Cupid School



Bernard always beat his classmates during Love tests.

“I could make a Love Match with my eyes closed!” Bernard puffed out his chest.

One cupid-trainee rolled his eyes. “Yeah, right.”

“I’m the best. Just wait and see!” Bernard skyrocketed off.

He spotted his first possible pair.

“Mustard is the best!” the boy shouted.

“Ketchup rules!” the girl snapped.

Bernard watched from the clouds as the two argued in front of a hotdog stand.

They will make a perfect pair, thought Bernard.

And certain of his amazingness, he closed his eyes.


He pulled back his heart-arrow.




The arrow whizzed through the air and THWAP!

Bernard smiled at how incredible he was and opened his eyes to see…


His heart arrow struck the boy as planned.

But instead of falling for the girl, the boy leapt for the ketchup bottle.

“You were in front of me this whole time,” the boy caressed the red container.

“Hey, that’s my ketchup!” shrieked the girl.

But off the boy skipped, lovingly squeezing his new ketchup sweetheart.

The girl stared openmouthed at the loss of her favorite condiment.

And Bernard cringed in his cloud hiding spot.

When he was certain no one was looking, Bernard slunk back to Cupid School for a bit more training.



This was so much fun! Check out other incredible short stories in Suzanna Hill’s 4th Annual Valentiny Contest

25 thoughts on “Cupid School

    1. Hahaha. Thank you and yes, ketchup is spiffy and all, but my son puts it on EVERYTHING. Maybe they know something we don’t.


  1. Hahaha! You made me laugh, Heather! What an original twist on Cupid 🙂 I thought the boy was going to fall in the love with the ketchup and then the girl was going to fall in love with the boy because he had learned to love ketchup! You surprised me with your fun ending! Thanks for joining in on Valentiny!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the twist 😊 Thank YOU for putting together this fun contest! It really gets your “write” brain working and I’ve had an incredible time reading through these entries. ❤️

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