Entries from: April 2019

Spring Fling

April 18th, 2019, Comments (11)



Sam's Stormy Night
Boom! Bang!
Sam scrambled under his bed.
A pair of yellow eyes stared back at him.
“Stormy! You’re afraid of thunder too?”
“Mom picked the worst name for you.”
Boom! Crash!
“Let’s get out from under the bed, Stormy. It’s dusty.”
Bam! Boom! Crash!
Lightning lit up the room and cast large shadows of Sam and Stormy on the wall.
“Ohhh, cool shadows,” shivered Sam.
With the next bolt of lightning, Sam made a bunny shadow hop across the room. Another flash! Sam made a barking shadow dog. When the room lit up again, Stormy swatted at Sam’s fluttering shadow butterfly. With each new burst, Stormy zoomed after her own shadow.
“Maybe Stormy isn’t such a bad name for you after all.”
Before they knew it, the spring storm had passed. Sam was soon sound asleep, snuggled up with Stormy, who purred as loud as rolling thunder.
Hi all, I spotted this fun Spring Fling writing contest and decided to join in! It's a great exercise in creative play and has some great prizes if you write children's literature! There is still some time to join in if you're interested. The rules are that you have to write a Spring related story inspired by a gif in 150 words or less. You can read all the details here. Good luck to anyone who enters! 

Creative Every Day Check In for April 2019

April 1st, 2019, Comments (0)

Happy April and Happy Spring! Yesterday I planted some flower and veggie seeds with my kids and we're excited to see them grow! Hopefully! haha 

As a reminder, you can learn more about the Creative Every Day Challenge here and sign up here. There will be a monthly check-in here on the blog and you can also share anytime in the Facebook group. If you share on Twitter or Instagram, feel free to use the hashtag #creativeeveryday2019. April's totally optional theme is Open. Be open to all the possibilities this creative month can bring your way!