Query- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z



*This postΒ marks my 200th post on The Moving Quill. Such joy!

Thank you to everyone for your encouragement πŸ™‚

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Please, Miss Hodge, can I have another one?

Glaring at the little one, Miss Hodge asked, ‘ I just gave you three of them an hour ago. How could you have lost them already?’

Sandy looked desolately down at the ground and mumbled, ‘The other kids were playing and they must have taken mine away. I promise I won’t lose this one. Please, pretty please!’

Her plaintive cries and beautiful eyes did nothing to melt Miss Hodge’s heart. ‘I’m sorry. I can’t afford to give you any more. You’ll have to manage with what you have. Now, go. . .’

A soft voice interrupted her tirade. Turning, she frowned at Miss Pine who stood behind her. ‘Sandy dear, how many do you need? I can spare about five.’ Β Eyes lighting up, Sandy nodded and quickly scampered away with her haul.

Miss Hodge wasted no time in berating her colleague. ‘The kids will learn no responsibility if you keep giving them things the minute they lose them! How many times have I told you that?’

Smiling benignly, Miss Pine said, ‘It’s important to encourage them. These quills will grow back. Stifled curiosity will not.’ Saying so, she settled her porcupine body next to Miss Hodge, the hedgehog, who sat fuming away.


A-Z Challenge 2015

My theme for the Challenge this year is

Alternate Angles

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good

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82 thoughts on “Query- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. 200 posts already?! You’re a star…really! And, the prickly twist at the end of this post just goes out to prove it πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

  2. Congrats on post number 200. Quite an achievement!
    The tale is cute with a good learning. Lets not stifle curiosity at any cost which we as parents do all the time.

  3. That’s a cute lil tale. Very imaginative! Congratulations on your Double Century and here’s to many many more! Cheers πŸ™‚

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