Thursday, March 2, 2017

I HEARD A ROAR - #50 Precious Words Challenge


I'm finding that writing contests are a great way to get inspired! So here's my entry in Vivian Kirkfield's

#50 PRECIOUS WORDS WRITING CHALLENGE



In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Vivian is having us write a story using only 50 words, unlike Dr. Seuss who used limited words over and over again. Get it? Two different approaches to a fun writing prompt that I suggest you try!

So here's mine, inspired by what I do a my job all the time - try to entice young readers! Whether it's getting the shy one to come to storytime, or getting new readers to challenge themselves in a new genre, I spend a lot of time connecting kids with books. It's my passion! Thanks for reading!

I Heard a Roar

Mama said, story time?

No.

It’ll be fun.

No.

You’re friends are going in-

I watched them run to the door.  I stayed near Mama.

 She might read one you’ll like?

Lions?

Maybe dinosaurs, boats?

You read.

I’ll be right here.

I walked to the door. I heard a roar.


20 comments:

  1. Awww, a shy child overcomes their fear. This is really cute Eileen! Thumbs up!

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  2. Love it! Connecting kids to reading is a worthwhile cause. :)

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  3. Great job capturing that moment when a story outweighs the need to hold tight.

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  4. Wonderful, Eileen. I'm thrilled she found her roar!

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    1. Thanks Vivian, it was fun to write with a 50-word limit!

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  5. These are 50 perfect words. I loved it. Reminds me of me (I was a preschool dropout) Thanks for sharing this precious story with us.

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    1. Preschool dropout! You've come a long way ;)

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  6. I'll need to use this when getting my son to read. Good luck!

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  7. Very cute! I'm glad the child took the plunge!

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  8. Taking that first brave step can be difficult, but then ... excitement is a great draw card. Lovely story.

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    1. Thank you for commenting Norah! I have a Nora!

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  9. Always hard to leave mom. MC was brave.

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  10. Nicely done. I was the painfully shy little one who usually would refuse to go in.

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    1. I love to watch those shy ones grow up and find their voices!

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