Spotted Bill and the sigh (Powerhousecreatives contest)


This is a short story for children of all ages but mostly those that like a bed time story read for them as they drift off to sleep...

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Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

"Dad, it's time for my bed time story now."

"So it is. Okay, settle down and I'll tell you one...

One morning as spotted Bill was putting on his pants he noticed they were becoming frayed at the edges and small holes were appearing in them.

"Oh dear, said spotted Bill, it looks like I will have to go and find some new ones." And so saying set out to do just that...

On leaving the house spotted Bill turned right and then he turned left, he was in no hurry. He was searching for a new pair of pants and of course the new pair of pants was searching for him and all was right with the world on such a beautiful morning.

The storm had passed during the night as all good storms will and had left everything clean and fresh looking so it felt like a good day to get out and do things. Maybe even whistle while was walking along.

Passing over the old wooden bridge where the sun was lighting it up he came across a sigh that was hanging about and doing nothing at all, not even making waves, or even washing dishes, and certainly not whistling.

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“Hello,” said spotted Bill. “Nice day isn’t it?”

“For some,” said the sigh.

“Oh dear, what’s wrong,” asked spotted Bill, stopping momentarily to chat with the sigh.

“Nothing, I’m just lonely,” said the sigh, sighing.

“Perhaps you should get out more and make friends,” said spotted Bill.

“I am out but no one wants to be friends with me, they all avoid me,” said the sigh.

“Hmm,” went spotted bill. “I tell you what, why don’t you go see the whispering wind, she too is alone and I think you’d both get on well together,” said spotted bill.

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Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay

“Really?” said the sigh looking up.

“What have you got to lose?” said spotted Bill making to move on down the road.

“Where can I find her?” asked the sigh.

“Look for her where the trees sway and the leaves call out your name,” said spotted bill with a wave of his hand and walking on.

“Sigh,” went the sigh.

“And enough of that,” called out spotted bill from down the road hitching up his holy pants and doing a little hop skip and jump.

So they both set off to find what they were looking for and we shall wish them well in their venture, and maybe tomorrow we will find out how they are doing, but now it is time to sleep, so eyes closed, lights dimmed, and goodnight to you, sleep well..."

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22.08.2019 10:48
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I have to step up my bed time story

22.08.2019 12:15
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yes, I think everyone should

22.08.2019 14:26
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Zzzzzz-zzzzz-zzzzzzzzzz......

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22.08.2019 14:51
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That's the idea

22.08.2019 18:11
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Boy !! This is a huge bar to meet..
I'd better start working on mine :)

22.08.2019 14:54
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You like it then

22.08.2019 18:11
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Your post have been shared on Teammalaysia Steem FB Page! :) Thanks for the entry!

23.08.2019 14:08
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Thanks zord

23.08.2019 21:51
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@wales,

Wales, my old friend ... this is your genre! The story was very creative and flawlessly delivered.

I just published my entry. I love this Contest's theme. I hope we have a ton of entries.

Very well done.

Quill

23.08.2019 20:50
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Thanks, I don't know what to say. I'll take a look at yours

23.08.2019 21:54
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Bedtime stories always fun trying to open the mind to go out and play while resting.

Great story to take the mind away and imagine being in the treetops @wales

24.08.2019 09:08
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My son used to like them every night at bed time, but his mother was best at telling them

24.08.2019 13:29
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Hello @wales, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

25.08.2019 17:02
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Thanks very much

25.08.2019 17:56
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