My entry in Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words writing challenge

A couple of weeks ago Vivian Kirkfield, children’s author, mentioned her writing challenge would be starting again soon. She set it up last year for the first time and the response was so positive, and fun, she’s doing it again. If you want to enter, you have from March 2-6 to visit her website and post a link to your story on your blog or website, or if you have neither of those you can post your story on her site. GO HERE to read all about it and take part in her 50 Precious Words writing challenge.

I’m posting her guidelines here, underneath which you will find my entry. (If you are going to enter Vivian’s writing challenge, do not post your entry here, post it either on your own site or hers.)

#50 PRECIOUS WORDS WRITING CHALLENGE GUIDELINES (as found on Vivian Kirkfield’s site)

1. Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count of the story is 50 or less.

2. It can be prose, rhyme, free verse, silly or serious…whatever works for you.

3. Title is not included in the word count.

Okay, you can count the words in my entry – exactly 50 unique words, not including the title:

Magic Rainbows

Curious eyes spy bands of colour

carried on summer breeze,

sparkling in sunshine,

floating down to magically disappear.


then more.

Furry little face pokes through grasses;

children are playing.


Swirly rainbow globe bobs nearby.

Twitchy wet nose sniffs close,


touching the pretty thing.


Tiny soapy shower.

© Lynn A. Davidson

Let me know what you think and if you are taking the challenge, too.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂


26 responses to “My entry in Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words writing challenge

  1. Cute story! These competitions are always fun.

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    • Thanks, Darlene. My first time to try this challenge.
      I’m frustrated with how my post looks this time. It’s not supposed to be set up that way and I can’t correct it. Working on that.
      Thanks for your comment.


  2. I like image of the rainbow in the bubble and then the bubble being popped by a curious rabbit?

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    • Haha…. I guess the little fella can be any small animal. 🙂 I pictured it as a skunk or maybe a young raccoon, but a rabbit would maybe be even cuter. Thanks for your comment, Colleen.


  3. blowing, floating, popping rainbow soap bubbles…what an engaging poem.

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  4. A magical moment captured, indeed. “Twitchy wet nose sniffs close” was my favorite line :). Way to go, Lynn! And best of luck!

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  5. Lovely, Lynn. Very visual and with a perfect ending! Good luck.

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  6. Well done, Lynn! I’m so happy you decided to join in the fun. Your #50PreciousWords evoked beautiful imagery…I could just see the kids blowing bubbles and the little furry creature watching in wonder and amazement.


  7. Oh how surprising and cool. I love the spare language.


  8. I was just playing with bubbles the other day and trying to take a picture of their iridescence without capturing my shadow in it. I think you’ve written a much better picture than I was able to photograph! This is beautiful!


  9. My son loves blowing bubbles. I’ll read this to him later. Good luck!


  10. Beautiful, yet fun, way to capture a precious moment with 50 precious words. Nicely done, Lynn. Best of luck with the contest.


  11. Such fitting subjects and perfect story arc for a short piece. Bubbles and rainbows and childhood are fleeting, but you captured their charm and essence beautifully. @AnneLipton


  12. Lynn, I love the subject matter and it’s amazing how vivid and jam-packed your 50 very selective words are! 🙂 Good luck!


    • Thank you, Donna Marie. The results are in and although 40 were chosen out of the 251 entries, mine was not among the winners. Maybe another year. 🙂 I’m very glad you like my little story.


  13. Liked that very much, Lynn. Didn’t realize it was a soap bubble until the end, which made the whole poem fun!!


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