|Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!|
Hop to her blog to read the details, entries, and generous prize list.
The kid-friendly stories are limited to fifty words, which turned out to be a lot easier than I thought once I got the theme in my head. This one is based on research I've been doing for a children's magazine.
Sound like fun? It's not too late. You have until March 6 to post your entry.
Here's my offering:
The Ballad of Mary Fields
By Joanne Roberts
Mary Fields comes chug-chuggin' from the saloon,
A thundering locomotive,
Streaming smoke from her cigar.
Wolves on the trail,
Four-legged or man-sized,
Won't slow her down.
Slapping the mail sacks across Moses's saddle,
She rolls out of town.
Her smile wide as Montana skies,Freest soul ever born a slave.
|The real Mary Fields|