Spring Fling Contest: Suzy’s Bracelet

I love writing contests! Maybe it’s the challenge, maybe it’s the focus, or maybe it’s just because it’s fun. Yesterday I received word that I got an honorable mention in Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words Contest, and I was thrilled. Today I’m back at it again for the 2021 Spring Fling Kidlit contest organized by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Ciera O’Neal. Basically, it boils down to matching a story of no more than 150 words to a spring GIF (or creating your own GIF). Hope you enjoy reading it! The link to the GIF is here.

Suzy’s Bracelet (145 Words)
by Rose Cappelli

The link to the GIF is here.

Suzy skipped along, her new bracelet shimmering in the sun. What fun to celebrate spring with a picnic in the park! Before joining her friends, Suzy laid her bracelet on a bench. She couldn’t risk her treasure slipping off and getting lost or broken.

The friends raced and climbed and tumbled. When it was time to eat…

 “My bracelet!” shrieked Suzie. “It’s missing!”

Suzy checked beside the bench. She dug around the snacks in her lunch bucket and combed through the tall grass.

Her friends helped, too. Tanya overturned rocks. Billy poked in a leaf pile. Marcy rummaged under trash. Yuck!

They searched and searched and searched until…

Caw! Caw!

Was someone laughing?

Instead of looking down and through and in and under, they all looked…


There, in the crabapple tree, perched two cackling crows, a nest…

and Suzy’s bracelet shimmering in the sun.

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6 Responses to Spring Fling Contest: Suzy’s Bracelet

  1. Poor Suzy! Will she ever get it back, I wonder.

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  2. Sarah Meade says:

    Aww! I hope Suzy and her friends figure out a way to get her bracelet back. Love your word choices throughout, Rose.

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  3. What sweet friends, they worked so hard to find it I bet they’ll figure out a way to get it back.

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  4. Those mena crows! Thanks for sharing for the spring fling Kidlit contest!

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  5. seschipper says:

    Oh no! Hopefully Suzy and friends will discover a way to get the bracelet back!!! Great story! 🙂

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  6. ciaraoneal says:

    Eek! Pesky Crows. What sweet friends to help her look. 🙂

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