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Where's Molly?

‘Molly where are you?’ Becky’s small high voice sung out
‘Boys!’ her Mummy called ‘Molly Hunt’
Becky’s two big brothers helped look.
Mike was tall so he looked up high
While Tom was short so he looked down low
Becky was too little to look
She watched from her rocking horse
Mike found and apple core in the piano …
… but no Molly
Tom found a football under the television …
… but no Molly
Mum found the boys’ toy cars under the sofa cushions …
… “Ouch!” …
… but no Molly
Where was Molly?
‘Gone, Molly gone!” Becky cried
Grandma found Molly in the letterbox when she came to tea
‘There she is!’ Becky laughed and took Molly for a ride with her on her rocking horse.

‘Molly where are you?’ Becky sang
‘Oh no!’ Mummy groaned ‘Boys!’
‘We know’ Mike said
‘Molly hunt!’ Tom said
Mike looked high and Tom looked low
Becky watched from her high-chair
Mike found his baseball hat in the potato bin …
… but no Molly
Tom found his ukulele in the fridge …
… but no Molly
Mum found her best necklace in the flour canister …
… but no Molly
Grandma found a teddy bear in the breadbox …
… but no Molly
Where was Molly now?
Dad found Molly in the dishwasher
‘There she is!’ Becky laughed and ate up all her dinner

‘Molly where are you!’ Becky sang happily
‘Not again!’ Mum moaned
‘Molly hunt!’ the boys called together
Mike looked high and Tom looked low
Becky watched from her cot
Mike found Dad’s hammer on the wardrobe …
… but no Molly
Tom found a gumboot in his bed …
… but no Molly
Grandma found a frying pan in the sock draw …
… but no Molly
Mum found her umbrella in the toy box …
… but no Molly
And Dad found a banana in the dressing gown pocket …
… but no Molly
Where had Molly gone?
‘Gone Molly gone!’ Becky giggled and she clapped her hands
‘We’ll have to keep looking!’ Dad said
Everyone looked everywhere!

Mike looked high and Tom looked low
Tom looked high and Mike looked low
Mum looked right and Dad looked left
Becky watched jumping in her cot
Mike found his soccer ball under the mat …
… and leggo blocks in the fish tank
… but still no Molly!
Tom found a kite hanging from the light …
… and roller-skates dangling from the curtain rod …
… but still no Molly!
Grandma found her knitting in the shoe box …
… and pencils in the sun hat …
… but still no Molly!
Mum found one end of a skipping rope under the bed …
… and Dad found the other end …
… but still no one found Molly!
Where was Molly?
‘Here she is!’ Becky laughed and lay down with Molly on her pillow
Becky was good at putting things away!

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This is my second attempt at a children’s story.
To my delight the people are real,the events [with a little artistic embellishments] are real and I just had to sit and let the words flow!
Becky my daughter [Red Bubbler – bjboo] was all of 12months old when she began “helping” to put things away, she was about 18months old when I wrote this.
Molly was the soft “Holly Hobble” type baby doll sent to me from Scotland by Becky’s paternal grandmother 2 months before she was born and we didn’t know we were having a girl! To our amazement the doll’s face looked just like Becky’s and the doll quickly became a constant companion of Becky’s in everything she did. Sadly Molly was lost at Broadmeadows K-Mart on April 16th 1997

I drew pictures to match this story and will try to post them at a later date.
I took this to the local primary school and the teachers there were happy to allow me to read it to every class and the pupils gave me a book report in return.
I submitted these with a copy of my story and pictures to 10 publishers but was regretably turned down.
I will try again when I know the right avenues to take.
You never know I could be the next Mem Fox with the next “Magic Pudding” ….. lol yeah right!

Read it to your kids [if you have any] and enjoy :o)

adgray is a writer and a poet
- telling stories all her life,
- writing them down once she learnt how
“Scribbling! Always scribling!”
… and no there was nothing to be done about it!
Her poetry came later when the gift found her to be a ZETE segue (Zographonic Extemporanious Treatise Ekphrasis)
At times she can go into a trance-like state as poetry flows through her to the page and screen
Thank you for coming to read my words! ~ adgray~

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  • lianne
    lianneover 6 years ago

    This is adorable Alyssa – i love the odd juxtapositions of the things that are ‘found" thanks to Becky’s talent at putting things away! Just love it!

  • So did we!!! lol She really did these things … well perhaps not all but lots of them! I can’t remember the true ones now but she’ll happily take credit for all of them!!! lol
    The best part was that the children love it! not only my own but a whole school full! I hope when I do become published I can publish this too :o)
    Thanks for staying up all night just in case I post work! lol I think That officially makes you my Number 1 fan!!! lol :o)

    – adgray

  • lianne
    lianneover 6 years ago

    I think I am, I think I can – lol -I’m just about to head off Alyssa – will just say I love the poem too about Mrs. Hannah – absolutely wonderful!

  • lol goodnight lovely Lady Lianne :o) xoxox

    – adgray

  • amarica
    amaricaover 6 years ago

    Lovely story

  • Thank you , My daughter is so proud of herself because of her game that inspired it! She also usually gives herself away “Stealing” cookies by singing … “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Becky stole the cookie from the cookie jar!” usually through a mouthful of cookie lol :o)
    Mothering her is such a joy!
    Mothering all my children is such a privilege and bliss!
    Thank you for reading my words :o)

    – adgray

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 6 years ago

    fabulous story adgray!

  • Thank you Ushna for reading my words and leaving me a nice comment :o)

    – adgray

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