Susanna Hill is running a Valentine’s Day contest over at her blog. The challenge is to write a story of unlikely lovers in 200 words or less. I really debated on whether or not to include my own rather cheesy entry, but I wanted to join the fun. So against my better judgment, here you have it. Click the mouse for a coloring page.
A humble mouse stepped from his notch
and met a lovely pocket watch.
Her hands were clean; her face was bright.
Mouse felt his heart race with delight.
(Sometimes love is blind as night.)
But I’m a boring soul, thought he.
This shining star could not love me.
Still hoping he could take it slow,
said he, “Come watch a TV show?”
(Time, of course, did not say no.)
That night Time leaned against his shoulder.
Mouse grew bold and almost told her.
Tomorrow, I can make amends.
Tomorrow, we’ll be more than friends.
(Have you guessed how this tale ends?)
A nervous Mouse woke right at dawn
but turned to find that Time was gone.
Poor Mouse remains a lonely dweller.
He loved Time but couldn’t tell her.
(Do you know a good time teller?)
You can check out the rest of the entries here. It’s a fun collection of unlikely Valentines!