TITLE: Little Red’s Heart Skips a Beat (214 Words)
AUTHOR: Lynne Marie
Little Red concealed the frilly card and home-made chocolate hearts in her basket with a doily. Now, if she could only sneak past that wily wolf. She couldn’t use the excuse about not talking to strangers, but would figure something out. She had to race to Grandmother’s house now or it’d be too late.
Red skipped along the path, only to encounter the wolf!
Wolf smiled. “Come with me to pick a rose bouquet?”
Now what was he up to? Red wondered. She pretended to be grumpy. “Absolutely not. I’m allergic to wildflowers.”
Wolf pleaded. “But they're roses – for Granny.”
Red moaned. “Okay.” She adjusted the cover on the basket and kept her eye on the wolf.
Quickly, Red picked a bouquet. “Fun's over – gotta run,” she said, trudging off. She dropped candy hearts along the way to throw him off course. But she knew eventually, he’d show up at Grandma’s house hungry as a wolf.
Red smirked. He’ll surely be surprised when he sneaks through
the door! She thought of Grandma, Woodsman, and all the others who would be waiting when he arrived.
Wolf quietly slid the door open and peeked in.
“Surprise!” everyone shouted.
Red beamed as she handed over the basket. “Would you please be my Valentine, dear birthday boy?”
|Art (C) 2016 Kayla Michelle|