It's time for the Spring Fling KidLit Contest hosted by the effervescent author, agent, and teacher Kaitlyn Sanchez and gracious librarian, teacher, and author Ciara O'Neal! Writers who accept the challenge choose a spring themed GIF and write a story with 150 words or less!
I hope you enjoy my entry, The Authors' Tea. It was inspired by a true story from my teaching days. I hope to turn it into a picture book one day!
THE AUTHORS’ TEA by Dena Davis
I write a poem for the Authors’ Tea.
My words flow through my pencil.
Miss Maya says creative spelling is okay.
I trip on words in books,
But my words…I know them in my heart.
I practice each day until…
The special family night arrives!
I take a deep breath and read …
“I am Spring.
I am a fawn wobbling and finding my strength,
Brown and white like cinnamon sugar toast.
I am a poppy opening to joy,
Golden like the warm sun.
I am apricot blossoms bursting with energy,
White like popcorn puffs.
I am a creek singing after the rain,
Blue sky reflecting in my water.
I am a peeper playing under a full moon,
Brown like my muddy home.
I am a kite dancing in the wind,
All the colors of the rainbow.
I am Spring.”
Miss Maya beams,
I smile and bow.
About the Author
I am a mom to two sweet and lively boys and live in Santa Barbara, California. My oldest has Cornelia deLange Syndrome. He fuels my passion for advocating for equity and inclusion wherever I go. I love the power of a good story to inspire, educate, and make change in our world.