Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Under

       Here is today's story for the A to Z challenge.

“Oh no.  I lost it.  It’s gone forever.”   Ellie said.

She tried to wipe the tears from her eyes but she was crying to hard.  The tears just kept coming back.

Jack wrapped his arms around her.

“Th-thank you, Jack.”

Jack ran out of the room and found Sam.  He grabbed Sam’s hand and pulled.

“Hi, Jack.  Where are you taking me?”

“Dooo.”  Jack said.

“I wish I spoke baby” Sam thought.

Jack didn’t let go until they were in front of Ellie.

“What’s wrong?” Sam asked, sitting down next to her.

“I-I lost it. “

“What did you loose?”

“My favorite sticker.”

“What does it look like?”

“It‘s a sparkly, purple star.”

“How big is it?”  Sam asked.

He hoped it was really big.  Little things were always so hard to find.

“Its smaller than my pinky nail.” 

Ellie held up her little finger for Sam to see.

Sam sighed.  It wasn’t just small, it was teeny tiny.

“I think I will need to be Super Sam to find something so small.” He said.  “I’ll be right back.”

He would have to be fast.  This was an emergency.

Super Sam walked into Ellie’s room.

“I heard you lost a sticker.” He said.

“Yes.  My very favorite one.”

Super Sam pulled out a flashlight.

“No sticker will remain lost on my watch. I will look under every single thing in this room if I have to.  Let’s start with under the bed.”

He slithered under the bed, shining his flashlight into every corner.

All he found was seven dirty socks.

He looked under the bookcase.


Jack threw all the blocks into the toy basket. 

The sticker was still missing.

“Well, Ellie, at least your room will be clean.” Sam said as he put away some dress up clothes.

“My poor sticker is lonely. It misses me.” 

Ellie jumped onto her bed and hid under her quilt.

Only her feet stuck out.

Jack walked up to her and peeled something off of  one of her big toes.

“Stop, Jack.  That tickles. “She said.

“Let me see that.” Sam said.

Jack held out his hand.

“You found it!  Yay Jack!”

Ellie popped out of bed. 

“My sticker?” She asked. “Did he find my sticker?”

“Yes. He did. I looked under everything in your room except for one thing.” Sam said. "You!"

He handed her the sticker.

“Please, please, please put this in a safe place.”

“Of course I will.” Ellie said.  “I never ever want to lose it again.”


  1. It's so true. Kids fall in love with stickers and they just don't stick around forever.

    1. I love stickers but find them frustrating for this reason. My daughter inspired this story. She gets so attached to things.

  2. Sarah, I appreciate the easy flow between action and dialogue. The words paint a cohesive picture in my understanding. (the feet sticking out from under the blanket is quite the image too!)

    1. Thanks for the feed back! I'm glad that you liked it.

  3. Hard to believe you're at U already too....

  4. This is so cute! We always have stickers stuck to us.

  5. Hello from another homeschooling mom/ writer. I love this story; it rings so true.

    1. Hi! I love meeting other homeschoolers:) Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Very nicely done. This gave me a smile as I remembered when my own kids were little. It's funny how attached kids can get to certain little things--or in the case of a sticker, how attached things can become to kids.

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  7. Under, over and out! Glad they were found! Cute story! Thank you.

    1. I'm glad that you liked it :) Thanks for visiting!

  8. Kids do get upset over special stuffed animals, blankets, etc. And kudos for the parents who try and find these items and do not minimize how much they mean to the kids.

    1. It is amazing how important some things become to children.

  9. Oh Dear Oh Dear, been so many years since mine was little I can't say I remember spending time to look for something so trivial. I do remember having her re-trace her steps and reminding her that important things need to be taken care of. A life lesson. If it was something of value, naturally we helped her look; but both of us worked about 50 hours a week in those days, there wasn't time or energy to look for a sticker. Cute story though. I'm old enough I sometimes think parents over do a bit now days.


    1. I agree that things can be overdone. Its hard to find the right balance, I think.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the encouragement.

  11. Cute story! Loved it!

    Happy A to Z!

  12. You do a great job capturing the childrens' drama of a lost sticker. I like how Jack finds it in the end.

  13. Thats a cute story !
    hw panicky we all get wen we lose something wen we all wer kids
    Fellow A to Zer

    1. Thanks! Yes, I think its a feeling we all relate too :)

  14. Adorable! You ought to send this to a children's magazine that takes flash fiction.

    Happy A to Z!

    1. Thank you! I've actually been looking into magazines that accept children's stories. It would be so amazing to get something published.

  15. Such a sweet story. I love how your characters come alive.