SpringFling KidLit Contest 2021

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/51/5d/14515da4f03f3bac5f3f8a78f42d3120.gif Source Don't Snore, Snowdrops (wc 141) “Spring! Spring! Spring!” Little Snowdrop bounces in delight. “Let’s stand tall together, bright and beautiful!” grumble slump go Snowdrop’s siblings.“Shush Snowdrop.”“It’s still snowy.”“Let us sleep!”“There’s so much sunshine!” Snowdrop glows with happiness.Sun is just the thing to get everyone’s stalks standing straight.But Snowdrop’s brothers pretend they can’t hear.... Continue Reading →

50 Precious Words 2021

I've tried my hand at several writing contests, and they've all given me something to practice and learn. That's why when I heard of Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Word contest I knew I had to at least try. Write a complete story (for kids) in 50 words or less? Even my shortest stories have been... Continue Reading →

Valentiny 2021

Many thanks to Susanna Hill for hosting another fun holiday themed writing contest on her blog.Entry information and everyone's fantastic pieces can be found here. ---------------------------- Shiny Sharp ScissorsWC 200 Sarah shivered while she stared at the scissors.The last craft session had not ended well. She had been thinking deep thoughts and not about her... Continue Reading →

Heirlooms

It's a simple board with a scuffed and cracked top.The cards feel brittle and are yellowed with age.The pawns are faded (and 1/4 are missing) but the wood is solid. It sits on the shelf, unused most days, but on rare occasions gets pulled out for careful game time. The board games have been out... Continue Reading →

Halloweensie 2020

It is time for the 10th Halloweensie contest. Ten years, wow! I didn't know about it before joining Twitter, so I'm excited to both experience it and participate for the first time. The premise is write a Halloween themed story in 100 words or fewer and it has to be written for kids 12 and... Continue Reading →

Why is the Sugar Gone?

As the co-hosts of the Fall Writing Frenzy work so hard to read and judge all the fantastic entries, they've also shared some challenges and prompts. They're really going above and beyond to create and foster a community of writers.And the prize donors need lots of love and support too, so check them out!My original... Continue Reading →

Fall Writing Frenzy: Thanksgiving Pie

Courtesy of Unsplash Thanksgiving and the biggest get-together of the year was tomorrow.Everyone was bringing a dish to share.Everyone but Claire. Nobody asked Claire to bring anything.But she wanted, she needed, she itched to make something.To bake something. It had to be a pie. Not apple or pecan or sweet potato, Those were yummy, but her... Continue Reading →

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