Sponsored by Susanna Leonard Hill
For the contest, this children’s story must be 214 words or less and include a character who is confused. Thanks Susanna for this opportunity.
Pork Chop was a plump pig who loved picnics.
Mr. Fox invited her to a Porchetta for Valentine’s Day. It was the biggest pig roast celebration of the year.
Pork Chop snorted her snout and squealed with delight. Only two days to decide what to cook.
“What should I bring to the picnic?” Pork Chop asked Mr. Fox.
Mr. Fox was a sly rascal. He smacked his lips at the thought of a juicy chop.
“Bring something yummy.”
Pork Chop trotted home to prepare her favorite picnic foods.
The next day she met Mr. Fox under the sycamore tree with a plate of piping hot pigs in a blanket.
Mr. Fox stuck his claw into one of the wieners, “Mmmmmm, delightful, but how about something bigger?”
Back in her kitchen, Pork Chop, stirred, mixed and baked. She met Mr. Fox at the Porchetta. The grill was sizzling.
“We’ll I’ll be hog tied,” said Pork Chop. “You invited me to your pig roast to make me the main course.”
Mr. Fox inched closer to Pork Chop, but she put her hoofs in the air.
“I have the swine flu, you can’t eat me. Try this.”
Pork Chop shoved a giant, gooey heart shaped cookie into Mr. Fox’s paws.”
It was love at first bite.