Kidlit Contests are all around!
I'm participating in this week's contest called the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest --
Find a gif and write a spring-inspired story. Blossoming flowers? Sure! Easter eggs? You bet! Mothers day? Of course! Anything related to Spring is yours for the telling.
1. Your story should be geared towards kids ages 12 or under.
2. Choose a gif to inspire your story.
3. All gifs should be child appropriate and in no way be derogatory towards any faith, race, etc.
4. Now for the dreaded word count! You have 150 words. That’s it! No more but less is always welcome.
Writing with such small word-counts is always tough but I felt up for the challenge.
Thank you so much to the hosts for another fun #kidlit writing exercise! I went back and forth on what kind of story I wanted to write and I actually ended up writing two stories-- one about the Easter bunny and one about... spring at the beach. After reading both, it was clear that my beach story was stronger. Every class and conference I have been to says write what you know best... and I know the beach.
Enjoy my entry below inspired by the GIF by O2 Slovakia, source:
Happy Spring, y'all! Best of luck to all of the #SpringFlingKidlit writers!
Blair has travelled extensively all over the world. She and her husband enjoy taking their kids on big adventures together. Blair writes children's picture books for all ages! Most of her stories are inspired by life events. They feature kid’s curiosity, love of the environment, laughter, and fantasy.