The Berry Big Battle
by Paul Montgomery, age 12, from US
Once upon a time in Berry Berryland, all the Berry people
were preparing for the annual Berry Berryland Founder's
Day Celebration. Mary Huckleberry was in charge of the strawberry
table and Fran Mullberry was in charge of the blueberry
table. Mary and Fran were two of Berry Berryland's berry
best cooks. Mary, of course, made her best strawberry shortcakes
and Fran made her berry best blueberry short cakes. They
both worked very hard in preparing their special cakes.
Both were proud of their accomplishments until they saw
what great berry cakes the other had prepared.
"Of course you don't think you are going to win Berry
Berryland's first place ribbon with those blueberry cakes
of yours, do you?" said Mary Huckleberry.
"Well of course I am," said Fran Mullberry. "Everyone
in Berry Berryland knows that blueberries are the berry
"I think not; everyone in Berry Berryland knows that
my strawberry short cakes are the best," yelled Mary.
Fran was becoming extremely angry at Mary for her sarcastic
attitude and said that Mary probably didn't really make
her strawberry short cakes anyway, because she heard that
Betty Crockerberry had just introduced her new strawberry
deluxe on the Martha Stewartberry show.
As the celebration started, Mary became more angry about
what Fran had said. Mary knew that strawberries have always
been better than blueberries. Mary then thought of something
very cruel that would no doubt allow her to win Berry Berryland's
Founder's Day Celebration Cake Contest. When Fran was not
looking, Mary went to Fran's table and put berry bad bugs
on Fran's beautiful blueberry cakes.