Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Ohhh…. (02/04/10)

TITLE: EGG ON YOUR FACE
By Mary Lou Tiner
02/04/10


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

“Ohh no!” said Aunt Amelia, brushing flour from her hair,
“I need more baking soda and there’s nothing left in there.”
She grabbed her old umbrella, for it had begun to rain,
And out the door she hustled toward the grocery store on Main.

Now Marvin, the new Mailman, driving past Amelia’s door,
Turned on his windshield wipers as the rain began to pour.
He failed to pay attention, to the puddles that had grown,
And he splashed poor Aunt Amelia, and soaked her to the bone.

“Ohh my!” screeched Aunt Amelia, as her hair began to frizz.
She shook her fist at Marvin, sitting in that truck of his.
She was in such a frenzy, waving wildly here and there.
She flung her green umbrella - sent it flying through the air!

“Ohh stop!” cried Aunt Amelia as she watched it sail away.
“It’s heading straight for Eddie, who’s delivering eggs today!”
And like a guided missile - she couldn’t stop it now.
It clobbered Eggman Eddie, who hollered loudly “ow!”

The eggs were smashed and scattered on the sidewalk and the street,
When James came jogging towards them, not prepared for what he’d meet.
His sneakers hit the sidewalk, slick with egg white and the rain.
He landed on his backside, and he cried out from the pain.

“Ohhh dear!” groaned Aunt Amelia, with a look of dread and shock.
“How can so much disaster hit our quiet little block?”
But James began to chuckle, covered with a glaze of goo.
His laughter was contagious; Eddie started smiling, too.

“Ohhh wow!” Amelia giggled, “Now we’re all a pretty sight!”
The laughter changed their outlook and helped everyone feel light.
“Come on!” Amelia motioned, “You can wash up at my sink.”
“And once you get the egg off, I will give you both a drink.”

Amelia learned a lesson on that rainy, egg yolk day:
It’s better not to let your anger carry you away.
The moral of the story: let laughter take its place.
You won’t look quite so foolish when egg is on your face!


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
Accept Jesus as Your Lord and Savior Right Now - CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 392 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Virgil Youngblood 02/11/10
What a delightful read. This is a keeper to be read when days have lost their sparkle. Great writing.
Robyn Burke02/11/10
I am clapping my hands in delight over this one! Very cute.

What a delightful picture book this could be for children. i can see the images clearly. The kids would love this!
Gina Fifo02/11/10
I agree, delight read for a children's book! Loved it!
Angie Ragg02/12/10
Clever! I know how difficult it is to tell a story in poem. Great descriptions. Enjoyed this very much.
Francy Judge02/13/10
I agree too. Lots of fun to read and a great ending.
The Masked Truelovers02/14/10
very well written. It took talent to write a story like this with such rhythemic poetry.
Brenda Shipman 02/14/10
Every stanza filled with entertaining merriment. Such a fun read. This would definitely make a marvelous picture book; imagine the illustrations!
Rachel Dorsey02/15/10

Two thumbs up! Great story-telling!
Carol Penhorwood 02/15/10
This NEEDS to be published with beautiful illustrations!
Kate Oliver Webb02/17/10
Yes, yes, yes! So very well done! Great imagery, great dialog, the characters very well drawn, and the point clearly made, but with sweet humor. Thanks for sharing this delight.
Gregory Kane02/18/10
This was a lot of fun. And unlike some of the other poetry I've read this week, you maintained your pace right to the end. Well done.