It’s officially time for Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words contest, in which kidlit writers try to compose a complete story (beginning, middle, and end) 50 words or less in length. This is, in my opinion, the most challenging of the blog-based writing contests I know, because of the brevity. Here’s my entry! This year, I’ve gone for humor.
Kitten to Owl
“Today I’ll be an owl,” said Kitten. He climbed a tree and perched on a branch.
“Hoo! Hoo!” He hooted. But it sounded more like “Mew! Mew!”
Passersby panicked. “Help! There’s a kitten stuck in a tree!”
The fire department rescued him.
“Tomorrow I’ll be an ostrich instead,” he decided.