Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Annual Literary Contest for Unpublished Work 2021
Enjoy an excerpt from my entry for the Children's Book category!
The Christmas Mouse
Pip’s tummy grumbled, he began to despair
When with a whoosh and a thud, a man appeared from thin air.
The man’s sudden presence gave Pip such a fright
But he didn’t notice the mouse in the dark of the night.
From his sack he took boxes, bent down on one knee
And arranged them by size at the base of the tree.
Pip turned away, feeling sad and depressed
Without one scrap of food, he’d return to the nest.
Then suddenly a niggling scent caught his nose
Coming straight from the place where up the man rose.
Up through the chimney and out of the house
But he’d left a small gift for the tired, hungry mouse...