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Bonnets 'n Boots (a short story)

Updated on July 26, 2013

Little Miss Bonnets 'n Boots

Bonnets 'n Boots was a cute little girl. She liked her bonnets, and she loved her boots. She had the dickens in her eyes. If you were wise enough, one look at her would tell you all that you needed to know about mischief. She could play the part of the little lady, but she was a wild child.

Bonnets and Boots
Bonnets and Boots

The Boys

One day she went out to see what the boys were doing. At first they were watching ants. Then they started rough housing. She studied them all the while. After a time, the boys got boastful and started trying to one up each other. Bonnets 'n Boots walked in a direction that took her close to them, and said out loud, to no one in particular, "If a boy was to know anything, you think he would know about fishin’. I don’t think any of the boys around here would know fishin’ from a frogs bottom." This got their attention.

Stirring Things Up

‘Whatta you know bout fishin’?” said one of em. She responded with an innocent smile beaming from her face, “Well which one a you all is the best at it?” This started quite the commotion. She let their tempest come to a crescendo before interjecting. Well I do believe we have the makings of a good competition. Lest of course you all’s bark is bigger than your bite. This sent the boys scrambling home for their fishing gear.

The Contest

They reconvened at the pond. The boys put on quite the show of tying their hooks on, and baiting, and which lures they would use. One said, I always use my pa’s homemade flies. Another boy said “Whaddyamean? You still use your daddy’s flies? I make my own. And so it went.

Fishing

 Before long some fish were caught, and they all brought their fish to Little Miss Bonnets and Boots to keep the tally.  

The Winner And a Twist To Our Plot

Eventually there was a winner, and she played him up as quite the winner. Then she laid on a deeper layer of toying with them and said “Fishing is fine, but any boy worth more than his shirt would know about catchin frogs”. This gave hope for the losers of the fishing competition to save face, and of course as it goes with boys, the winner was afraid of losing the spotlight so short lived. He was one of the first to start searching for frogs.

They all left in a cloud of hustle and noise, leaving Little Miss Bonnets and Boots with a whole bucket of fish.

She hummed a little tune to herself as she carried them home.

THE END

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    and cute to boot!

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    treading concrete 8 years ago from Jungle of steel.

    Oh this is a great story! So sweet, such a smart gal!

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Glad you liked it. Love your avitar by the way.

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    chauncygardener 8 years ago

    Oh nice. I loved the way you used pictures with this one. Damned cute story, had me chuckling through the end. :D

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    MaD-you certainly should be! lol

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    men are dorks 8 years ago from Namibia

    They's all clever Pmoon, some are just blond... ... now im in the dog box...

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Yes, a clever girl can do that to us. ;)

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    men are dorks 8 years ago from Namibia

    wicked girl, but clever. it just sows how often us men get caught with our pants down, litterally and figuratively...

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    I am glad you enjoyed it. Thx for the comment and compliment.

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    Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Beautifully illustrated and clever story. Almost a parable. Any more like that? Love the fishing picture especially.

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Awww shucks (he said with an embarrassed grin)

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    Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

    I liked that and who should be published? You should too!!!:)

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    FB- too true.

    Cris A- Thx. And it seems we may be in for it now, as the women seem to think men have Big Egos!

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    Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    Little Miss Bonnets 'n Boots probably lived well ahead of her time for she knew what she wanted and knew ho to get it. Without breaking a sweat of course! Nice story :D

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    Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

    Glad you decided to turn this into a hub. And no, the fruits didn't seem to fall too far from Aphrodite's tree, did they. Thank goodness!

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Hawkesdream- Ahh, they were boys, not men. Surely grown men dont have ego problems? At least not where ladies are concerned! ;)

    Iphigenia- Oh I am glad you like it. You have such a wide variety of hubs. Cant wait to read them all.

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    Iphigenia 8 years ago

    Great story for my Easter Day evening read.

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    Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

    Lovely story, men and their egos don't you just love em?

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    C.C. Inspired by two wee Aprodites. The fruit seems not to fall too far from the tree.

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    C. C. Riter 8 years ago

    I like this. hahaha that' a wee Aphrodite in the making methinks. haha that's why I love cheeky women. haha

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    gjcody- glad you enjoyed it. How many? Most if not all. (at least at some point, lol)

    Feline Prophet- thanks for the read. Certainly something I hope my daughters pick up on.

    Elena,- thank you so much!

    Sharrie69- I am glad you liked it. I really enjoyed your hubs! Looking forword to more.

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    sharrie69 8 years ago from Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean)

    Those boots were surely made for walking away with those fish! Nice story.

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    Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

    Cheeky 'n smart girl, Miss Bonnets 'n Boots! Had fun reading the story! :-)

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    Feline Prophet 8 years ago

    Hehe, cute story. Wonder when boys will stop underestimating the girls! :)

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    gjcody 8 years ago

    Well ...isn't that just a cute story and the girl gets the prize. I wonder how many men are hustled by their own egos. Good cute story ...thank you for sharing ...my best to you!

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    goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

    Left a carton at your front door

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    Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

    Glad you enjoyed it.  Thank you for stopping by; did you bring my chocolate milk?

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    goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

    sueweet, and to further add, they didn't catch this toad