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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Make Hay While the Sun Shines" (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (03/06/08)

TITLE: Sandy's Dream
By Grace .
03/12/08


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Sandy’s Dream

The sun shone down on the pavement, making the feet of any pedestrian burn, even so late in the day. The daisies on the side of the road filled the air with a fragrant scent. The bright blue sky lit up the world without the help of the sun. A mother sat watching her three children play in their front yard. The woman looked up and waved at an eighteen year old girl walking by. This girl’s name was Sandy.

She was close enough to the dress barn to walk. She had heard there was a sale going on there. Half off any complete outfit. Sandy was in need of new dresses anyway, this would be the perfect day to go.

As she stepped into the shop the usual burst of cool air touched her cheeks. Flowers, bright and blooming, filled the room with the look of a rainbow. The smell of new fabric and flowers sighed around Sandy as she walked into the store. Five women chattered to her left. The green carpet stretched across the shop floors like a grassy plain on a bright summer day.

“Sandy!” She turned to see who was calling her name. It was her boyfriend, Randy. “Sandy, I’ve been waiting for you. In knew you would come here today, you always do.”

“Randy, I’m so happy you’re here.”

“Come, look for clothes, but don’t spend too long, I’m going to take you out to dinner for your birthday.”

“What time do we have to leave?” Sandy questioned.

“Five o’clock. That gives us an hour.”

“Oh good. It is just the perfect day to come here. And everything is half off which makes it even better.” Sandy sighed.

Sandy soon spotted a magnificent white dress, three pink skirts with different tops, and a four pairs of the newest style of shoes. The day couldn’t have gone better.

“Oooohhh. Look at that skirt! It’s so beautiful!” Sandy exclaimed when she looked at the skirt the color of the sky. “Look at the beautiful white lace. It looks like a cloud in the heavens.”

“It is very beautiful, Sandy. I don’t mean to be rude, but could we please hurry up? It is four forty-five.”

“Oh, yes. I shall come back tomorrow and buy these things. I couldn’t possibly buy them today, I still have to try them on. And that alone could take an hour.” Sandy giggled. “Lets leave then.”



The next day was just as beautiful as the day before. Sandy left a little earlier, just in case Randy came again to surprise her. The night before had been peaceful. Randy had taken her to Margie’s Diner, and there he gave her a ring. Though he hadn’t said what it was for.

When Sandy got to the dress barn she stopped, shocked. “What?! There is no more sale?! Now I’m going to have to pay twice what I brought today to pay for all the things I saw yesterday. Woe is me!”

The next day was just as beautiful as the day before. Sandy left a little earlier, just in case Randy came again to surprise her. The night before had been peaceful. Randy had taken her to Margie’s Diner, and there he gave her a ring. Though he hadn’t said what it was for.

When Sandy got to the dress barn she stopped, shocked. “What?! There is no more sale?! Now I’m going to have to pay twice what I brought today to pay for all the things I saw yesterday. Woe is me!”


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Marlene Austin03/13/08
Previewing your entry before you submit will help catch difficulties like duplicating the last two paragraphs. :)
Jan Ackerson 03/15/08
I've had something similar to that happen to me before--it's why I hate shopping! This made me smile.

I didn't understand why Randy kept taking a chance on meeting her at the store instead of just calling her--and some of your dialogue sounded a bit unrealistic.

But this was a cute story, and just right for the topic.
Laury Hubrich 03/15/08
This was a cute story. Nice writing!
Laury
Lauren Page04/14/08
Why Randy?! How did you come up with that name?! That's my Dad's name! Now it makes the story weird...o well. Otherwise, very good. Keep writing! ^-^