by Lynne Marie
Word Count: 214
“Go on ahead, Matilda,” Milton prodded.
“What are you up to?” asked his sister.
“Searching for worms,” said Milton.
Alone, he emptied his backpack. Hopefully, I’ll get others to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Even if I need to sway them one monster at a time.
He counted supplies.
He placed the gifts, then peeked from behind a tombstone.
Myrtle Magog stopped, read and ran. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!
He sifted through the toppled trinkets.
With a heavy heart, he headed to school.
“I saw what you’re up to,” said Matilda. “Holidays are for humans. No monster eats chocolate hearts. YUK!”
“Thanks for the idea!” Milton exclaimed.
“Oh, no!” said Matilda.
Hope soaring, Milton raced off.
He dug and dipped.
He snipped and sewed.
He ruined and rhymed.
After school, Matilda found several items by her cubby:
a zombie doll,
a thorn bouquet and
Candy is rotten,
Presents are worse.
To my great horror,
I’m writing in verse.
Be my Malentine!
Slugs and Hisses,
“So maybe Malentine’s Day isn’t the worst idea ever.” Matilda took a bite of her chocolate-covered worms. “Yum, not bad.”
Milton smiled from his hiding spot. One monster at a time...