"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." - Stéphane Mallarmé
It’s time for Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords writing challenge inspired by the birthday of Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
The challenge: "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."
Check out my entry below inspired by my daughter's love of carousel rides and a tweet by @XplodingUnicorn. Then head over to Vivian's blog Picture Books Help Kids Soar to read more entries. Visit my past entries here and here.
Lulu couldn’t wait to ride the carousel.
“I want to ride the horse!”
But there was only one, and it was taken.
“A striped horse!”
But the zebra had a rider too.
There wasn’t one.
The giraffe was the only animal left.
“It’s a tree horse!”
Lulu climbed aboard.
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