Spring Fling Kidlit Contest 2021
I'm excited to participate in my first ever Spring Fling hosted by Ciara O'Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez. To enter the contest, choose a Gif for inspiration and write a spring-themed story under 150 words suitable for kids below 12. Check out all the amazing entries here. Hope you enjoy my story. Happy Spring!
WHERE SPRING BLOOMS
By Rozana Rajkumari
Spring was hiding.
Mama’s cold and the chill outside stuck around.
Inside the wastebasket, balled-up tissues piled up like snow.
Mama watched the rain skid down the window.
She looked as grey as the clouds.
I put my rain boots away and instead of puddle jumping,
dipped my brush in paint and splashed it on paper
to make Mama’s cheeks rosy.
I got sparkling greens from the garden,
Papa chopped and sizzled vegetables in different colors
to brighten Mama’s day.
The hiss and clatter and the aromas in their loud
and quiet ways called Mama into the kitchen.
Mama’s eyes lit up at the flowers blooming in my paintings and
the rainbow-colored soup steaming in bowls.
While Mama slowly sipped, color rushed back to her face.
“Spring is here,” Mama smiled.
Thanks to Giphy for https://media.giphy.com/media/xT8qB4794JCvVgSaVq/giphy.gif the inspiration.