Vivian Kirkfield is a pb author extraordinaire who has written From Here to There, Making Their Voices Heard, Four Otters Toboggan and more. She supports and celebrates writers all through the year. This week it’s her 50 Precious Words Contest that is spreading joy throughout kidlit land. You can see what will likely be many hundreds of entries by the time Sunday, March 7th comes around and you can comment, too.

Art by Vicky Fang

The prizes are drool-worthy. It was fun to pull this out of an old file where it was hidden away for years and polish it a tad for the contest.

PAROLE

by Maureen Egan    45 words 

Trapped 

deep 

in 

hole

the 

color 

of 

coal.

Too 

tight

to 

stroll,

no 

room 

to 

roll.

Bereft 

of a 

pole,

can’t 

grasp 

my 

goal.

Do 

hear 

troll?!

I’m 

losing 

control!

It’s 

taking 

a toll….

Found 

a loophole!

Drum roll…

I’m a mole!