I’m thrilled to throw my hat into the ring for the 2022 Fall Writing Frenzy contest.
Special thanks to Lydia Lukidis and Kaitlyn Sanchez for organizing the contest, and to all of the donors!
My entry is 189 words. Enjoy!
The Tastiest Tea
Ginger and Grey gallop off, gathering friends
to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival—
leaving their mooncakes cooling…
and a huge pot of tasty tea
outside to steep.
As Oolong Otter pedals past,
a rusty screw flies from his busted-up bike.
Now its rusty tasty tea.
As Matcha Mouse scampers past,
dust flies from her cleaning kit.
Now its dusty rusty tasty tea.
As Boba Bogey drifts past,
an escaping ghost flies from its grasp.
Now its ghosty dusty rusty tasty tea.
As Pekoe Porcupine races past,
a lemon flies from her lunch basket.
Now its zesty ghosty dusty rusty tasty tea.
As Chai Chipmunk hurdles past,
some pie flies from their apron pocket.
Now its crusty zesty ghosty dusty rusty tasty tea.
As Darjeeling Donkey lumbers past,
a clump of glue flies off his carpenter’s belt.
Now its pasty crusty zesty ghosty dusty rusty tasty tea.
Everyone gathers to celebrate, nibble mooncakes, and taste the tea.
But, in the end—
the nutty fruity gritty pasty crusty zesty ghosty dusty rusty tasty tea….
is the best tea anyone’s ever tasted.
What fun adjectives! Great job!
Thanks for reading, Jamie!
I adored the way this story built on itself. SO FUN!
Thanks, Abby! It was so much fun to write.
I absolutely love this story! It’s so clever and it’s amazing how it has a full story in under two hundred words! Brilliant!
Ha! Thanks! Inspired by Wonky Donkey, so I can’t take credit for the format!
Michelle S Kennedy
So much fun!!! This is really clever. Lisa Stauffer did an Ode’ to Wonky Donkey entry too!
We read Wonky Donkey in a Picture Book Breakdown a few weeks ago and several of us decided to use the format as inspiration to come up with our own stories! It was really fun to read what everyone came up with.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have the book be published and make the tea to go with it? Good luck!
Imagine trying to fit the name on a package! 🙂
Judith, that’s the surprise twist ending I needed! 🙂 Thanks for reading!