Valentines Day Contest / Night at the Museum

Yes, Susanna Hill  has done it again. She’s organized a Valentines Day Contest for us suckers. She had the original word count at 150 words but yesterday upped it to 200 words. Since I have been busy with life I did not try to improve my story with the extra words so you will have to suffer through it. Luckily for you it is short, 150 words exactly as the first rule said. Here it is.:

Night at the Museum

There were three valentine cards in Clarike’s box; Princess Isabella, soldier Steve, and jack in the box, Jack. The sun set and magic happened. The valentines became alive!  Slowly they woke up and started moving,  Jack looked over at Isabella, the most ravishing princess he had ever seen, skin so soft and hair so shiny

Steve ran over to Isabella, knelt on one knee, held out a ring,  asked her to marry him. Isabella  happily said, “of course” and kissed him. Furious, Jack grabbed a sword, swinging at Steve. Steve parried the blow, knocking Jack to the floor.

Night faded, taking magic with it.

Clarike opened her valentines. The princess had “I do” written on it and the soldier said “be mine”. The jack in the box valentine was blank. A mistake she thought.  the end.

Thanks for reading. All of you, thanks for reading. I appreciate it.Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!

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About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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43 Responses to Valentines Day Contest / Night at the Museum

  1. I like it, Clar! It’s intriguing! And I’m so impressed you managed 150 words! But if you want to have a chance to improve on it, that’s fine with me 🙂

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  2. Ah – the classic love triangle! I’ve never thought of the cards coming to life, but that’s an intriguing thought when I see the jumbled assortment of Scooby Doo, SpongeBob, mutant ninja turtles, Barbies, and puppies with oversized eyes that appear in my kids’ Valentine school mailboxes!

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  3. How cute! I really love your creativity.

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  4. Darlene says:

    Delightful story! Thanks!!

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  5. I loved it…… like Cathy I never thought of the cards coming to life…… very creative… thanks.

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  6. Clar…what a clever concept of Valentine cards coming to life…I know little children would enjoy it…they have so much imagination…think of all the tea parties kids have with their stuffed animals and make-believe tea and cakes. 🙂 I just Skyped with my daughter and 3 year old grandson…he made me a birthday cupcake with his playdough…and held it up to the computer screen so I could “eat” it!

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Aaww// so cute, so cute. I got a thankyou card from my grandson yesterday. So welcome. It was only about the second one ever for visiting this summer and for Christmas. Makes it all worthwhile. 🙂

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  7. I think this story is so fun! Really neat idea. 🙂

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  8. Heather says:

    Very cool opportunity! Thanks for sharing!! I look forward to getting to know you through the writer’s campaign!!

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  9. Catherine Johnson says:

    That was really fun and imaginative Clar. I love how you used cards for people. Cool!

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  10. Such a great idea with the Valentines coming to life! Really enjoyed it!

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  11. Very creative, Clar! Nice entry. Just posted mine, too – the turbulent love of a pencil and pen! Fun contest, eh? 🙂

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  12. Tracy Bermeo says:

    Clarike,
    Love it. Trying to get mine down from 332 words to 200. Great entry. I love magic at night.

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  13. Rebecca Fyfe says:

    Very sweet! I especially like “princess Isabella” as I have my own little Isabella who is definitely a little princess!

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  14. Jodi Tharan says:

    Hi, Stopping by to visit from the #writecampaign! Yipppeee!

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  15. I like it a lot Clar!! Glad you had so much fun.

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  16. Cute story and very imaginative. Don’t even apologize. At least you wrote something! I think I’ll check out that Valentine’s Day contest! (BTW, I found you through LinkedIn–and thanks for the nice comment on my Boomers & Books book review.)

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  17. Joanna says:

    Magical, creative and sweet. Lovely entry, Clar!

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  18. This was a neat idea! (I really liked the movie and it reminded me of it) Poor Jack!

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  19. Hannah Holt says:

    Your Valentines mystery is enchanting! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  20. sunriseovertheiceberg says:

    thats really good!

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  21. Heather says:

    What a clever idea! I love imagining their magical night 🙂

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  22. Clar — I “thinks” this idea is the start of something better. I loved the idea of Valentine’s cards coming to life!

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    • clarbojahn says:

      Thanks, Eric. It had potential but I didn’t work on it anymore to make it better. I felt I had spent enough time on it. Maybe I’ll go back to it one day and develop the characters. But this is how it stands for now.
      Thanks for visiting. 🙂

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  23. Hi there, I’m stopping by to say hello from the campaign. I’m so glad I did, what a sweet and lovely story.

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