Bedtime Stories

I was never told bedtime stories when I was young. There’s not a literary creative bone in any one of my parents’ (or grandparents’) bodies. That’s not a “dig” at any of them either. Both were great to me. However, I was left to my own imagination at bedtime often spent listening to stories read to me. Stories like Snow White, Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, etc. were those that became a familiar part of me as I imagined I was Snow White, I was Cinderella, I was Little Red Riding Hood.

But, if I were to write a bedtime story it would start out something like this….

Once upon a time, nestled in a stall of an abandoned horse barn in central Kentucky lived a young charcoal-colored labradour retriever named Lucky and near to her, under the hay, was an older cat named Mittens. Lucky and Mittens were not always the best of friends. In fact, they were the mirror opposite, always antagonizing each other as their owners fretted about what they could do to help the two of them get along.

Not any more. You see, Lucky & Mittens were unexpectedly left behind when their owners, George & Betty Watson, had to abruptly leave their home after a tree fell into their living room during one of Kentucky’s worst snow storms of the century. You’d think they would have remembered to take their pets with them. Actually, Betty & George tried and tried to find them before leaving but neither animal would come when called. So, they gave up and left. What they didn’t know was that neither came because both were trapped under the couch when the tree blocked their way out! All the barking and meowing in the world didn’t help for the wind was howling so strong that February evening that it’s a wonder either of them could even hear each other. So, they waited.
When the wind died down and the storm seemed to be moving to the east, Lucky decided to try and squeeze through the only available opening between the couch and the coffee table that had been moved against the piece of furniture when the tree toppled in. Mittens saw that Lucky was able to slowly slide out and so not wanting to be alone, he gave it a try himself. Lucky was right there waiting for him but this time instead of barking he was sitting near the opening ready to help Mittens if he needed it. That’s when the friendship began – two animals so opposite of each other in that moment became comrades in the fight to stay alive.

You’ll have to ask me to continue if you want to know the rest of the story. 😉
“Bedtime Stories” was the topic of this week’s Sunday Scribbings (http://sundayscribblings.blogspot.com).
Got any of your own to share?
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6 Responses to “Bedtime Stories”
  1. forgetfulone says:

    Tell us more! I want to know what happened to Lucky and Mittens. I’m a sucker for a good story.
    Luv ya,
    D

  2. forgetfulone says:

    Tell us more! I want to know what happened to Lucky and Mittens. I’m a sucker for a good story.
    Luv ya,
    D

  3. Gemma says:

    Great beginning of a story…what do they do? Do their owners ever come back?

  4. Gemma says:

    Great beginning of a story…what do they do? Do their owners ever come back?

  5. paris parfait says:

    Lovely, touching story.

  6. paris parfait says:

    Lovely, touching story.

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