UPDATE: I won! Ok OK, there were 40 winners… but I am pleased to be amongst them at #24! Now back to the entry itself.
After reading so many creative entries, I decided that Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words challenge was too much fun to pass on!
Here’s a blurb from Vivian’s site about the challenge:
“March 2nd is the birthday of the incredible Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Last year I put together a little contest based on Bennet Cerf’s challenge to Seuss to write a children’s book using only 50 words. And the classic Green Eggs and Ham was born. It’s true that the story has over 700 words…but only 50 unique words. I thought it would be fun to try to write a story for kids with ONLY 50 words. With a beginning, a middle, and an end. I wondered if I could do it. And then I opened the challenge to everyone.”
In honor of Dr. Suess, please enjoy my 45-word story:
CLAM I AM
By Vicky Fang
Everyone says I should be happy.
“Happy as a clam,” they say.
I am NOT HAPPY.
If only I could swim like that fish…
Or that shrimp.
Or that squid.
Or – OH NO A SHARK!!!
Feeling pretty good about being a clam right about now.