An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 17




When I grow up I’m going to be the Queen’ said Hollie. ‘I’ll wear a sparkly crown on my head and wear posh clothes and sit on a big gold chair called a frone, or something like that’.

‘Don’t be silly’ said bossy brother Ben. ‘You can’t be the Queen!’

‘Yes I can, and I’ll have some soldiers and some servants and some maids and a big bed with tall wooden poles in the corners and a lady to bring me my breakfast before I get up’.

‘No you won’t’ laughed Ben.

‘Yes I will and I’ll have a bubble bath every day and a rubber duck with diamond eyes and nice smelling squirty stuff to spray all over me and….guess what?

What?’ sneered Ben.

‘I’ll whisper it in your ear because it’s a bit rude’ said Hollie.

Ben came closer.

‘Queens don’t go to the toilet‘  

‘Really?’ said Ben.

‘Cross my heart’ said Hollie, ‘Suzie told me. And you know on Christmas Day at three o’clock when Mummy and Daddy tell us to be quiet while the Queen talks out of the telly? Well, when I talk to everybody it will be interesting not boring like it was last Christmas’.

‘Ok, your Majesty, but I’m not going to be your page boy!’ Ben giggled as he pinched Hollie’s nose and ran off!


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24 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 17

  1. messymimi's meanderings Apr 19, 2019 / 02:22

    Oh, the fun ideas children get in their heads! That was a precious one.

    There was a little boy, years ago, got the idea in his head that hockey players don’t ever have to go to the toilet, and he wanted to be a hockey player. His father finally took him to a game, introduced him to a player, and got the player to tell him that yes, they do in fact use the facilities.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 19, 2019 / 09:14

      It would be useful if marathon runners didn’t need the loo – I’ve seen a few unpleasant sights along the route over the years!


  2. Sadje Apr 19, 2019 / 09:40

    Aww, so cute. It’s so life like and real that I can almost see the siblings.

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  3. Cathy Kennedy Apr 19, 2019 / 12:24


    Oh, the imagination and fun of a kid’s life! I remember playing make-believe. Wouldn’t it be grand if such dreams come true? Your characters’ dialogue truly make me feel as I’m witnessing the conversation – job well done!

    Check out Atlantica’s QUEEN, Althena, & the Little Mermaid’s mother in today’s A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch ‘Queen’ post. Happy a2zing, my friend!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 19, 2019 / 12:54

      You shouldn’t have heard the bit she whispered!!! It’s clearly a day for Queens today.


  4. Liam Apr 19, 2019 / 14:16

    Cute story. I particularly like the rubber ducky with diamonds for eyes.


  5. Kalpana Solsi Apr 19, 2019 / 18:40

    Queens don’t go the toilet. this is so funny. Hollie and Ben. The kids’s world is so amazing.

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  6. randommusings29 Apr 19, 2019 / 22:39

    She makes being queen sound like a lot of fun. I really like the rubber duck with diamond eyes

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  7. StuHN Apr 21, 2019 / 17:39

    The Queen boring??? Needs a ripe rave to liven things up! Hollie for Queen!

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