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.
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.
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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