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  • Kissed By An Angel Anthology – Sturge Weber Syndrome

    I've had the privilege of taking part in an anthology which will raise funds for the Sturge-Weber Foundation. My daughter, Ellen Injerd, also took part by illustrating a scene for my story. The book is now available for anyone who would like to help out with this worthy cause. Here are several blog posts from other writers who are involved in the project. You can purchase the book in paperback or as an ebook on Amazon.  Thank you! Kissed by an Angel - paperback Kissed by an Angel - ebook     Robyn Campbell - Cover Reveal Y'all Vivian Kirkfield - Kissed By An Angel Anthology...
  • Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest 2015

    It's that time again! Susanna Leonard Hill's 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest! The Contest: Write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words costume, dark, and haunt. So here is my entry for the 5th Annual Halloweensie Contest! I don't usually write in rhyme but since I only had 100 words, I thought I'd give it a try. 🙂 Be sure to visit Susanna's blog and read all the other fabulous stories! Thanks for stopping by!   BOO, THE SCARY SCARECROW   As Boo the scarecrow watched from high, he glared and frowned at passersby.   He proudly haunted...
  • Susanna Hill’s 2014 Holiday Contest

         It's time for Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Contest again! Here are the contest rules this year: "Write a children's story (children here defined as approximately age 12 and under) in which wild weather impacts the holidays!  Your story may be poetry or prose, silly or serious or sweet, religious or not, based on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever you celebrate, but is not to exceed 350 words"      Drop  by Susanna's blog here Monday, December 8th through Friday, December 12th, to read all the great entries. Then return to her blog on either Monday, the 15th or Tuesday, the 16th, to vote on...
  • Halloweensie Contest 2014

                   It's that time of year again! It's time for Susanna Leonard Hill's annual Halloweensie Contest!This year we were to write "a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children, using the words pumpkin, broomstick, and creak." You can read all the great entries at Susanna's blogOctober 27th - 31st. Then return to her blog on November 3rd to vote on the finalists. The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 6th.I hope you will take part in the fun! So here is my entry in Susanna Leonard Hill's 2014 Halloweensie Contest. Thanks for stopping by!...
  • On Halloween

    This is my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's 2013 Halloween Contest! The story is to be no more than 100 words, and we are to use the words spooky, black cat and cackle. You can read more of the wonderful entries at Susanna's blog, here. ON HALLOWEEN On Halloween, The moon was full, And the night was still. Raccoon and Badger crept up the lonely path.   A cackle echoed from the trees, And Raccoon froze. "A witch?"   "A bird," said Badger.   A dark streak dashed across their path, And Raccoon jumped. "A monster?"   Badger shook his...
  • Susanna Leonard Hill’s 4th of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest Finalists!

    I'm excited to share that my children's story, Mouse's Missing Magic, made it into the finalists of Susanna Leonard Hill's 4th of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest. Yay! Our friends and family can take part in the voting. If you have time, please stop by her blog and vote for the story you like best. Thank you! Susanna Leonard Hill's 4th of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest Finalists
  • Susanna Leonard Hill’s Fourth of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest

    This is my children's story for Susanna Leonard Hill's Fourth of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest. You can follow the contest and eventually vote for the winner on her blog. Here's the link: The Fourth of July Secret Mystery Writing Contest Thank you for stopping by!   MOUSE'S MISSING MAGIC By Cheryl Secomb   Mouse bustled up her path and waved to her neighbor, Skunk. She had so much to do before tonight! Mouse threw a party every Fourth of July. She invited her closest friends. She served lots of yummy food. But most of all, Mouse made her magic brew...
  • Dashing Through the Snow

    Below is my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's 2nd Annual Holiday Contest. Thank you for reading. Merry Christmas! Dashing Through the Snow by Cheryl Secomb   “Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh…” The song floated from the kitchen radio. Holly heard her neighbor, Mrs. Frost, humming along. Holly stared out the window at the snowless neighborhood and sighed. Would she ever have a white Christmas? She picked up the snow globe from the table and shook it. Tiny white flakes swirled about the miniature horse pulling a sleigh with two riders. Mrs. Frost poked her...