Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Twelve Daves of December



Susanna Leonard Hill’s The Twelve Days of Christmas! Contest lured me in. How hard could it be? The challenge turned out to be a laborious climb up a steep and snowy mountain. But I managed to ponder, push forward, and play my way through, and came up with The Twelve Daves of December. I hope you enjoy my story, and long to be a Dave . . . having fun with friends, truly living life. 

Live life. Be a Dave.

The Contest:  Write a children’s holiday story using the basic format/concept of The Twelve Days Of Christmas!  Your story may be poetry or prose, silly or serious or sweet, religious or not, based on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate, but is not to exceed 300 words. 

191 Words

THE TWELVE DAVES OF DECEMBER
Twelve little Daves gather for fun on the twelfth day of the twelfth month.
12 little Daves clip clop about, catching snowflakes on the end of their snouts.
11 little Daves squeal peal downhill, sledding hog wild for a wintry thrill.
10 little Daves swish sway a slope, skiing over bumps like antelope.
9 little Daves pack stack the snow, forming mighty forts, tough as buffalo.
8 little Daves duck chuck snowballs, whizzing frozen spheres up and over fort walls.
7 little Daves knick knock on doors, singing off key about snowflakes galore.
6 little Daves pit pat snowpigs, adding coal eyes and multi-colored wigs.  
5 little Daves hip hop along, hoofing nature’s trail full of beauty and song.
4 little Daves sip slurp cocoa, warming up from inside out, and head to toe.
3 little Daves splish splash the scene, scooping up, and munching on snow cone cuisine.
2 little Daves stride glide a pond, skating and falling right into a yawn.
1 little Dave chill frills alone, strutting back home with a secret all his own.
I enjoy being a Dave . . .
but I’m really a Jerome!

35 comments:

Teri Lee said...

Love it!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks, Teri! Happy Holidays to a fellow Dave at heart 😃⭐️

Johnell DeWitt said...

How fun. Way to go Jerome!

Marla said...

Very Clever!

jeanne curtin said...

So glad you're a Jerome fan, Johnell. ⭐️ Happy Holidays!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks, Maria! And Happy Holidays! ⭐️

David McMullin said...

Absolutely delightful. Fun use of colorful words. And as an actual Dave, I should know. Ha.

jeanne curtin said...

That means a lot coming from an actual Dave😃 Thanks so much! And Happy Holidays! ✨

Patricia T. said...

Cute story. Like you ending!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks, Patricia! Happy Holidays⭐️

Vivian Kirkfield said...

This is so clever, Jeanne...so glad you joined in Susanna's contest.
Hope your holidays are joyous!

jeanne curtin said...

Thank you, Vivian. I'm so glad I joined in. Happy holidays to you as well ⭐️

Gregory E Bray said...

Very nice. Good luck and happy holidays!

Aileen Stewart said...

Gotta love a story about lil piggies. Best Wishes!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks for your kind words. Good luck and happy holidays to you as well!!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks, Aileen. The funny part is that they transformed into piggies as I wrote the story. Jerome could be a different critter disguised as a piggie 😃
Best wishes and happy holidays to you! ⭐️

Linda Schueler said...

It does sound fun to be a Dave.

jeanne curtin said...

Lol. It is fun to be a Dave 😃 Happy holidays, Linda, and thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer said...

Lovely word choices! Sort of reminds me of FIFTEEN ANIMALS! by Sandra Boynton where all of the animals were named Bob. All but one, that is. But your story is definitely different and a wonderful celebration of the season! :)

McMarshall said...

Nice job, Jeanne.

Gabi said...

Adorable story, Jeanne! Wonderful vivid language! :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your word choice! So fun!

jeanne curtin said...

Sandra Boynton's The Going to Bed Book, But Not the Hippopotamus, and Moo, Baa, La La La! were staples in our house. I'm curious to read Fifteen Animals. 😃 thanks for your comments, Jennifer, and have a wonderful holiday season!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks for that. Happy holidays to you and yours!

jeanne curtin said...

So glad you enjoyed it, Gabi. Thanks for stopping by Curtin Corner, and for your comments. Happiest of holidays to you and yours!

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks! I wrote this, and revised and revised. Playing with the words was challenging fun. Happy holidays to you!!

Patricia Nozell said...

Clever take to this tale, with great rhyming & twist at the end.

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks. Glad you liked the Daves' story, Patricia. Happy holidays!

Lauri Meyers said...

love your word choice! Fun read-aloud.

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jeanne curtin said...

Thanks, Lauri! Glad you enjoyed it. Happiest of holidays to you and yours!

Susanna said...

What a wonderland of wintry fun! Those Daves sure know how to put the happy in holiday! I'm with Jerome - a Dave at heart even if actually a Susanna :) Thanks so much for joining in the fun, Jeanne, and happy holidays!

jeanne curtin said...

This contest was most definitely challenging fun! And, yes, I'm with team Dave too⛄️😃 Celebrating life by getting outside with friends and having fun.
Happiest of holidays to you and yours, Susanna!!✨

Deborah Bence Boerema said...

Wonderful example of word choice! I can really sense the fun and thrill of being a Dave. :D

jeanne curtin said...

Thanks so much, Deborah, for your kind words, and for stopping by Curtin Corner. Happiest of holidays to you and yours✨

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