I’m always up for a challenge and this one looked especially fun:
Write a story for children using only 50 words.
This challenge was organized by writer Vivian Kirkfield who based it on a challenge that Bennet Cerf made to Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, to write a book using only 50 unique words. Dr. Seuss came up with the classic Green Eggs and Ham which is over 700 words long but uses the same 50 words in the entire story.
Now, how hard can it be to write a 50 word story? Well, it is harder than it would seem. Here’s my attempt:
Ambrose chose a red, red rose. Willy found a pure white lily. Little Bea plucked a pink sweet pea.
Cyrus picked a purple iris. Maisie carried a yellow daisy and Grace brought a pretty vase.
Each flower, one by one, made a beautiful bouquet – “For you, Grandma. Happy Birthday!”