My Stories

50 Precious Words Writing Challenge



I’ve been working on some stories

All the whole night through

I’ve been working on some stories

They’re special just for you

Gosh I hope you really like ’em

There’s been blood, and sweat, and tears

Please, please tell me that you love ’em

And I’ll send you all “Good Cheers!”


Ha!Ha!Ha! I may be just a slight bit delusional this morning, but trying to write a 50-word story (or less) with a complete story arc (beginning, middle, & end) will do that to ya! And for some crazy reason (maybe I like pain) I wrote TWO of them!

Why do I put myself through this?

Because I’m a Children’s book author and we live for this stuff! And yes, Mrs. Funk (9th grade English teacher), I know I shouldn’t use the word stuff, but it’s early and my brain is fried, and I need another cup of coffee, and some chocolate would be nice, and oh yeah…back to the story.

So why the 50-word story you ask? Because of this! Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words Challenge.

I couldn’t not.

So there ya go. Now you know.

And here are my entries.

Please, please tell me that you love ’em!



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Story #1

MUIR: A Dog’s Tale

(PB, WC 50)

Muir is a muddy, dirty dog.

Muir wants to come inside.

“Too messy,” mumbles Muir’s boy.

Muir races to the pond.

Splishy! Sploshy! Splashy!

Muir gives a little bark.

“Too wet!” cries Muir’s boy.

Shimmy! Shammy! Shaky!

“Woof! Woof!”

 “Tidy dog!” exclaims Muir’s boy.

Muir is a happy, lap-y dog!







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Story #2


(PB, WC 50)


Cat is ready for his morning ride. Tea has been sipped, biscuits nibbled.

“It’s a perfect day for a ride in the park,” meowed Cat.


Oh dear, Cat. Perhaps a ride in the rain?

“I mustn’t get wet!”

Yes, of course.

A bicycle umbrella! What a lovely idea, Cat.



Eek! I’m afraid to look. Is it a Cheers or a Jeers?

Never mind. I’m sending Good Cheers either way.

Speaking of Good Cheers, head on over Here for more fantastic 50-word (or less) children’s stories…it’s good STUFF!

*As always, Comments are most WELCOME!*

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