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Gingerbread Houses and a Holiday Contest

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 12, 2013

“Gingerbread Houses and a Holiday Contest–December 12, 2013” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

December 12, 2013 is Gingerbread House Day.  I am posting a story that I wrote for a holiday contest today.  I decided to include something about gingerbread.

Microsoft Clip Art

Microsoft Clip Art

The contest is organized by Susanna Leonard Hill.  It’s her 3rd annual holiday contest.  Here are the guidelines.  There’s still time to enter.


I have never entered this holiday contest before, but I decided to give it a try this year.  Here’s a link to my entry:


Microsoft Clip Art

Microsoft Clip Art

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13 Responses to “Gingerbread Houses and a Holiday Contest”

  1. elainekielykearns said

    Hi, I’d love to read your story but the links do not seem to be working! 🙂

  2. Hi Linda,
    I truly loved your story. And you have a very funny sense of humor! No wonder we get along so well. I really like stories told from inaminate things and this case a yummy gingerbread women and man.

  3. P.S. Linda, I also liked how the sisters interacted and I burst out laughing at the end. 🙂

  4. elainekielykearns said

    Yay! I got it (thanks for sending it, LInda!) What a wonderful story! I truly laughed out loud at the ending! Good luck to you! 🙂

  5. A sweet, light-hearted story!

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