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Frog Speaks


A children's story, or not.

  35 total reviews 
Comment by
pome lover
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Katharine Folkes
 
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absolutely delightful! That is better than many I've heard at children's writer seminars! You really ought to submit that to Cricket Magazine. I bet they'd buy it. Or a boy's magazine - Boy's Life. seriously.
good job.
Katharine - pome lover


 Comment Written 23-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 23-Feb-2019
    Thanks so much, Katharine. I think this is the first piece I labeled 'Children' in my eight years on this site. I write about kids all the time, but I never write to them. You may have a point. I'm so glad you enjoyed. Cricket Magazine? Peace, Lee

reply by pome lover on 23-Feb-2019
    yep. Cricket Magazine. they have submission guidelines.
    go for it!

reply by pome lover on 23-Feb-2019
    Lee. Cricket Magazine is a very prestigious mag for kids. I was thrilled to have a story in it. There are others - Google magazines for children and then go to submission guidelines.
    good luck,
    Katharine
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kiwisteveh
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You carry your flair for dialogue into this rather unusual boy-frog colloquy. Some nice little side-bars of philosophy like the stick-pokers and the each to his own home wisdom. Nice Alice in Wonderland touch to this bizarre conversation that still manages to make a weird kind of sense.

Steve


 Comment Written 21-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thank you, Steve. This was just one of those 'volunteers' that come from nowhere, fully formed--mostly. I never turn down a volunteer. Funny you should mention Alice in Wonderland. In my head, the boy's voice was decidedly British. Glad you enjoyed. Peace, Lee
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Beck.fenton
 
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We can learn much from frogs and little boys. I love this story and have no nits to pick. Which is a strange saying in itself!
I enjoy your stories so much!


 Comment Written 20-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thanks again, Beck. This story sort of arrived unbidden. I never turn down a volunteer. Thanks again. Peace, Lee
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rspoet
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Hello Lee,
An excellent dialogue between the Herman and Cecil
each holds their own very well.
"a nice cold hole in the mud" sounds quite lovely,
better than a ice cold igloo.
I think kids would love this story.
Robert


 Comment Written 19-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thanks so much, Robert. Every once in a while a little story will simply 'volunteer'. This was one of those. Glad you enjoyed. Peace, Lee
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Pam (respa)
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Exceptional
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-A good image for your story, Lee.
-I enjoyed it, and I think children
of a certain age would, too.
-The opening is very good, sets up
the Frog's viewpoint, and has a good
hook with "unless you're a six year-old boy."
-I like the beginning dialogue because you
show how the frog feels about being called a frog,
and you introduce the theme of being homely.
-There is always a lot of emphasis placed
on appearances in our society.
-The nice thing about this story is Cecil and
Herman actually talk to one another
and also listen to each other.
-The ending is also very good
and contains a good twist!
-Thanks for sharing it.



 Comment Written 19-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 24-Feb-2019
    Thanks so much, Pam. Every once in a while a little story simply 'volunteers', unbidden. This is one of those. You caught all the points I hoped to make. Glad you enjoyed. And thanks again. Peace, Lee

reply by Pam (respa) on 24-Feb-2019
    You are very welcome, Lee. I understand what you mean of how a story "volunteers" itself. I appreciate you telling me I covered the points you hoped to make. It was a good story.
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susand3022
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Hello Humpwhistle, I loved your little childrens story. A good frog tale is hard to come by these days. This was fun though. An enjoyable read for sure. :)


 Comment Written 18-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 19-Feb-2019
    Thank you, susand3022. True, good frog stories are rarer than hens' teeth these days. Glad you enjoyed. Peace, Lee
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Cindy Warren
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I think frogs are kind of cute. Like this story. Seems neither Cecil or Herman are too bright. Why can't they be friends without going home with each other? My frogs talk all the time. I have two in my aquarium. Thay're African underwater frogs. The only problem is I have no idea what they're saying. Maybe Herman would want to translate for me? lol


 Comment Written 18-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 19-Feb-2019
    Thank you, Cindy. My mother collected all things Frog. I have never communicated with an underwater frog, so I fear I'm of no use. Glad you enjoyed the story. Peace, Lee
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LisaMay
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Exceptional
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I can see why you are consistently up there with recognition as a writer. I very much appreciate your views so well expressed through different eyes. The frog character is a good one to throw ideas back to the boy to think about.


 Comment Written 18-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 19-Feb-2019
    Thanks for your kind words, LisaMay. I think you sussed this one out, The frog is sort of a sounding board for the boy's curiosity. Glad you enjoyed. Peace, Lee

reply by LisaMay on 19-Feb-2019
    We all need frogs in our lives.
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Christine C Autry
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I really enjoyed your story it was really good. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading it. That is true about boys I had to. Thanks for sharing.


 Comment Written 17-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 19-Feb-2019
    Thanks so much, Christine. I'm delighted you enjoyed. Peace, Lee
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Randa Dayle
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I was very interested in reading your winning story! I am new to the site.

I liked how your frog spoke about the father who named him, and how everything speaks to those who listen.

I had to re-read it, to pick up on the humor, and the message of the story, my brain didn't catch everything the first time.

Once again, congrats!

This rating does not count towards story rating or author rank.
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 Comment Written 17-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 19-Feb-2019
    Thank you, Randa. I'm glad you enjoyed. And welcome aboard. Peace, Lee
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