#50PreciousWords Writing Contest & More

Every year since 2016, author Vivian Kirkfield hosts #50PreciousWords. The requirements are: Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, that has a total word count of 50 or less. Check out all the sure-to-be-super stories here.

This is my third year participating. In 2019, my story To the Tip-Top! was one of the winners. Here’s my story for 2021.

Last Year

January: Joy!

February: Fun!

March: โ€œPlease stay home, everyone.โ€

April: Empty Easter.

May: A sad spring.

June: Weโ€™re missing. . .  EVERYTHING.

July: No picnics.

August: No pools.

September: Only lonely online school.

October: Scared to trick-or-treat.

November: Thanksgiving over screens.

December: One quiet Christmas.

But a new year brings . . .


I’m delighted to share that my story Jana’s Valentine’s Visit won second place in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny contest last month.

Thanks for reading!

Published by Sarah Meade

Children's Writer

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  1. Great entry, Sarah! Not only did you write a whole story in 50 words or less, you summed up an entire year. Best of luck!

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