An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 7




When I grow up I want to drive a train and hoot the hooter very loud when I come into the station and make people jump. That’ll be fun.

Or I suppose I could fly an aeroplane like the one that took us to Spain last year where we stayed in a humongous hotel, and the waiter tripped on something  and spilt food all down a posh man at the next table who was very cross and went very very red and I thought he was going to explode. Do you think aeroplanes have hooters?

Or I could be a farmer. But my farm won’t have pigs and cows because they stink of poo. My farm will have dragons and I’ll grow potato chips on trees and chocolate buttons and marshmallows in the fields. I planted some chocolate buttons in the garden last week but nothing’s happened yet. I think I’ll water them again.

When I grow up I’ll be allowed to stay up ‘til midnight. I’ll sit with other grown-ups and talk about grown-up things and I’ll even pretend to like drinking that stinky beer like Dad does.

It’s Monday tomorrow.  School. Boo! I suppose I’d better go to sleep. Last night when I went to sleep I dreamt about…abou…ab…a…..zzzzzzzzzzzzz 


Tomorrow –


Previously F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


In 2018 – My Friend Rosey’s Grannie

In 2017  – Amble Bay’s Village Green






47 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 7

  1. Sadje Apr 8, 2019 / 03:40

    A wonderful story. So sweet.


  2. Nilanjana Bose Apr 8, 2019 / 16:18

    Well, I’m applying for a job on that farm as soon as s/he sets it up. Any farm that grows chips and chocolate buttons… yep, I’m in!

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  3. QueenBee Apr 8, 2019 / 16:49

    Chips and chocolate buttons? While we are at it, can we also have zero weight gain from eating the junk food! 😛
    I miss the good old days, when childhood was so much fun, without stupid social media stunting our mental growth! (This is so off the topic)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 8, 2019 / 17:14

      Not off topic at all. That has been very much in my mind whilst writing these tales. As for the weight gain thing – sorry, can’t help there!


  4. Moon Apr 8, 2019 / 19:28

    Beautiful, imaginative story, Keith. Chips trees and chocolate button plants sounds lovely.
    Best wishes for your A to Z.

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  5. A.J. Sefton Apr 8, 2019 / 21:03

    Lovely post! Children’s books are the best so why would anyone want to grow up?

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  6. Trudy Apr 8, 2019 / 22:01

    I want to help harvest your garden!! Deliciously delightful!

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  7. Sascha Darlington Apr 8, 2019 / 22:43

    He wore himself out chattering! I remember planting sticks in the ground thinking they’d become trees. I never tried chocolate buttons although I’m sure they’d be as successful as my sticks. Cute read! 🙂


  8. randommusings29 Apr 8, 2019 / 22:53

    I totally want that farm haha. Great story

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  9. QP and Eye Apr 8, 2019 / 23:50

    Why grow up when a child’s world is filled with possibilities that seem to fade into adulthood. I’m with the kid 😊. Linda

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 9, 2019 / 18:04

      Not sure what a dragon smells of and I’m not sure I want to know! Thanks for your generous words


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