50 Precious Words

It’s time! It’s time! If anything can drag me away from revisions and work and reading and family time long enough to post it’s Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words contest! I love this challenge. No matter how empty my creative well feels, this challenge pushes me in the best ways and I always manage to come up with something. And so do so many writer!! The talent this year, like every year, never ceases to amaze me. Hop on over to read all the amazing, creative, clever, moving, and hilarious entries!!

And don’t forget to donate a picture book for Vivian’s Literary Initiative! You can order any children’s book you’d like to donate by calling(603) 673-1734 or emailing them: books@balinbooks.com. Tell them the book is for the #50PreciousWords Literacy Initiative. I let my kids pick the book this year and they picked Maddie Frost‘s IGUANA BE A DRAGON (Which is hilarious. Even after three dozen reads!)

Speaking of kids, mine are getting older (5 and 7 now) and are learning new things about themselves and about the world everyday. It’s truly amazing. They were all the inspiration I needed for this year’s entry:

Something Wonderful
By Nicole Loos Miller
(48 words)

It starts as a smile
An escaped giggle
A joyful guffaw
Turns into 
Evolves into
Until your reach is vast and wide
Something wild is coming
Something real and joyful and new
And, my love,
That something wonderful
Is you 

Published by Nicole Loos Miller

Mama, LCSW, member of SCBWI and 12x12. Sometimes I laugh at my own jokes and I never get enough sleep. Also, I think you are great.

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