This fun contest is to write a story for kids 12 and under with a 150-word limit using a GIF as your inspiration. You can find more info here. My 143-word story was inspired by this ice cream gif. I placed it at the end so as not to spoil the surprise! Enjoy!
You and Me, Strawberry
You and only you picked me—Strawberry Ice Cream—dipped into a sugar cone. Strawberry? Really? When my frosty silver bin sits beside my much more colorful companions, cookies and cream, and chocolate chip cookie dough. I was your choice.
You did it! You are my heroine!
And now I bounce down the street with you, my cone snug inside your hand.
Wrapped in your love and happiness.
And I couldn’t be feeling any cheerier, even if the sun is making me dribble down your fingers. Sticky and sweet.
Your smile lights up the street. A strawberry on your chin.
It’s a lovely day. Spring is in the air, the flowers, the warm breeze.
But then, oouff! A crack in the sidewalk, you lose your grip and
SPLAT! My nose hits the sidewalk. and sprinkles are flying everywhere. Who will pick me up?
4 thoughts on “It’s Time for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest!”
Your story is adorable and totally explains the GIF! What a great challenge.
I loved hearing from the ice cream’s point of view, that’s really clever!
Thanks for sharing this creative perspective with us for the spring fling Kidlit contest!