Thursday, March 2, 2017

#50 Precious Words Contest Entry

My Mom is a Ninja (50 words)
By Megan Haslem Jones

Brave.
Prepared.
Problem solver.
I think Mom is a ninja.
Stealthy.
Ninja.
Accurate throws.
Ninja.
Cuts, chops, dices.
Ninja scream.
She must be a ninja.
“Powerful kicks,” I overhear.
Stretchy clothing.
Afternoon meditation.
She IS a ninja!
“Mom, I know your secret.”
“Excited? Future big brother!”
“Huh?!?”
Not a ninja.

Thank you, Vivian Kirkfield for organizing this fun event.  Writing a story in only 50 words has helped me to grow as a writer.  I had to evaluate and analyze each word more than I usually do.  Not being able to use illustration notes added another layer of fun.  I used all 50 words in this version.  Previously drafts were a little shorter, but this version is my favorite.

For more information about this contest (and other awesome kid lit info) check out https://viviankirkfield.com/

Wow, there are so many talented and creative writers participating in this contest.  I think I'll spend the rest of the day reading all the fun entries.

7 comments:

  1. Poor kid. Searches for a ninja and finds . . . a baby. I could see an amazing ending illustration of Mom as a pregnant Ninja. Great job telling a detective story in 50 words!

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  2. Ha Ha. I think all moms are ninjas. And poor big brother! Sounds like he'll have to get used to the idea.

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  3. Ninja mom's are the best. Good luck!

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  4. Ninja mom's are the best. Good luck!

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  5. Megan...so glad you are having fun with the challenge...I love what you did here! Great tension...pacing...and the ending is priceless!

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  6. Megan...email me: viviankirkfield@gmail.com
    It's time to pick your prize. ;)

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