This is an excerpt from a story I wrote a couple years ago and just recently sent to several publishers. I’m hoping to receive a positive response from one of them soon. If I do, it should be within the next 3-6 months, if the answer is “no thanks” then I will most likely not hear back at all. It’s very difficult to get an editor that has never worked with you before to read your manuscript, let alone accept it. But, I have great hopes for this story, after all, who doesn’t like dogs or stories about kids trying to convince a parent to get them a dog? It’s a sure thing, right? We’ll see.
Here you go, I hope you like it:
On the following day, like the two days before,
when Dee Dee fetched Mom, Vincent opened the door.
He lifted a thing and their mother ‘bout fell
from the sight of it peering from under it’s shell!
“May I pl-e-ease keep it, Mom?” Vincent asked with a grin.
With the strange looking thing Vincent tried to walk in.
“It isn’t a dog, so it shouldn’t dig holes,
and that’s good because dogs dig like giant-size moles.”
But his mother was sure that the thing that he had
was a hole-digging thing and its digging was bad!