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HELLO BABY by Keila V. Dawson

HELLO BABY by Keila V. Dawson

THE 2nd ANNUAL #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge hosted by author Vivian Kirkfield in honor of Dr. Suess is here!

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The challenge is to write a story for children 12 and under using 50 words or less. YIKES!

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My entry, at exactly 50 words, is about the wonder and curiosity a child has about the baby growing inside his or her mother.

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HELLO BABY

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You’re quiet inside mama’s belly. What are you doing in there?

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Listening?

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Sleeping?

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Dreaming?

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You’re moving inside mama’s belly. And I can feel what you’re doing in there.

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Kicking.

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Stretching.

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Twisting.

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You’re noisy outside mama’s belly. I can hear and see what you’re doing now!

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Screaming!

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Squealing!

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Smiling!

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Hello baby!

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Love Hugs by Keila V. Dawson

Love Hugs by Keila V. Dawson

What writer doesn’t like a challenge? In honor of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, fellow author Vivian Kirkfield (SWEET DREAMS, SARAH; Creston Books, 2017) is sponsoring a 50 Precious Words Contest. Everyone adores his gift for storytelling and word choice. The challenge is to write a story using only 50 words. See this post on her blog, Picture Books Help Kids Soar, for more details. And yes, there are prizes.

 

I wrote LOVE HUGS, a 49 word story. Hope you enjoy!

 

LOVE HUGS

by Keila V. Dawson

 

Would you like a hug goodnight?

Not tonight, I’m alright.

 

Would you like one when you’re sad?

Not when sad. Not when mad.

 

Would you like one for good-bye?

Not for good-bye. Not if I cry.

 

Would you stop me if I do?

Not at all, I’d like two!

 

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