Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 10

This week we are going back to 2018 for a first for me.  I tried to write something for a kids story that was originally posted  here.

The Sad Flower

Robert always rushed.  He would rush here, and rush there.  He never would stand still.

Then one day he saw a sad flower and he stopped to talk to her.  “Why are you so sad?” he asked the flower.

The sad flower sniffled and said, “Because no one takes time to notice me. They always rush by before I can smile for them. I only want to make their day more beautiful.”

Robert thought for a minute and said, “Maybe I could take you home with me and I can show my family how beautiful you are?”

The sad flower lowered her petals and sighed, “If you take me home then I will not be able to help more people see the beauty of nature.”

“What is nature?” Robert asked.

The sad flower told him, “Nature is all living things – the grass, trees, flowers, and plants. It can be the look of the sunshine or the feeling of rain. It is all around but many people never stop to look at it. It can be very beautiful if they would just take the time to look.”

Robert smiled and said, “I like nature. I like to play in the rain and jump in puddles. Is that nature?”

The sad flower began to straighten up just a bit and said, “That is a part of nature. I am so happy to hear you like nature.”

Robert said, “I am going to go home now and tell my family about how beautiful nature is.”

The sad flower stood tall and proud, smiling she said, “Thanks for taking the time to see the beauty of nature. I feel better thanks to you.”

“Goodbye flower. I will see you tomorrow. You are beautiful.” Robert said and turned to go home.

 

For Fandango’s Friday Flashback (FFF) April 10

Teddy’s Wagon

Teddy was four years old.  Teddy loved his mom.  Teddy loved his dad.  Teddy even loved his baby sister, even if sometimes she cried a lot.

The thing that Teddy love most was he wagon.  His wagon was red and black with his name written in white, T-E-D-D-Y.

He would bring things to his mom with his wagon, especially when she needed help fixing dinner.  He would bring things to his dad too, but he was gone all day at work.  He wanted to take his sister for a ride, but mom and dad said no.

One day he was in the backyard with his wagon.  He had his trucks in the wagon and was headed for his sandbox when he saw a little bunny.  Hop, hop, hop the bunny went away.  There was a bird in the tree singing then flap, flap, flap he flew away.  The neighbors had a little dog who went bark, bark, bark and then he went inside his dog house.

Teddy was puzzled why everyone went away.  He started back towards his sandbox and his wheels went squeak, squeak, squeak.  Teddy did not like that sound.

“That’s it.”  Teddy was suddenly sure he knew why everyone left.  It was his squeaky wagon.  He looked where the bunny had hopped away and said, “Don’t worry bunny, I will make the sound stop.  Please come back and play.”

Teddy’s mom stood at the back door and asked, “Who are you talking to Teddy?”

“Mom, the animals all ran away because my wagon sounds funny today. Just listen.”  Teddy pulled the wagon a short distance and it went squeak, squeak, squeak.

“Teddy you wagon has a squeaky wheel.  Your dad will help you fix it, he should be home soon.”

As soon as Teddy’s dad got out of his car Teddy was right there to ask, “Will you fix my squeaky wheel Dad?”

Teddy’s dad went over to his wagon and pulled it.  Squeak, squeak, squeak it went.  He went into the garage and came out with a can.  Teddy watched as he put oil on all four (he knew there was four because that’s how old he was) wheels of the wagon, squirt, squirt, squirt, squirt.

“Ok Teddy, it is all fixed.”

“Oh, thank you Dad.  Now the animals can all come back to play.”

Teddy’s dad patted him on his head and said, “You love to play with the animals around, don’t you?”

“Yes, but I love my wagon even more!”

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – wagon

The Sad Flower

Robert always rushed.  He would rush here, and rush there.  He never would stand still.

Then one day he saw a sad flower and he stopped to talk to her.  “Why are you so sad?” he asked the flower.

The sad flower sniffled and said, “Because no one takes time to notice me. They always rush by before I can smile for them. I only want to make their day more beautiful.”

Robert thought for a minute and said, “Maybe I could take you home with me and I can show my family how beautiful you are?”

The sad flower lowered her petals and sighed, “If you take me home then I will not be able to help more people see the beauty of nature.”

“What is nature?” Robert asked.

The sad flower told him, “Nature is all living things – the grass, trees, flowers, and plants. It can be the look of the sunshine or the feeling of rain. It is all around but many people never stop to look at it. It can be very beautiful if they would just take the time to look.”

Robert smiled and said, “I like nature. I like to play in the rain and jump in puddles. Is that nature?”

The sad flower began to straighten up just a bit and said, “That is a part of nature. I am so happy to hear you like nature.”

Robert said, “I am going to go home now and tell my family about how beautiful nature is.”

The sad flower stood tall and proud, smiling she said, “Thanks for taking the time to see the beauty of nature. I feel better thanks to you.”

“Goodbye flower. I will see you tomorrow. You are beautiful.” Robert said and turned to go home.