for sun.
    She grabbed her hat and raced outside.
    “My first day on my new swingset!
    Time to play upon my slide.”

    A rabbit saw and hopped up high,
    until he reached the tallest rung.
    He slid down quickly, zippity-zip.
    “Thanks for sharing!” the bunny sung.

    Next, a chipmunk came around,
    then stopped in front of the climbing wall.
    He jumped way up—one, two three!
    “Careful now, no time to fall!”

    Angie liked the little creatures.
    But still she wished for a real friend.
    She jumped up on the teeter-tooter.
    “Who will sit on the other end?”

    “Hi there, neighbor!” called a voice.
    My name is Katie. Want to play?”
    “Nice to meet you!” Angie said.
    “Today, she said, is the best day!”

  10. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    POSTED FOR MARTY

    There Was a Smart Grandma
    By Marty Findley

    There was a smart grandma who played tricks on me;
    I don’t know why; she loves me you see.

    She let me bake cookies if I cleaned up the mess;
    I don’t know why, she loves me I guess.

    She let me play puzzles if I put them away;
    I don’t know why; she loves me that way.

    She let me get ice cream if I ate all my lunch;
    I don’t know why; she loves me a bunch.

    She let me build forts if I put the quilts back;
    I don’t know why; she loves me like that.

    She let me swim and splash if I hung up my towel;
    I don’t know why; she loves me right now.

    She let me dress up in her clothes if I’m careful;
    I don’t know why; she loves me so special.

    She let me use fancy cups if I drank tea with her;
    I don’t know why; she loves me I’m sure.

    She let me climb in her bed if I gave her a snuggle;
    I don’t know why; she loves me to cuddle.

    I love her too!

  11. wordwritermo says:

    There Was an Old Cowboy Who Lassoed a Star
    by Melisa Wrex
    186 words
    old, cowboy, lassoed, star

    There was an old cowboy
    who lassoed a star.
    He tugged until—POP!
    He reeled it in, sparkling.
    He snapped off a glimmering tip.
    It hit the bottom of the mason jar
    And tinkled like a bell.

    Next, he looped the moon.
    He tugged until—POP!
    He reeled it in, glowing.
    He gathered a moonbeam.
    It floated, feather light
    into the bottom of the jar
    with the star.

    His biggest throw yet
    snared the sun.
    He tugged until—POP!
    He reeled it in, sizzling.
    He plucked off an ember
    and it flickered
    beautifully in the jar
    with the star and the moon.

    There was an old cowboy who
    pined for his son.
    He wrote a short letter to go with
    his gift. To my small cowboy:
    my love overflows the time
    we spend together—
    summers and
    every
    other
    weekend.

    I send my extra love into the galaxy
    when we’re apart.
    Even though our next visit may seem far,
    here is a tiny token
    the sun,
    the moon,
    and a star
    in a jar
    to serve as a symbol that I think of you
    always.
    Love,
    Pop

  12. robincurrie1 says:

    There was an old cowboy wanted a friend.
    And I’m not sure how this will end.
    There was an old cowboy who found a stray cat,
    And just like that he fed the cat.
    Cat followed him home to be his friend.
    I’m beginning to see how this will end.
    There was an old cowboy who found a stuck duck,
    Pulled her out of the muck where Duck was stuck.
    Duck fluffed her feathers, and looked at Cat,
    Who’d eaten her fill as quick as that,
    Then followed him home to be his friend.
    Do you see now how this will end?
    The cowboy had learned that to have a friend
    You must first be a friend… and that was the end.

  13. Colleen Owen Murphy says:

    Thanks for this great prompt Susanna. I am thinking of making a pb from this. And I still missed the 100-word mark!!

    Not Guilty

    This is the case
    that Sam built.

    These are the paints
    that opened the case
    that Sam built.

    These are the brushes
    all over the place
    that dipped in the paint
    that opened the case
    that Sam built.

    This is the shirt
    all covered in hues
    that matches the shorts,
    the socks and the shoes
    as well as the the brushes
    all over the place
    that dipped in the paint
    that opened the case
    that Sam built.

    This is the brother,
    asleep in his bed
    with evidence coating
    his hands and his head
    who wore the shirt
    all covered in hues
    along with the shorts,
    the socks and the shoes
    that matched the brushes
    all over the place
    he’d dipped in the paints
    that opened the case
    that Sam built.

    This is the mom
    who said to the Sam,
    “I cannot express how sorry I am!”

  14. Deb Buschman (@DebBuschman) says:

    THERE WAS A WILD WARTHOG WHO RAN UP A TREE
    By Deb Buschman
    Yahoo I did it 100 words!

    There was a wild warthog who ran up a tree.
    How could this be they charged a fee.
    A fee to be in a tree?
    He fell to his knees and asked pretty please.
    But they only laughed tee-hee, tee-hee.
    So, he sold all his stuff, his bat and his boat.
    He sold the thingy that was made by a goat.
    He sold his new car the tires and all.
    He even sold his favorite baseball.
    That wild warthog even sold his dog.
    So why you might ask this particular tree.
    To watch the sunset, we all see for free.

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