Just getting it in under the wire, but here's my entry for Susanna Hill's contest.
Darrell Cupid Takes a Bow
Cupidor was the farthest planet in the Love Galaxy. On Cupidor, cupids were born, raised, and sent to Earth to help humans connect.
Darrell Cupid was different. He pointed his arrows everywhere.
“You must only connect human to human,” said Professor Freya.
“It’s tradition,” said Grandma.
“No one can love long division!” said his friend.
Darrell knew otherwise.
The new girl in school, eager to find her way – Swish – an arrow to the art room paint closet.
The lonely old man alone in his apartment – Swoosh – an arrow to the animal shelter.
The quiet family in a bustling city – Swoop – an arrow to a peaceful birch grove.
Yes, humans can love humans. It is necessary. But love exists everywhere!
“Enough!” shouted Professor Freya and took Darrell’s arrows. “You’re done.”
The professor returned to studying humans. She missed the purple glittery Cupidor sunset, the love bugs spelling out SWEETHEART in Morse code, and the drizzle of chocolate hearts.
Darrell had one arrow left. He kept Professor Freya firmly in his mind and shot the arrow into the brilliant sky.
Later, Professor Freya found Darrell. She had starlight in her eyes and glitter in her hair. “I’m sorry, I missed the mark,” she said, and handed him his quiver of arrows.
This contest is from susannahill.com She's a great resource and provides tons of opportunities for up and coming writers!
2/15/2019 01:05:44 pm
I like the idea of a planet where cupids are born! Good luck!
2/18/2019 04:26:49 pm
What an imagination for Valentine's Day. Love the planet Cupidor. Good luck!
2/27/2019 03:37:10 pm
Such a fun story, Sarah! I loved that Darrell really understood where those arrows needed to go, in spite of Professor Freya's admonishments. What a creative take on Cupid! Thanks for joining in the Valentiny fun, and sorry for not commenting the first time I read your story - I've discovered I have to use Chrome or things don't always work!
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