A Child’s View

I know I’ve told you before how much I love the writing prompt Tara does over at Thin Spiral Notebook, but I’m saying it again now. 100 words seems so simple, but it’s a great exercise in thinking through each and every word you use to tell a story in a tiny space. And this week we got the word dirt. This made me think of my son. So, I give you:

A Child’s View

A little boy’s grin as he holds up a fist.toad-4228889_640.jpg
A carefully concealed toad
just waiting to be freed.

“Mommy can I keep it?”
comes the happy request.
Gentle coaching and the toad is freed
to roam among the hostas.

Another little boy grin lights up his face
as he digs yet another hole
for a flower waiting there.

“Look, Mommy! I’m helping!”
come the cheerful words
so proud of his holes
with dirt on his nose.

My little helper always so eager
to explore the world.
As my mother always said
“A dirty boy is a happy boy.”


Be sure to stop by Thin Spiral Notebook to check out other dirt inspired literary beauty has been created!

100 word challenge

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