For those of you who will or already have read my book, Funny?: A Potentially Humorous Collection of Writing and Art, there is a character in it named Little Jackie. She’s the little girl on the cover of the book who likes to speak her mind when given the chance. Below is an extra bit of Little Jackie that I didn’t end up using in Funny?.
LITTLE JACKIE (extra)
My name is Little Jackie.
I am five years old. Yay!
When I dream about cookies,
I always seem to have a good day.
One night I dreamt about chocolate chip cookies.
Tasty and chewy
I love them.
Yes, I do.
When I woke up, I got hugs and kisses from my mommy,
and my daddy took us to the zoo.
Another night, I dreamt of sugar cookies.
Sweet and yummy
I could eat them all day.
When I woke up, I didn’t have to hear my baby brother’s constant crying.
I got to go to my grandma’s house to play.
Last night I dreamt of a turtle.
He was slow and quiet.
He took forever to walk from one tree to another tree.
When I woke up, I went to Pre K, told my class that my grandma was once a stripper
and then ended up being sent to children’s therapy.
LITTLE JACKIE MOTHER’S DAY
Mommies are nice.
They give kisses and hugs.
Mommies give love
even when you accidentally spill juice on their rugs.
Mommies are lovable.
They like to hear thank you and please.
Mommies are my favorite
coming in third after dads who give out allowances and chocolate chip cookies