Here’s My Entry for Vivian Kirkfield’s #50 Precious Words 2022

Int.l Cobweb Contest

I was skimming my files for an idea when I came across an early draft full of cobwebs. No kidding!

I had totally forgotten about it. It had been sitting in the drawer for years. It’s good practice to go through your archives of picture book ideas. You might find a gold mine! Well, with a few tweaks, perhaps. I think I’ll work on this one, yep, I’ll do that.

#50 Precious Words is not an easy endeavor. I enjoy these challenges because they help me be succinct and cut unnecessary words in my picture books. It’s like writing a short outline.

So, between March 4 and March 6, post your story in the comments of that #50PreciousWords 2022 OFFICIAL CONTEST POST. Here’s the link if you want to participate. Let me tell you. There are fantastic prizes too!

The International Cobweb Contest– by Eleanor A. Peterson WC 48

Spiky spun a superb cobweb hoping to win the contest.

“Fire!” the spiders spluttered.

“The only way to safety is by crossing the stream,” said Spiky.

Spiky convinced all spiders to pitch in and build a bridge.

It saved many lives and was a win, win for everyone.

Author: eleanorannpeterson

As a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy, where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods, followed by my six cats.

5 thoughts

  1. Hi Eleanor,
    We LOVED your story!!! And guess what? It’s time to pick your prize. I emailed this afternoon, but realized that you were probably sleeping already. Now I’m hoping I can stay up long enough so that you’ll be up for your morning and will let me know what prize you want. Please check your email.

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