The rules are simple: 250 words or less, and for kids. Here's my entry. I hope you enjoy it. When you're finished, head over to Susannah's blog and read the other stories (here's the link).
Moose is a Hero!
“Where are you going?” asked Raccoon.
“I’m going to be a Holiday Hero,” Moose said. He held his head high, puffed out his chest, and gave a mighty snort.
“I don’t think you’re the sort of hero they’re looking for,” said Raccoon. “They need someone to slice turkey and dice potatoes for the Solstice dinner.” Raccoon scowled at Moose’s muddy hooves.
Maybe Raccoon was right. Moose stepped high through the snow drifts.
“Where are you going?” chattered Jay.
“I’m going to be a Holiday Hero,” Moose said. He puffed out his chest and gave a snort.
“They are looking for helpers to deliver letters by air mail,” Jay cawed. “I don’t think you’re the sort of hero they’re looking for.”
Maybe Jay was right. Moose slipped and slid on the ice. He bumped to a stop next to a huge sled piled high with boxes and bags and a cluster of kids.
“Where are you going?” asked Moose.
“The Holiday Food Parade,” said the kids. “But our sled is too heavy.”
“Not for me,” said Moose. The kids tied a rope to his collar. They hung bells from his antlers.
“You are just the hero we need!” shouted the kids. Moose held his head high, puffed out his chest, and gave a mighty snort. With a jingle and a jangle he trotted into town.
Thanks for dropping by to share a story. I'll be back with book reviews and book talk after the holidays are over.