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Lemon-Tine my Valentiny story

Updated: Feb 24, 2021

It's time for Susanna Hill's annual Valentiny Contest! This year's theme is bravery and we have to write a story in under 214 words. Check out the other lovely entries here. I hope you enjoy my story and Happy Valentine's Day!


Update - I'm thrilled to receive an Honorable Mention for my story!





Lemon-Tine


By


Rozana Rajkumari

Wc 181





Valentine's Day—always a busy day at the bakery.

Sour Lemon eyed the competition.


Mr. Popular—tall, dark Chocolate preened himself.

Apples and Strawberries gave Lemon the blues.


The baker always picked them.

Lemon felt bitter.


Lemon knew all too well what happened to the fruits not chosen.

They were dropped in a big black bag never to be seen again.


He had to be brave if he wanted the day to bear fruit.


So, he rocked.

But he didn’t roll.


C'mon!


He squeezed with all his might.

“Careful there, you might pop a seed,” sniggered Strawberry.


And Lo! He rolled.

But uh-oh.

Scissors straight ahead!

Lemon made a sharp turn.


He whooped and didn’t see where he was going.

He flew over the edge of the kitchen counter.

Bounced and rolled.


Until he came to rest near the baker’s feet.

“Hey there, little fella!”

She picked Lemon up, "You’re just the

missing ingredient to brighten the recipes!”


So she used a bit of zest here.

And a squeeze of juice there.


When the aromas reached Lemon,

he could finally taste sweet success.

Thanks to a dash of bravery.




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armineh manookian
armineh manookian
15 de fev. de 2021

Such a fun story. I was rooting for Lemon all the way!

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Rozana Rajkumari
Rozana Rajkumari
03 de mar. de 2021
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Thank you! Finally getting around to commenting as Wix recently added the reply feature!

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jacdcrawford
15 de fev. de 2021

What a cute story- go Lemon!

Happy Valentine's day.

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Rozana Rajkumari
Rozana Rajkumari
03 de mar. de 2021
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Thank you Jaclyn :)

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anneuro
15 de fev. de 2021

Adorable underdog story with a unique perspective. I love that lemon is such an aptly assertive character! @AnneLipton

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Rozana Rajkumari
Rozana Rajkumari
03 de mar. de 2021
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When Lemon gives you life : ) Thank you!

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juliemariabooks
14 de fev. de 2021

Such a cute story! I love the different and perspective of Valentine's Day! :)

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Rozana Rajkumari
Rozana Rajkumari
03 de mar. de 2021
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Thank you Julie! :)

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