It’s time for the 2nd annual #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge! Concocted by the talented and generous Vivian Kirkfield, this writing challenge is…challenging! As the name suggests, the contest involves writing  a story for children using no more than 50 words. After you check out my entry below, you can read all the rules and find all the fab entries here: https://viviankirkfield.com/2017/03/02/50preciouswords-writing-challenge-is-open/

 

OFF-SEASON SWIM

by Gabi Snyder

Plodding past the swimming pool.

“CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.”

Sigh.

SPLASH!

“Who’s there?!?”

Giant…scaly…

Alligators? Basking and BELLOWING.

Capering, vaulting, CANNONBALLING.

Lifeguard gator beckons, flings fins my way.

I yank off shoes, pull on fins.

Gators bare pointy teeth.

Will they crunch my bones?

No…

Gators grin.

Deep breath.

SPLASH!

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