"Snippet" -- a small piece or brief extract
'Tis the season -- for love and romance and valentines. Speaking of valentines, I was neck deep in writerly tasks on Saturday when I ran across a post on Facebook that piqued my interest and sent me down a rose petal strewn rabbit hole. What I discovered was a story with heart that deserved to be shared -- the story of the post office of Valentines, VA. What follows is based on the true story of Kathy and Mr. Willie and the Valentines post office -- with a few details filled in. So I hope you enjoy my informational fiction/historical fiction account of one of the sweetest stories around. I hope it reminds us all, as adults, to take time to inspire curiosity in children around us. For children, I hope it encourages them to keep dreaming and cultivating hobbies. You never know which one might change your life! For all of us, I hope it encourages kindness and sharing love in special ways.
This story was written for Valentiny -- a fun Valentine-themed writing contest hosted by Susanna Leonard Hill.
The gist is:
I hope my story earns your heart-shaped stamp of approval. Let me know in the comments!
VALENTINES: STAMPED WITH LOVE
I've been a teacher of K-3 students for over 20 years; I'm also a writer of poems, short stories, devotionals and picture books. I'm wife to an amazing husband and mom to Sparkles, Mocha, and Rusty -- our feline fur babies . I love reading, writing, singing and listening to music. I enjoy nature, Bible study and spending time with friends and family!
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