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?…