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50 Precious Words





Write a children's story in 50 words or less. With a beginning, a middle, and an end. That's the challenge. Every year Vivian Kirkfield hosts #50preciouswords and sometimes I participate...but 50 words is so, minuscule!


To get a sense of how tiny 50 words is, the paragraph above was 36 words and I didn't say much. This year I found a Franken-thing in my files that I thought I could edit (heavily) and turn into something worth sharing.


So here it is, my 47-word entry into 50 Precious Words. Additional information and entries can be found at VIVIAN KIRKFIELD – Writer for Children | Picture Books Help Kids Soar



 

MONARCH, NEWLY EMERGED


Orange wings struggle on endless grass.

Wrinkled

Alone

Watched from above

Until…


Swoosh!




Tender hands

offer safety.

A covered perch

to stretch

and dry.


As shadows shift

and time ticks,

hopeful hearts

know

they’ve given what they can. The

gift

of time.

Sometimes

that's all we need.




THE END






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