Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

Spring has arrived, and it’s the third year of Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez’ #SpringFlingKidlit writing contest. The aim is to find or create a Spring-themed gif, then write a children’s story about it in 150 words or less. Having recently entered Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious words competition, having 150 words to play with felt like a bit of a luxury! You can read all the entries on Ciara’s website here: https://ciaraoneal.weebly.com/spring-fling-kidlit-contest. A big thank you to Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez for organising this fun competition and to all the generous prize donors.

Here’s my entry:

(Giphy gif by Michelle Goggins: https://www.mgdoodlestudio.com/)

I AM SPRING! (150 words)

Spring bounced up to his friends Nut and Bolt: ‘SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Sunshine… blossom… cute baby bunnies… You’re welcome.’

‘Huh?’ said Nut.

You didn’t make spring!’ said Bolt.

‘I am spring,’ said Spring. ‘It’s MY SEASON.’

‘I’m Nut, but I don’t boast about nuts,’ said Nut. ‘Even though they’re pretty tasty.’

‘And I don’t go on about lightning bolts,’ said Bolt. ‘Even though they’re really impressive.’

‘That’s not the same,’ said Spring. ‘What happens in spring? Flowers SPRING up! Leaves SPRING forth! Lambs SPRING with joy and everyone has a SPRING in their step. My season and I are a perfect match! I am SPRING and SPRING is ME, and I…   UH-OH! SSSHHHHH! Not another word! We don’t want a certain someone to get any ideas…’  

‘RRRIGHT, YOU UNRULY LOT!’ Ruler marched straight up to Nut, Bolt and Spring. ‘Get in line! I AM RULER! And guess what?…



  1. Excellent Claire! Loved this so much! So clever, great wordplay and love the voices. Good luck 🙂 Rosanna


    1. Thanks, Rosanna! I loved your entry too and have left a comment!


  2. Great voices, Claire! Such a fun story. Best wishes!


    1. Thank you very much, Bonnie!


  3. Oh my goodness! I burst out laughing at that last line! Great job.


    1. Thanks for your kind comment, Katie! Glad it made you laugh!


  4. kathalsey

    Clever AND FUN. Good luck.


    1. Thank you, Kath! I appreciate it!


  5. Hahaha love this! Your characterization is off the charts, Claire! Thanks for sharing with us for the spring fling Kidlit contest

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and for your kind comment, Kaitlyn – it’s much appreciated! Competitions like this are so great for inspiration as well as being great fun!


  6. I loved this! So adorable!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Elizabeth!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Claire! This was so fun to read! Spring definitely had me bouncing with laughter.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for reading my entry and for your kind comment, Ciara!


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