Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for Zipper

Wow!  I can't believe that its the last day of April.  Here is my final children's story for the A-Z challenge. Congrats to everyone that made it to Z!

Ellie tugged at the zipper.  It didn't budge. She gave it another tug.
"Yay!" Ellie said.
She had done it!  
Wait, something was wrong.  Ellie tried to lift her right arm.  It was stuck.
"Oh no." Ellie thought.  "I zipped my jacket but I forgot to put both arms in the holes."
She tried to wriggle it into place.  There wasn't enough room.  
She pulled on the zipper pull.  It held tight.
Ellie ran down the hall.  
"Help!  I'm stuck in my coat!"
Jack ran up to her.
"Stuck?" He asked.
"Yes.  I'm stuck.  Can you find Momma?"
Jack just looked at Ellie and grinned.
"Can you help me with my zipper, then?"  She asked.
Jack gave the zipper a giant tug.  He toppled over on top of Ellie.
"What are you two doing?" Sam asked.
He was covered in paint.
"I'm stuck in my coat and Jack tried to help but he knocked me over." Ellie said, sticking out her bottom lip.
"Here, let me help." 
Sam grabbed the coat.
"EEEWWWW. Sam, you're all messy.  Now I have a red hand print on my coat."
"I"m sorry, Ellie.  I didn't mean too.  I was painting a volcano picture and I forgot to wash."
"Now I will have a volcano hand print on my favorite coat forever." Ellie said.
"That's kind of cool.  I'd like a volcano hand print on my coat." Sam said.
"I don't like it.  Its not suppose to be there."
Ellie helped Jack up.
"You should go wash before you forget again."  She said.
"Your right."
Sam disappeared around the corner.
Jack stomped after him.
"Now I'm all alone with my volcano painted coat and I'm still stuck."
Ellie hung her head. If she didn't hurry she would be out of time to play outside.
She let out a sniffle.  No one came.
"I will just have to figure it out myself." She said.
Ellie stared at the zipper.  She pulled at the fabric.  
"Mean old zipper." She thought.
It looked like the zipper was trying to take a bite out of her jacket.
She gentle pulled the fabric from its teeth.
"That looks better." She thought.
She gave the zipper a tiny tug.  
It worked.  The zipper went all the way down.  
Ellie made sure that both her arms were in the sleeves this time and she carefully zipped the coat back up.
"I did it.  I did it!" She sang as she headed for the door.
Momma was outside.
"I zipped my coat but I got stuck and then Jack knocked me over but I didn't need anyone to save me.  Not even Sam!" Ellie said.
"That's great, Ellie!"  Momma said.  "I can't believe what a big girl you are."
Momma looked down at Ellie's jacket.
"What's this?" Momma asked.
"Sam made a volcano print on me by mistake." Ellie said.  "I didn't like it at first but now I do cause it makes me look tough."
Ellie ran of to play.  She had to be the bravest, toughest girl ever.


  1. Yay for Ellie!! Thanks for a whole month of great stories (:

    1. Your welcome. It was so much fun. I can't believe its been a month already.

  2. I still have problems with zippers now.

    Well done on completing the challenge.


    1. Thank you! I have trouble with zippers too...

  3. what a cute story with a positive message! Congrats on finishing A-Z!

  4. Congratulations! 26 really fun stories!

  5. Very Cute Sarah. Quite the Zipper story. Have you counted all the times you use zipper in the story? Very cool. Congratulations on reaching the finish line. I still have a Z to go. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

  6. great job! Congrats on finishing the A to Z. You're stories have been so delightful to read. Thanks for your support. :)

    A Dose of Jules

    1. Thank you! I'm glad I found your blog. I've really been enjoying it.

  7. You truly do have the child's perspective down pat in your stories. I like that the parent is a cursory though important role in them.

    Congrats to reaching the end!

  8. Wow! I can't believe you wrote a children's story for every letter! That is very impressive!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm excited to get to know you and follow your awesome stories and adventures. :) tademings.com