This is my third year participating in the Spring Fling Kidlit Writing Contest, hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Ciara O’Neal. Check out contest details, rules, and all the sure-to-be-super stories by clicking here.
Check out my Spring Fling story from last year by clicking here.
Here’s my story for 2021!
MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME
By Sarah Meade
Word Count: 150
Elle can’t wait for the family beach vacation!
Last year’s spring trip got cancelled.
“I miss Grandma and Grandpa,” says Elle. “And Aunt Leah, Uncle Bob, and all my cousins!”
“It’s been too long,” Mom murmurs.
“We missed so much,” says Elle.
Mom nods. “But we’ll make up for lost time.”
Elle plans . . .
On Sunday everyone arrives.
Too excited to sleep!
Monday the festivities begin.
Snowmen in the sand!
Tuesday they hunt for Easter eggs– on the beach!
Wednesday is for flags and fun.
Thursday brings . . .
A costume parade!
That evening, a family feast.
On Friday it’s . . .
They trim the tree,
and sing campfire carols.
On Saturday everyone wears party hats.
“Three! Two! One! Happy New Year!”
“A new beginning.”
Everyone packs up.
“See you again. . . soon!”