Love Is In The Air

Children’s author Mike Allegra cracks me up. I’ve never been much into the Valentine’s Day hoopla. Well, that changed with Mike’s take on those chubby little cupids that flit around shooting love arrows. Yet two days away, this will put a grin on your face and some Valentine’s fun in your heart. Enjoy.

Hey, Look! A Writer Fellow!

The lovely and talented Susanna Leonard Hill is having another blog contest! I like to enter those. So I did.

The rules are simple: In 214 words or fewer, entrants must write a Valentine’s Day story where one of the characters is grumpy.


Be-Suited CupidCranky Cupid

Corky smiled down on his loyal platoon. “Today’s the day! Today we launch our arrows in a war against loneliness!”

The cupids cheered. Well, most of them:


Corky ignored this. “Today we make the world a happier place!”

“Harrumph!” the heckler repeated. He followed it up with worst swear word he could think of:


“Gerald!” Corky barked. “Watch your language!”

“Why do we have to wear this?” Gerald grouched.

“You’re not wearing anything.”

“I know! Why do cupids need to be naked? Why must we show the world our creased caboodles? Why do we let everyone peep at our dingle wingle do-dahs?”

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46 thoughts on “Love Is In The Air

  1. I’m laughing alright! You got a great flowing narrative, hysterical commentary, and really sweet artwork. Impressed! Keep up the good work 🙂

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  2. Great story! Love the humor–nothing like a cranky Cupid. And the foul language–so fun! 😀

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  3. Hemangini says:

    Gerald asks a lot of whys! I like him so much, he reminds me of me… :p haha Wonderful story.

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  4. That’s great! 😀

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  5. That’s hysterical. Thanks so much for sharing, Diana. Wishing you a wonder-filled weekend. Mega hugs!

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  6. inesephoto says:

    That’s hilarious! Love the drawing 🙂

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  7. reocochran says:

    The drawing was so cute and I enjoy humor in stories. Happy ♡ day! 🙂

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  8. Bernadette says:

    Dianne, Thanks for the Valentine’s chuckle.

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  9. Cute story. Thanks, Mike, and Diana. That’s right there’s no reason Cupids shouldn’t be stylish. 😀 — Suzanne

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  10. This is funny, funny, and I have not started on your book but will soon!

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  11. joannesisco says:

    I agree that Mike is wonderfully funny … and his Cranky Cupid is sooo cute 🙂

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  12. Wonderful–that’s my kind of story. Lately, I’ve been getting into Twitter novels. That’s right–140 characters for the entire story. Yikes!

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    • Twitter novels? Ha ha. I’ve seen six word stories – it’s amazing what can be conveyed in a few words. Thanks for the visit, Jacqui. Mike always manages to get me laughing 🙂


  13. Great re-blog of the great Mike and his valentine post. He’s even inspired me to try a Valentines children’s 214 word story. You should try one too! 🤗

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  14. cmblackwood says:

    Ha! “Why must we show the world our creased caboodles?” Hilarious!

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  15. Lovely story, Dawn. This is great!


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  16. themomfred says:

    Hahaha! Very nice.

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  17. To be honest, I’m not much of a fan of Valentine’s Day, either. I do, however, love cussing cupids.

    Thanks so much for the reblog, my friend! I’m so glad my story gave you a chuckle!

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