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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pass the Paper #5: Leonard the Pig

Pass the Paper is when one person writes a few lines and passes the paper to the next person to add to the story. Just comment below to join in!


Here's story #5 for our Pass the Paper fun. Let's see if we can finish the story by 3-17. Join in, the more the merrier!


Leonard the pig wanted more than anything to roll around in the mud. But he wasn't just any old pig. He was a pampered pig, a purple pig, and a peanut-butter-loving pig. His parents, Dave (who was 8) and Trudy (who was 9), were unusually responsible pet owners - for their age. Leonard didn't know how he would ever step foot outside, let alone get to roll around in the mud. Maybe he should try...

7 comments:

  1. showing how good he was when washing his hands. If he showed how clean he got them maybe he could go outside in the mud.

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  2. But Leonard didn't want to be clean! He was tired of being primped and pampered. He wanted to see what life was like for normal pigs. So he waited until Dave and Trudy were watching Nikelodeon and he snuck out the laundry room window...

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  3. for a long snout-scrunching moment Leonard's fanciful dream of dirtier pastures was almost in slops when his back left trotter became jambed between window and frame as he hefted his portly bod out into freedom...

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  4. ...Aah! The air was smelled clean. Fresh like home-made compost soil. The clean scent of dirt in the air. Leonard squirmed and wriggled. He paused and grunted. He sniffed the air again and squirmed and wriggled some more. The dirt called his name. And if he didn't know any better, he smelled a fine rain coming on soon. Even a pig living inside knew that. Soon he trotted right out of that window jamb, but...

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  5. that smell was not a fine rain. It was the sprinkler system. It hit him! Whop, square between the eyes! Leonard was not just a pampered pig, he was a smart pig. He took advantage of every opportunity. He was sopping wet. Just beyond the yard he could see the freshly tilled garden. Dirt. Fresh dirt. A wet pig! At last, he could......

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  6. THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS WERE CONTINUED ON A SEPARATE POST. I HAVE COPIED AND PASTED THEM HERE. ENJOY!

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    clarbojahnMar 17, 2012 06:35 PM

    ...his mother caught him sneaking out to play in the mud. His plan was thwarted once again. However the oncoming rain smelled so delicious he knew he didn't have to wait for long before everything turned to mud and even the most sparkling white shirt would soon have dirt stains on it.

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    LionessMar 17, 2012 08:35 PM

    ...It would be a while before his mother stopped watching him to make sure he didn't go outside again. To make her less suspicious he pretended to be annoyed of the mud outside. Finally when she stopped watching, he attempted to go outside again. He...

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    ape2016Mar 18, 2012 09:27 AM

    ...had learned from his previous mistakes and this time waited until Trudy and Dave were busy bickering about whose turn it was to wash the dishes. He made it through the window without any trouble this time and was enjoying the feel of springy grass against his piggy feet. Suddenly he had the feeling that he was not alone...


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    Denise Taylor-DennisMar 18, 2012 03:46 PM

    ...Leonard's pig friends from the farm next door came to bath in the mud with him. They were all having a great time playing hop the pig, like you play leap frog but only with pigs. All of a sudden the fun came to an end when...

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    VickieMar 19, 2012 10:14 AM

    ...they heard a low growl. They all stopped in their tracks. Leonard looked around very slowly and saw a giant gray wolf. Leonard let out a little squeal. The wolf started creeping closer and when he got within a yard of the pigs...

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    hollsMar 20, 2012 06:37 AM

    ...He stopped and sniffed the air. Licking his chops, he smiled and bent to pounce. The animals began shakin in their skin and didn't know what to do. Suddenly...

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    Alex @ Is It Amazing? Mar 20, 2012 11:38 AM

    ...The wolf smiled and jumped clean over the pig's heads in the mud with them! He was a friendly wolf who had a laughing growl and a love for good old mud wrestling. The pigs started to relax and play when all of a sudden...

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    Christie Wright Wild Mar 20, 2012 12:19 PM

    ...Dave and Trudy stepped outside and saw Leonard, their pampered pet pig, mud-wrestling against a wolf. The wolf looked up and shouted,...

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    LeDerpyReader Mar 21, 2012 01:59 PM

    ..."Hey, come play with us! My tummy got plenty more room for dinner!" After hearing the wolf shouting, Dave and Trudy both ran off to get...

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    desitheblonde Mar 21, 2012 02:25 PM

    ...help to find out who is making the noise in the house! Wow! Was that you who did that...

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    ruthhill74 Mar 21, 2012 07:20 PM

    ..."This pig would sure make a good dinner. If I can just get him to stop wiggling, maybe I could have a nice dinner!" But the pig would have none of it! The mud had actually given him an advantage over the wolf."...

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    Christie Wright Wild Mar 22, 2012 06:40 AM

    ...Leonard, who was no longer purple, stood up on his hind flanks dripping with mud. "Wolfie! My friends and I all thought you were nice!" Leonard slipped out from the wolf's grasp yet again. He ran toward the house. His piggie friends followed. Trudy and Dave opened the front door just in time for Leonard to run them over and get back in the house. "I've had enough rolling around in the mud for one day." Leonard sat in the middle of the kitchen floor huffing and puffing.

    Trudy's jaw dropped. Dave flopped into a chair. They both stared at Leonard and all his friends. So much for being responsible pet owners. Trudy wanted to clean Leonard up, but Dave wanted to...

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    Theresa N. Mar 22, 2012 03:36 PM

    ...wait till they where sure Leonard was through with his adventure for the day or maybe...

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    Christie Wright Wild Mar 23, 2012 07:26 AM

    ...just maybe..."Hey, Trudy! Let's make some pudding!"

    So the pigs all helped. Leonard wiped the mud from his pampered purple skin. After they made a bigger mess in the kitchen and cleaned up, Leonard plopped a big spoonful of chocolate pudding into a large bowl. Then he opened the front door.

    "Hey, wolfie! We know you're hungry, so we made you some mud-colored pudding!"

    Wolfie sauntered up to the porch, grinning. "Thanks."

    And the two new friends planned to mud wrestle once a month. Leonard even invited Trudy and Dave! But the rest of the time, Leonard enjoyed being pampered in the house with TV and treats and long bubble baths.

    The End

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