The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge (take 2) – week 2

It’s week two of Susanna Leonard Hill’s 7-week writing challenge and this week is all about cumalitive stories.

Susanna’s brief was to pick a word from each of four columns to create a title: There Was a _____ _____ who _____ a _____.

Here’s my attempt:

There was a Small Baby who Wished for a Star 

 At bedtime, Evie’s Mummy said: 

“Sweet baby girl, I love you so much. Anything you wish for I’ll get you.” 

“I wish for a teddy to snuggle with,” said Evie. 

The next day, Mummy pedaled to the toy shop. 

“Here is your teddy,” she said to Evie at bedtime. “It’s the snuggliest there was.” 

“I wish for a kitten to play with,” said Evie. 

The next day, Mummy drove to the pet shop. 

“Here is your kitten,” she said to Evie at bedtime. “It’s the fluffiest there was.” 

“I wish for a unicorn to ride on,” said Evie. 

The next day, Mummy rode in a hot air balloon to Unicorn Land. 

“Here is your unicorn,” she said to Evie at bedtime. “It’s the rarest there was.” 

“I wish for a pterodactyl to fly on,” said Evie. 

The next day, Mummy took a time machine to the past. 

“Here is your pterodactyl,” she said to Evie at bedtime. “It’s the fastest there was.” 

“I wish for the shiniest star from the sky,” said Evie. 

The next day, Mummy rocketed into space. 

At bedtime, Mummy wasn’t there. 

She wasn’t there the next morning. 

Or the following afternoon. 

“I want Mummy!” Evie sobbed at bedtime.  

Her teddy, kitten, unicorn and pterodactyl all stared at her blankly.  

The shiniest star in the sky shimmered from afar. 

Mummy finally returned three days later. 

“I’m sorry baby girl,” she said. “I’ve let you down. I could not get the shiniest star in the night sky.” 

“I don’t want it anymore,” said Evie. “Or the other things. I just want you Mummy. You’re all I need.” 

“I’m here for you,” said Mummy. 

“Thank you,” smiled Evie. 

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