Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Short Story Slam Week 6-Children's Literature

Country Nights with Dog and Elephant by ManicD Daily at


Unknown said...

Have fun writing,

anything would do some wonders,

thus, be creative, folk!

siggiofmaine said...

What a wonderful idea...the stories are fascinating. This is the first time I've thought, "maybe, I could do this." Thanks
Siggi in Downeast Maine

Chim's World of Literature said...

this seem a bit toughy....i hope i can create sumtin on this image.

Abhishek said...

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Another Author

Marbles in My Pocket said...

This is my first attempt at writing a children's story, so no laughter from the peanut gallery, please (pun intended!)

California Ink in Motion said...

Don't know if this is in the realm of Childrens Lit, but it may be borderline. Enjoy

Unknown said...

MMM have given it my best shot looking forward to reading others ...thank you

Jingle said...

leaving for a concert with 4 hours drive, will comment after 24 hours...

Keep your inspiration coming.


Anonymous said...

I was actually surprised how easily this came to me. It was actually a lot of fun to write and only took me a little bit to come up with the whole story. Pretty proud of my first attempt.

Bubba said...

My submission is a colorful little poem I wrote. Somebody commented that it would make a great children's book, so I thought it might suit this prompt as well.

Anonymous said...

It was fun giving this a try and making up a child's story.

Gayle ~

Teresa Marie said...

Thanks for the invitiation! This was fun. I hope you all like the poem that I wrote! Blessings, Terri

Helena White said...

This is my first attempt at a children's story...It was fun! Please let me know how I did lol!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the invitation. It's been a lot of years since I have written a story for children,and I have enjoyed doing it again.

I am looking forward to reading other work too.

MISH said...

This was a wonderful prompt ! I look forward to reading all the contributions by other writers/poets/bloggers ! Happy Writing !

You can find my entry at

Anonymous said...

thank you for letting me sneak in :-)

bendedspoon said...

Reaching out and having some fun with that wonderful photo! Blessings to everyone! :)

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Anonymous said...

It took me a while to figure this one out, but I've finally submitted something. Haven't actually written a short story in forever, so I hope I still know how to do it. *smile* Thanks again for the opportunity!

WyomingDiva said...

This was a challenge - but I finally decided on very simple and first thought. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Welcome, folks.

any thoughts could be of enjoyment for all of us.

love to read the child in you.

Anonymous said...

I didn't really follow the rules - hope you enjoy anyway!

Anonymous said...

that was a bit challenging but fun.

Kirtimalini said...

It was fun writing for this prompt. Though I dont know if my entry is for "children".. :)

PremI said...

First time I have tried a children literature for my blog.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Falcon T said...

Haha after writing I see that i'm too late to submit :')

dog versus elephant
if life was about being the best,
which species would have done better?

was it perhaps the dog,
that befriended the humans
like no other animal had achieved?

or was it the elephant,
that would certainly kill any dog
and any human in single combat?

if we look at survival through numbers,
then dog certainly has the upperhand,
being the most kept pet in many a home.
It most certainly wouldn't have been
this succesful without this symbiosis.

Elephant decided to find this symbiosis
with little birds and be the dominant species,
where dogs definitely chose to play a submissive role.

What does this teach the children?
Do we tell them to learn from this
to sometimes be like water and sometimes like a rock,
sometimes like an elephant and sometimes like a dog.
That life is to find out when and where to be what,
and that the right choice, sometimes can still be wrong?

Or do we keep there ignorant bliss?
Letting them live a lie, filling there head with pretty stories?
which is to be prefered?

enough talk about the questions this picture raises in my mind.


the white snowflakes fall
while dog and elephant play
in the new twilight

dog and elephant
are sizing eachother up
for the snowballfight

somebody must die
the elephant or the dog
painter or the snow

but what if I was born in summer?

In the spring of life
the waiting is on summer
but then comes autumn

Peace Tim Janssen/Falcon-T

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