Blake the snowflake drifted to the ground.
“What will become of me?”
A door burst open. Laughter rang out!
Bundled up children hustled about.
A snowball rolled over Blake!
Blake got dizzy. Suddenly he stopped spinning.
Opening his eyes, Blake looked around.
He was on a snowman!
Blake started grinning.
“It’s no fun if we can’t go out for Halloween,” Jess moped.
“COVID’s too rampant,” Dad explained.
Later, Dad whispered, “You got them?”
Mom handed him a bag.
“Glow-in-the-dark paint. Perfect!”
They worked hard. Finally they finished.
“Now wait until tonight.”
At supper, Mom smiled sneakily. Jess didn’t notice.
Dad glanced at Mom. “Time for lights out.”
Jess frowned. “It’s not bedtime.”
Dad flipped off the lights.
The room transformed. Goosebumps tickled Jess’ spine. Everything glowed.
Mom uncovered goodies.
Jess licked her lips.
“Time for glow-in-the-dark foosball?” Dad asked.
Jess grinned. It would be an exciting night after all.
Robert the caribou calf yawned and opened his eyes.
As he rolled out of bed, he said, “Something is different.”
At breakfast, he asked for more grass.
“You’re hungry today!” his mother declared.
When he played with his trains, his tail began to twitch.
While watching cartoons, his ears began to swivel.
As he coloured a picture, his hooves began to fidget. He had to move!
“Mom, can I play outside?”
“Yes, you may.”
Robert dashed to the door and hurried out.
Warm sunshine touched his face. Grass peeked around decaying leaves where snow had been. Everything was turning green.
Robert galloped round and round.
He paused to smell the rich dirt as a worm wiggled through.
Hearing a melody, Robert looked up at the tree. “Welcome back, Mr. Robin!”
Sniffing the fresh air, Robert pranced through the yard.
Now he knew why he needed to move.
“Spring is here!”
By S. J. Little
Written for #50PreciousWords – a writing for children contest (details at viviankirkfield.com). The goal is to write a story for children with a max word count of 50 words.
Story word count: 50
Inspired by a true Covid-19 lockdown story.