Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Valentiny Contest Entry

This is my entry for the 2nd Annual Valentiny Contest hosted by Susanna Hill, found here: 
The instructions are to write a Valentines story appropriate for children (children here defined as ages 12 and under) maximum 214 words in which someone is confused! 

Class Valentines (212 words) 

Today I get to make Valentine’s Day cards for my friends! 
I make sure I have everything I need. 
Paper ☑ 
Scissors ☑ 
Glue ☑ 
Crayons ☑ 
Glitter ☑ 
Stickers ☑ 
Envelopes ☑ 
Lollipops ☑ 
Tape ☑ 
I cut out 6 hearts, 4 squares, 2 diamonds, and 3 circles. I decorate each shape with glitter and stickers. 
I write the boys’ names on the shapes. Michael, Charlie, Jameel, and Sam get squares. Tyler P, and Steven get diamonds. Sydney, Juan, and Willy get circles. I put them in envelopes and wrote their names. 
All the girls got hearts. First I wrote their names: Missy, Linda, Angelina, Cindy, Deb, and Tyler B. Then I wrote “I like you!” on each one and put those in envelopes too.
I taped a lollipop to each envelope. 
On Valentine’s Day, I bring them to school and put them on my friends’ desks. After recess, we open our valentines. 
Everyone says thank you. Everyone except Tyler, the boy. 
I look over at him and smile, he just turned pink all over - even his ears. 
Oh, no! I I gave the one that said “I like you” to Tyler P instead of Tyler B! Then I turned pink all over too.  I think I might have cooties now.


  1. Cooties! Cooties! Cooties! That's what a mislabeled valentine will get you! Good luck in the competition!

  2. Ha! Funny and realistic portrayal of kid thinking. Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. I remember the cooties. They weren't actually that bad. =) Good luck!

    1. I temember them too! Lol. Thanks, Gregory!

  4. oh dear. Those mix-ups are so embarrassing! Fun story. I wish you well with it.

  5. Oh such an organized little card maker until - uh oh! Well done!

  6. Ha! Cooties are still going around. Glad they're 'love' cooties! Good luck!

  7. Oh my gosh! Too many Tylers! An easy mistake to make - confusion and cooties abound :) Thanks so much for joining in the Valentiny fun, Therese!