Vivian Kirkfield, writer for children, hosts many writing contests through out the year that inspire, lift up, and create connections amongst writers. #50PreciousWords was the shift in revision I needed to build momentum around PB writing again!
I had a very rough draft of a PB inspired by my two year old, who very earnestly believed that the moon followed us on our afternoon walk. She traversed a wide range of emotions: scared, intrigued, and playful. I hope to never forget her discovery of the moon now that the moment is captured in these forty-nine words.
The moon was out before sunset. I peddled. The moon followed. When I hugged the tree, the moon waited. Up the hill Slow and steady The moon cheered At the top, I looked down the moon by my side. Then the moon followed me home and wished me goodnight.