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Two dragonflies and two huffle-winks lined up to compete in a race Lady dragon was the adjudicator, a ring of flames encircled her face Haughty huffle-winks were egotists and didn’t listen to her rules declaring, ‘Your rules are really silly. They only apply to stupid fools’ We'll beat those flitting dragonflies and be first to cross the line then claim the prize of sozzle beer that tastes scrumptiously divine’ Lady dragon fired the starting gun in the air, and the race had begun Both dragonflies and huffle-winks were off towards the setting sun The huffle-winks dashed to the sky and took the lead at great speed saying ‘We're bound to be the winners’. Winking, they both agreed But the dragonflies had heard all the rules and were not in such a hurry They saw the huffle-winks zoom away, and it gave no cause for worry The huffle-winks crossed the finish line first at such a blistering pace then fluttered down to the ground, a cocksure grin upon each face Huffle-winks' friends were waiting, but not with whoop and cheer Two horrified huffle-winks learned they’d not won the sozzle beer! If only they had intently listened to the last rule on Lady Dragon's list "Winners are last over the line," their undies wouldn't be in a twist Happy dragonflies crossed the finish line, wings still filled with power They'd flown leisurely, and the huffle-winks had been back for an hour! Poor huffle-winks were dibblestruck not to receive the sozzle beer prize but the dragonflies shared it with everyone; the keg was an enormous size Old Lady dragon used her fiery flames and created a bright golden light and enough sozzle beer to last past midnight... to everyone’s delight! So the moral of this fantasy tale is to take everything at a steady pace remembering that the first across the line doesn’t always win the race! Dragon dragonflies and huffle-winks Contest Sponsored by Caren Krutsinger 5/12/18

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Date: 6/14/2018 12:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your top win, Jan! Creative and cleverly written.
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Date: 6/10/2018 7:19:00 PM
OH HO!! a new take on the tortoise and the hare. Loved your imagination here with the Dr. Seuss type words and the creativity!! A worthy win, Jan. Congrats
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/11/2018 6:24:00 PM
Many thanks Andrea:-) I had great fun with the theme:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 9:11:00 PM
Awesome take on the challenge, Jan. Congrats on your gold medal win.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/10/2018 4:11:00 AM
Thanks Line it was a challenge and I am delighted with the top spot:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 12:51:00 PM
Lotsa fun, Jan! Congrats on your first place win!
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Date: 6/9/2018 5:32:00 PM
Thanks so much Kim:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 12:02:00 PM
Congratulations for your top win Jan! :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:31:00 PM
Thanks so much Heidi:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 10:47:00 AM
Big congrats on your win, Jan!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:31:00 PM
Cheers Dale:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 10:45:00 AM
I enjoyed this enchanting story Jan..Congrats on your win
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:31:00 PM
Thanks so much Joseph:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 10:12:00 AM
Hooray!Congratulations on your podium win :) This poem is amazing and really entertaining... Hugs Eve
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Date: 6/9/2018 5:31:00 PM
Thanks so much Eve it was great fun writing the poem and I am delighted Caren liked the story:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 8:53:00 AM
CONGRATS on your well-deserved win! EXCELLENT! Janice
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:30:00 PM
Thanks so much Janice:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 5:57:00 AM
congratulations on well deserved top spot Jan, excellent imaginative piece of poetry. :))
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Date: 6/9/2018 5:30:00 PM
Thanks so much Roy:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 3:15:00 AM
Number 1!!! ;-)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:29:00 PM
Thanks so much Lin I am absolutely dibblestruck good job I rarely drink or there would be no sozzle beer left!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 2:57:00 AM
Well done Jan, congratulations. Tom
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:29:00 PM
Thanks so much Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 12:12:00 AM
Yay, the sozzle beer took the cup! Well done Jan, loved this one!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:28:00 PM
woohooo shame it wasn't a premiere contest I would have got a trophy lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2018 12:08:00 AM
No need to be dibblestruck Jan. I just finished judging this contest, and you took the cup. Of course I had no idea it was you until I pressed the finalized button a few minutes ago. Very nice!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/9/2018 5:27:00 PM
Caren you have mad my day! thank you so so much:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/16/2018 8:46:00 PM
Hello Jan ... a yarn with a moral ending is always worth reading and taking note of - thank you Jan - Lindsay
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Date: 5/17/2018 4:49:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/14/2018 5:19:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your well written story Jan, love the made up names, distant memories of being sozzled, so well written, good luck in contest. :))
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Date: 5/14/2018 7:37:00 AM
Thanks Roy.... being sozzled isn't fun I rarely touch alcohol these days lol much prefer a cuppa now:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/13/2018 4:20:00 PM
Lewis Carroll, move over! I love this, Jan. "Sozzle beer and huffle-winks"...the stuff that fantasies are made of...and enough to "dibblestrike" anyone. I think this is a "no brainer" for Caren's contest.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/13/2018 4:44:00 PM
huffle-winks is a word Caren invented but I thought of sozzle beer and dibblestruck lol:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 5/13/2018 4:19:00 PM
Wow what a great write. I bow down to such an epic read. Best of luck in the contest though I hardly think you need it with such amazing imagery and content. Love and light fauxcroft.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/13/2018 4:43:00 PM
Thanks Fauxcroft it took a while to get the poem finished, I hope that Caren likes it:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/13/2018 1:13:00 PM
WoW! Jan, This is a witty and clever piece with a good moral. Your imagination "soared" in this write . It should do well in the contest. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/13/2018 1:40:00 PM
Thanks Alexis the basic idea for the poem got written a few days ago and then embellished and polished for the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/13/2018 1:07:00 PM
Nicely done, Jan, it kind of reminds me of the tortoise and the hare but with a different message. Enjoyed reading it. John
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/13/2018 1:38:00 PM
Thanks John yes I guess it is a version of that story with a modern twist:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/13/2018 4:07:00 AM
Creative genius.. love your work!
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Date: 5/13/2018 4:20:00 AM
Aww thanks Summer I have read your lyrics you have a lovely way with words:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/12/2018 5:25:00 PM
This was awesome Jan. Very creative and artistic. You have outdone yourself here. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 5/12/2018 5:28:00 PM
aww thanks Chris:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/12/2018 3:41:00 PM
Great story, you should write a children's book. Great imagination Jan Tom.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/12/2018 3:43:00 PM
I did say I'd put Lenny the Lion into a children's book, maybe one day it will happen Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/12/2018 2:58:00 PM
Cute as pie. If there was sozzle beer at stake, I’d listen to ALL the rules! More fool the hufflewinks! Think Caren will love this :o)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/12/2018 3:02:00 PM
I'll be dibblestruck if it doesn't place lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/12/2018 2:54:00 PM
- A wonderful writing, Jan :))) ... with humor but still a good moral :) - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/12/2018 3:02:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise:-) hugs Jan xx
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