The trouble with being such a sociable charismatic dog is simple, Maria keeps putting me in stories. Here is a short one. ( I’ve met Molly. She is cute and she feeds me jelly babies.)
Children’s Story: 500 words.
Chasing the snow dragon.
Snowflakes twirled and danced about Molly. ” I love snow,” she said.
“Woof” Bob said jumping around her.
Molly whispered, “Quiet Bob. A Snow Dragon might hear us and run away.”
The dog nudged her hand with his nose. He tickled Molly, making her giggle.
They began their search in the garden.
No Snow Dragon.
They walked through the gate, looking right and left. Molly walked past Gran’s kitchen door. They looked in the garden shed, even behind the coal bags but didn’t find a Snow Dragon. They did meet many birds and Gran’s fat cat.
They walked to the front garden. They met the postman. “Hi Molly. Where are you going?” he asked.
“We are going to catch a Snow Dragon.” She whispered.
“Well – don’t let him catch you.” He said.
“No. We won’t.” Molly told him.
Bob looked behind every tree. Molly looked at the bare branches.
No Snow Dragon.
“Not even a squirrel, Bob.” She said.
Molly looked behind them. The snow was falling onto the ground covering her footprints. She couldn’t see her house. “Let’s go home,” She said.
Molly made a snow ball. She threw it. “Go get it Bob,” She said.
He sat and watched it land. Molly sighed. Bob never chased tennis balls.
“Lets make a snowman instead.” She began by making a small ball and then dropped it on the ground. As she rolled it along the ground the snowball changed from being a round ball into a wobbly, wonky shape. It was big and getting bigger.
Bob helped by staying out of Molly’s way. She pushed her snowman into the garden saying, “I’ll finish you after tea.”
It was warm inside. Molly felt tired. She forgot about her snowball but told dad about her search for a Snow Dragon.
“I think there are no Snow Dragons,” she said. Molly felt sad.
“Maybe they are shy, creatures. Perhaps you should send an email to one and see what happens.”
“What would I say?” She liked this idea.
“That you believe in them but you would love to know what they look like. Wait then and see what happens. Granddad always said, they were magical creatures.”
Molly wiggled her nose as she thought about this. “Let’s do it, can you help please?”
The email was sent and Molly went to bed.
Next morning she got up and peeped out the window.
Her heart jumped for there in the garden was a large dragon. He was white and very still. Molly raced outside to see him. “Its a Snow Dragon.” She said to her dad who came to look at it.
“But Dad, how did he get here?”
“Molly you did say you would love to know what they look like, didn’t you?”
Molly nodded her head. “I did. Now I know they are amazing.And he chased my snowman away. ”
Dad took a picture of the snow dragon.
It hangs on Molly’s bedroom wall in case she forgets what they look like.