Mouse to the Rescue! — #50preciouswords Writing Challenge 2018

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What better way to kick off my blog than with an entry for Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreciousWords 2018 Writing Challenge!

This contest began in 2016, but this is my first time throwing my hat in the ring. The challenge was to write a complete story, appropriate for children (ages 12 and under), in 50 words or less.

I had a lot of fun participating in this challenge. Here's my entry at exactly 50 words (excluding title):

Mouse to the Rescue

I race to help.
But -
The hose
is too heavy.

A house on fire
doesn’t need
a mouse.

My feet
drag.

A cry.
A kitten.
Frozen.

Flames dance higher.
What can
I
do?

CHOMP.
“HISSSS!
My tail!” it wails,
and chases me
to safety.

I grin.
Small yet mighty.

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