Spring Fling Writing Contest

Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Ciara O’Neal are hosting a writing contest this April!

Remember the contest runs from April 17th to April 19th.

Here’s my entry. Working title: Where Does the Rain Go?


Rain, go away!

The rain stopped,  she jumped into a puddle and out came a bubble.

Sherry was in trouble.

Trapped in a bubble, she went down a funnel.

The bubble raced into a stream, and with a loud POP, the bubble floated atop.

She was on a ride, and to her surprise, the bubble went down a slide,

floating farther away and into a bay.

Sherry could see she was heading towards the sea.

She cried out with glee when a whale came by and said hi.

Dolphin came by and wondered why a tiny bug was sailing away, in a bubble.

She would surely get into trouble.

Dolphin pushed the bubble toward the beach that the little bug could surely reach.

The sun was hot, and Sherry heard a loud POP!

She closed her eyes, and to her surprise, she was back in her puddle full of bubbles.



Although I don’t write in rhyme, when I wrote this a few years ago the words came to me as if someone were dictating the text to me. I was thinking about the Itsy Bitty spider on the spout at the time.

The important thing  in this contest is to participate and it also helps us to hone our craft. The more you pratice the better you get.


Good Luck!


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» 2cookscraftingbooks said: { Apr 19, 2019 - 06:04:08 }

What a fun Springtime adventure! Good luck!

» eleanorannpeterson said: { Apr 19, 2019 - 10:04:47 }

Thanks Liz.

» Ashley Congdon (@AshleyCCongdon) said: { Apr 20, 2019 - 09:04:09 }

The adventures you can have with your imagination. The illustrations would be a lot of fun!

» Leah said: { Apr 21, 2019 - 05:04:14 }

Fun story! I like how the rain becomes other forms.

» Ciara O'Neal said: { Apr 22, 2019 - 08:04:42 }

Sherry’s very own roller coaster bubble ride! You are on to something. I want to travel through the water cycle in a bubble and talk to a whale. Tell me where to sign up! I loved where your imagination took us. Great job!

» eleanorannpeterson said: { Apr 22, 2019 - 11:04:57 }

Thank you so much for the encouraging words Ciara.

» Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez said: { Apr 22, 2019 - 11:04:43 }

I love this fun adventure, thanks for sharing Sherry’s lovely and lively imagination. My favorite line: Dolphin came by and wondered why a tiny bug was sailing away, in a bubble.” What perfect and comical reasoning that smart animal has.
I can’t explain why, but I got a Willy Wonka feel from this 😊

Thank you so much for sharing your story and for entering the contest!

» eleanorannpeterson said: { Apr 24, 2019 - 01:04:24 }

Thanks Kaitlyn, I had fun writing this and it just happened to be sitting in a drawer waiting to come out I guess.

» Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez said: { Apr 24, 2019 - 03:04:17 }

I love that! Finding old treasures at a new time is so poetic in and of itself

» Danielle Hicks said: { Apr 23, 2019 - 02:04:06 }

Enjoyed the whimsical feel of this piece! I love stories that encourage a child’s imagination, and this story does that really well. Very creative idea! Good luck in the contest!

» eleanorannpeterson said: { Apr 23, 2019 - 09:04:21 }

Thanks for the feedback. I think I’ll still have to tweak it a bit.

» Jolene Ballard Gutiérrez said: { Apr 24, 2019 - 09:04:16 }

So much fun, Eleanor! I love the fun word choices, rhythm, and rhyme! And what a ride Sherry went on–I had fun imagining illustrations as I read. Good luck!

» eleanorannpeterson said: { Apr 24, 2019 - 09:04:53 }

Aww! Jolene, you made my day.

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