This is my short story entry into Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny contest. Enjoy reading the other entries on her website.
Daisy’s heart thudded as she saw all the hearts hanging from streamers in the classroom.
“This week we are celebrating Valentine’s Day,” said Miss Lovely. “Tell me what you know.”
Valerie raised her hand. “You give a card to your best friend.”
“And, it’s a secret,” added Clementine.
Miss Lovely clapped. “That’s right. Everyone will make a card for a friend.”
After recess, Miss Lovely took the class to the library.
Valerie handed Daisy a book. “You’ll love this one.”
“Thanks,” said Daisy. She liked horse books too.
Valerie whispered, “I can’t wait to make your Valentine’s card.”
The librarian shushed them before Daisy could reply.
On the bus, Clementine saved a seat for her. “What are you going to decorate your Valentine’s card with?”
Daisy held her library book. “I like lace. And you?”
“I’m going to use your favorite – glitter,” said Clementine.
“Great,” said Daisy. “I thought it’s meant to be secret.”
Clementine smiled. “I had to tell you.”
At home, Daisy pulled out her craft kit. Who would she give her Valentine to? Valerie and Clementine were both her friends.
Instead, Daisy made two cards.
On Valentine’s Day, Daisy handed Valerie and Clementine their cards.
Valerie + Clementine + Daisy = Valentine’s Dai – a chain of friends.
2/12/2017 04:29:04 pm
I love the ending combination of names and the play on a daisy chain. Good Luck
2/13/2017 09:15:09 am
What a great way to handle that dreaded "love triangle"! Well done! Good luck in the competition!
2/13/2017 09:29:19 am
A nice friendship story. Good luck!
2/13/2017 06:54:41 pm
Sweet friendship story, Rebecca! Good luck!
2/14/2017 07:20:20 pm
How nice she has two best friends, and that's completely OK.
2/15/2017 11:37:24 am
I love Daisy's chain of friends. Everyone's happy in the end. Well done!
2/15/2017 01:20:18 pm
I am glad she used glitter and lace to make her special message sparkle! Very clever.
2/18/2017 03:22:35 pm
What a great ending - combining their names into a "daisy chain" - very clever! I'm glad Daisy didn't feel compelled to choose one or the other - everyone should be so lucky as to have 2 best friends :) Thanks so much for joining in the Valentiny fun, Rebecca!
2/20/2017 05:25:11 pm
You make it look so easy. What a great ending. Thanks!
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