Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge 2017


March 2nd is the birthday of Theodor Geisel, better known to young readers as Dr Seuss, and once again Vivian Kirkfield ( is hosting a 50 precious words challenge!

The challenge is to 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 for the story is 50 or less. For more information pop over to Vivian’s website (

This year I was inspired by a very noisy crow and his find…happy reading everyone!



(40 words)

Crow found a nut…
“My nut!” he cawed greedily.

Jay squawked loudly as crow flew over his tree.
Crow dropped the nut!

Jay caught the nut.
“My nut!” he squawked cheekily.

Squirrel bounced along the branch.
Jay dropped the nut!

Squirrel caught the nut.
“My nut!” he squeaked gleefully.

Woodpecker hammered!
Squirrel dropped the nut!

The nut
to the ground.

Pig walked under the tree.
“My nut!” he grunted and gobbled it up!


Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to read the other entries…good luck everyone!










49 thoughts on “Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge 2017

  1. Such a clever allegory in a nutshell, Julie! (40 words! Gasp!) As others have commented, I love how “tumbled” tumbles, too.


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