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ENGELBERT EFFLEFLUMP FOR DR SEUSS CONTEST

Engelbert Effleflump put on his disguise Climbed in his orcetector and rose in the skies For his mum hated flying and must never know That Engelbert’s job was in an aerial show Poor Engelbert hated deceiving his mother He’d go out of the house under cloud cover He’d loop the loop in pink polka dot skies Twirling in his orcetector each time he flies Over mountains of candy and lollipop trees Floating on green clouds and lemonade seas Only children knew his secret, they’d point with delight Look there goes Engelbert - he’ll be home by midnight! But disaster happened on one foggy day Poor Engelbert crashed at a flying display He was not badly injured - only his pride But how could he tell his mother he’d lied Unable to continue flying he told his mum of his work When she discovered his secret life, she went BERSERK She shook her gold furry arms high in the air Now confined to his room Engelbert did despair Engelbert begged and he pleaded, but she wouldn’t listen Tears formed in his orange eyes, oh how they did glisten That night he decided that he must simply be free Couldn’t live with his mother – how they did disagree Next morning he munched on his wigglerly grub Drank his foaming juice from the chocberry shrub He announced to his mother that he had a plan We would get a new job, become a delivery man Engelbert moved into a chocolate house He lives there with his purple pet mouse His new job lets him work at his own pace Delivering dreams to Effleflumps in outer space * an orcetector is a word that was made up by the little girl I used to be a private nanny to - she was just 2 years old and she couldn't say helicopter. Contest:- Children’s story Dr Seuss Style Sponsor:- Casarah Nance ~awarded 4th place~ 08~21~15

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Date: 11/21/2015 1:51:00 PM
I'm smiling again. Hey girl, I think you have a Children's book in you. Think deep, I think you'll find it Jan // hugs // James xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/21/2015 6:01:00 PM
I had such fun with this one James:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/6/2015 3:30:00 PM
Jan.. I love your take on Cas' second Dr. Seuss contest.. You grab a theme and take it to the next level in this golden winner!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/6/2015 4:46:00 PM
I had great fun with this one Dave and it brought back many memories of Katherine the little girl I looked after - she will be grown up and probably has her own children now:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/5/2015 9:18:00 PM
One of the most delightful things I've read in a long time. Awesome--that's what you are and that's what your compositions are. Thank you, Jan. You enrich countless lives.
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Date: 9/6/2015 3:32:00 AM
Paul you are too kind my friend thanks for the lovely comment:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/30/2015 12:50:00 PM
I love the character's name to start with...and a very Seussiesk story you made. Congrats!
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Date: 8/30/2015 12:51:00 PM
Thanks David I had such fun with the poem I am so glad Cas and Abby liked it too:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 11:53:00 PM
Lovely story Jan! Love ur vibrant pen! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 8/30/2015 3:57:00 AM
Thanks Dr Sharma:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 10:30:00 PM
Jan, congrats on your delightful story of the effleflumps' delivery guy!! what a cute tale!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/30/2015 3:56:00 AM
Thanks Andrea I had fun with this contest:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 7:55:00 PM
Jan, congratulations on your nice win! Love, the story -- very creative! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 8/29/2015 8:02:00 PM
Thanks Sandra it was a fun contest:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 5:41:00 PM
Jan, congratulations on your win:-)Alexis
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Date: 8/29/2015 6:27:00 PM
Thanks so much Alexis:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 5:01:00 PM
Delivering dreams to outer space must be a lovely job...Congrats on a fine win Jan
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Date: 8/29/2015 6:27:00 PM
Thanks so much Jospeh i had fun with this contest:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 2:08:00 PM
Jan, So creative and colorful. Delightful. Congratulations, Barbara
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Date: 8/29/2015 6:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Barbara:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 1:26:00 PM
A brilliant write!
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Date: 8/29/2015 6:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Carol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 11:01:00 AM
I love it Jan! I can't believe I hadn't seen this. Wonderful story, beautifully written.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/29/2015 11:03:00 AM
Thanks James a fun write - really enjoyed the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 8:36:00 AM
Congrats on your win.I saw old Engelbert in concert once but never new he was a flyer. Good to know
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Date: 8/29/2015 8:39:00 AM
LOL:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 8:35:00 AM
So much fun! Congrats Jan.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/29/2015 8:36:00 AM
Thanks Richard it was a great contest to write for:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 7:48:00 AM
What a fun and imaginative write! We both loved it! grats on your win
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Date: 8/29/2015 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Cas it was a great contest I am sure you and Abbie had great fun reading the poems:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/29/2015 7:45:00 AM
Back to congratulate you on your win Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/29/2015 8:12:00 AM
Thanks Eve I didn't know it had been judged:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 8:19:00 PM
G'day Jan... absolutely fabulous. What a great children's story, although, after eating some wild berries once, I um... you haven't been eating green kangaroo apples have you? Haha... just great fun Jan - Lindsay
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/21/2015 8:21:00 PM
Never got close enough to a Kangaroo in a zoo to eat his apples lol - thanks for the lovely comment Lindsay:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 4:23:00 PM
yeowww.. how delightful can this be , jan.. having a hard time commenting with ads blocking this box, arggh!.. huggs
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/21/2015 4:24:00 PM
Oh Nette that is a real pain - my son did an ad blocker for me I have no ads on my page at all:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 1:22:00 PM
Very cute Jan and I love her word...you always come up with creative children's stories.
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Date: 8/21/2015 1:25:00 PM
Thanks Tim she was an incredibly bright child looking back, in many ways she reminded me of my son when he was that age:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 7:08:00 AM
Jan, your story is delightful, I love the word Effleflumps and I would love a purple pet mouse, 10+ and thanks for visiting my story of ButtercupShalimarCat and her assorted kittiebabies~~
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Date: 8/21/2015 7:15:00 AM
Thanks so much Broken Wings - I just let my muse free and she has done me proud I just hope Cas and Abbie like it:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 7:06:00 AM
Jan.. You could serious write children's books, you make me want to be a kid again!
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Date: 8/21/2015 7:14:00 AM
Aww Dave that is such a lovely thing to say - thanks:-) I just hope Abbie and Cas like it:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 6:03:00 AM
This is indeed quite Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and as humorous as Engelbert Humperdinck, "saved" only by his "good looks" Thanks...enjoyed
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/21/2015 7:02:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment Judy I do appreciate your support:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 5:56:00 AM
Full of adventure and ends up in a chocolate house that he and mouse will probably eat! Good luck in the contest. ~~Darlene
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Date: 8/21/2015 7:01:00 AM
LOL Darlene - a crazy fantasy world where anything can happen! Hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/21/2015 5:24:00 AM
Pure magic and not only for children. I loved it, dear Jan, and I flew all through the poem! Good luck and a seven to go with!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/21/2015 5:29:00 AM
Aww thanks Demetrios I did have fun with this write I am so glad you enjoyed it :-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/20/2015 9:28:00 PM
Every kid would love to listen to this story. I myself was smiling all the way through. Great magical write.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/21/2015 1:29:00 AM
Thanks so much Njeri:-) I had the original idea using the childhood word Orcetector and just let my muse do the rest lol:-) Hugs jan xx
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