Thursday, July 21, 2011

Poor Little Lambs

This is my first attempt at posting for 

Short Story Slam Week 6-Children's Literature

Country Nights with Dog and Elephant by ManicD Daily

Eddie, the baby elephant, was shivering and cold when Laney, the tiny Lamb dog, found him in lost in the woods one cold dark autumn night.

“Laney, what's that song you’re humming?" asked Eddie.

“Oh…it’s just a song that my mother always sings to me when I’m scared, like you are now, Eddie.”

“Laney, I am scared. I miss my Mom.”

“Don’t be afraid, Eddie. I’m right here beside you," Laney offered, trying hard to sound convincing.

“Laney, are there words to it?"

“To what?" asked Laney.

“To the song that your Mom sings to you.”

“Oh! Ya, sure there are words, Eddie.”

“Laney, can you sing them please?

With that, Laney turned and looked straight past Eddie’s long elephant trunk directly into his sad blue eyes. She could see that Eddie was still very frightened. Maybe even more frightened than she herself was.
Laney turned and gently wrapped her tiny lamb-like tail around Eddie’s large trunk and started walking across the meadow under the star-filled night sky.
Then, with her wee small voice, Laney, the Bedlington terrier, sang her Mother’s song for her newfound friend, Eddie the elephant. 

♥♫¸.•*¨)ღ ♥(¸.•´♫ ♥♫¸.•*¨)

♫ We are poor little lambs, who have lost our way ♫
Baa! Baa! Baa! ♫¸.•*
♫ We’re little scared sheep who have gone astray ♫
Baa! Baa! Baa! 

♫¸.•*♥♫¸.•*¨)ღ ♥(¸.•´♫ ♥♫¸.•*¨)

Little Laney and Eddie walked through the dark of night into the wee small hours of early dawn.
The morning sun brought some comfort for the two friends, for it left the scary night behind them.
As they stood side-by-side in the clearing, loud singing off in the distance startled them.
Laney and Eddie listened closely as the voices approached.
As they looked toward the hillside, Laney and Eddie could not believe their eyes. Singing the lamb song together were Laney and Eddie’s Mamas. Both Laney and Eddie ran to them, eagerly wanting to share their brave escapades from the night before.

Suddenly out of nowhere, with a boisterous voice, Eddie announces:

“Ya see, Laney, I told you there was nothing to be scared of!”

The two relieved Moms looked at Eddie and Laney, then at each other before bursting into laughter

This was a fun Post For Short Story Slam Week 6-Children's Literature


  1. smiles. this was a delightful story helena...a couple spelling mistakes (scarred vs scared)...very endearing though...

  2. wonderful. so lovely. songs do help the fear go away. thanks for sharing

  3. Thanks Brian...I usually only transpose my letters lol! This was a fun prompt!

  4. So good Helena, any child would love this I surely do..Susie

  5. Wonderful! What a cool story. Silly kids!
    I like your blog, too. Very interesting!

  6. I love this! I love the names youg ave each one. And that they are lost and have each otehr. How wonderful and the song they sing is delightful!

  7. Lovely piece of writing I enjoyed it

  8. Beth, thank you so much, Eddie and Laney were mischievous and fun to write about lol!

  9. Lovely story with a lovely ending ~ all's well that ends well !!

  10. love the playfulness in your character,
    Glad to see you share.

    well done!

  11. MISH, thank you, I love a happy ending lol!

  12. Jingle, This was my first attempt at a children's story...I enjoyed giving it a try...Thank you ...

    ♥ ஆ ~.^

  13. What a charming story =)

  14. A very warming and cute story!

  15. This was a wonderfully sweet tale of two friends comforting one another. Even the night fears can be driven away by the company of a friend :-)

  16. A sweet story!
    I so enjoyed it, Helena.

  17. A sweet and lovely story! Great job with the prompt! I thought the dog looked like a lamb myself!

  18. Helena, this is one of my favorites of your writes ! Great Job !

  19. very cute and creative.
    Thanks for sharing.

    welcome joining us for week 7 fun today.


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