Author and friend Kathy Halsey turned me on to author Vivian Kirkfield’s #50 Precious Words Contest – a story for kids in 50 or less words. I thought I’d have a go.
This is basically a true “tail” of my dogged determination to get a furry friend, pitted against my mom’s dogged determination to not allow – or love it.
Bonnie ‘fireUrchin’ Lambourn
I begged, “Pleeeeze! Let me. I NEED a dog.”
The relatives prodded . . .
Reluctantly Mom caved,
but her eyebrows twisted like cheese curls
at the black mop with legs and wagging tongue –
who then skulked to the corner.
40 minutes sulking.
Earned . . .
a bowl of food.
[wc= 50 words ]
One thought on “THE DOG ~ [contest piece for #50PRECIOUSWORDS 2021]”
Bonnie, love the word play and the chidhood angst you brought to this, High kid- appeal.
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