An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 12

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It’s very very dark tonight

I can’t see very far.

Look, the moon is tilting back,

to catch a falling star!


Something’s swooping up above

A bat with spiky wings.

Wow, much too close for comfort

Not sure I like those things!


See those shooting stars up there

flying without a sound?

I wonder where they shot from

and where they hit the ground?


Can you see that moth there

fluttering by the light?

I wonder where he sleeps by day

He only flies at night.


You there, no use hiding,

‘Cos darkness holds no fear.

No use trying to scare me…


…yikes, I’m outta here!


Monday –



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



In 2018 – My FriendRosey made us Lunch

In2017 – We went to Amble Bay’s Lake





30 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 12

  1. Violet Lentz Apr 13, 2019 / 00:57

    If your not a children’s author, you have severely missed your calling! Every one a gem so far this month.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 14, 2019 / 14:16

      Thanks, I’m pleased it worked!!! I’ve always thought it strange that moths are attracted by light, so surely it would be more sensible if they came out during the day, not the night!


  2. Lacey Dearie Apr 13, 2019 / 11:29

    That was really good! There’s some great imagery in the words and you can imagine the narrator ducking and running away. I see from the other comments that this is a new venture but personally I think it’s one that should continue. You’re really talented!

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  3. Nilanjana Bose Apr 13, 2019 / 14:02

    Children can teach adults not just to look but to actually see. Great poem!

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

      Absolutely. They see things as they are, not influenced by things they’ve seen in the past. Thanks once again Nilanjana.


  4. StuHN Apr 13, 2019 / 14:40

    Again, a really fun piece. Love the closing lines. I agree with Violet.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 14, 2019 / 14:07

      It’s funny you should should mention that! The best stories always wake me up in the early hours. I’m off for a nap – bye!


  5. randommusings29 Apr 13, 2019 / 21:26

    I really enjoyed this – this could totally be made into a kid’s picture book

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  6. Cathy Kennedy Apr 17, 2019 / 09:35


    What a lovely little poem! It’s interesting how many children share the fear of the dark. I had a little trouble with it but I talked myself out of my worries most of the time. That being said, on rare occasions, I still won’t let my feet dangle over the bed’s edge for fear something will grab them. lol

    Thanks for visiting A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch Chef Louis post over the weekend. I’m playing catch up still! Have a good week and happy a2zing!

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