An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 8

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Henrietta loved looking at the sky. She liked to lay on her back and watch everything that happened above her. Today the sky was the bluest blue she had ever seen. Mummy told her not to look at the sun because it would hurt her eyes.

A fluffy white cloud moved very slowly. It looked like cotton wool. It floated in front of the sun and everything went a little darker for a moment or two.

A beautiful butterfly with orange, black and white wings fluttered above her. It flew this way and that then settled on a flowery bush.

High in the sky, Henrietta saw some white birds flying up and down and round and round. Mummy called them seagulls. They squawked and sounded a bit cross with each other!

A busy bee buzzed past looking for pollen to make honey. It was big and yellow and stripey. She was a little scared of bees, but she was very brave and the bee buzzed on by!

A cloud of teeny weeny flies whizzed round and round, and hovering over the fish pond was a brightly coloured dragonfly with wings that flapped so fast that they were just a blur!

Miles above her was a silver aeroplane which sparkled in the sunlight and it had a long white tail.  It looked tiny but Henrietta knew it was big because she went on holiday in one last year. It made a quiet humming noise. It was probably going somewhere hot and sunny.

All this sky gazing made Henrietta tired, and her eyes got smaller and smaller until they closed and she fell fast asleep.

‘Wake up Henny!’ called Mummy. ‘It’s time for tea’.


Tomorrow –


Previously 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 had a Hole in her bucket!

In 2017 – We went along to Amble Bay’s Village Hall





36 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 8

  1. Gail M Baugniet (@GailMBaugniet) Apr 9, 2019 / 05:09

    Yes, all that buzzing and squawking and whizzing would make anyone tired. I can visualize a very appealing story book with fluffy clouds, colorful butterfly, and striped bumble bees.
    Monday – G is for: Great Honors Bestowed by Ludwig
    Tuesday – H is for: Horrors of War – Province of Prussia
    (Theme: very short stories/varied genres)

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  2. Nilanjana Bose Apr 9, 2019 / 05:14

    I’m with Henny – dedicated skywatcher!

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  3. Meena Apr 9, 2019 / 07:21

    Such a simple, endearing and enchanting story. I too have fallen asleep in my garden watching the sky from the shade in my childhood. Such small pleasures are lost now. I loved it.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 9, 2019 / 09:28

      Your favourite flights? Often when I watch planes I think of all those people up there watching movies and drinking gin and tonic! Cheers Duncan.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 9, 2019 / 18:10

      I’m really enjoying trying to imagine how a child sees things. I fully intend to keep writing to the bitter end! Hanks Kalpana


  4. shravmusings Apr 9, 2019 / 12:43

    I am like your little Henrietta, love to just gaze at the sky. Now my son has taken over my interests too…so this is our time pass in summer evenings

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 9, 2019 / 18:12

      There is something very therapeutic in gazing into infinity. A lovely way to spend spare time.


  5. Beth Lapin Apr 9, 2019 / 12:50

    My grandson loved looking at the sky when he was very very young, especially when he heard a plane fly over….we’ll see if he becomes a pilot (will there be pilots when he’s an adult?!)/


  6. Varad Apr 9, 2019 / 19:11

    Oh! to be a kid once again and spend hours gazing into the sky. Though it was Henrietta’s dream, this story brought back a lot of wistful memories.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 10, 2019 / 01:04

      I’d happily do it now – f it wasn’t one in the morning and freeing cold!


  7. shirleyjdietz Apr 11, 2019 / 04:18

    I can tell that you enjoy writing, and I enjoyed reading. Your children’s stories are simple and heart warming, and sometimes funny – all things that kids love. Visiting from A to Z My Grand Canyon Adventure

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  8. QP and Eye Apr 26, 2019 / 04:18

    Yep, nothing like a nap under the sky and clouds to refresh young and old.

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