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Fall Writing Frenzy!!!

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

It's time again for that lovely Fall Writing Frenzy contest, and I'm revving my engine in anticipation, surfing the waves of hope, and praying I win a critique. The rules are simple: choose a picture option from the fabulous Lydia Lukidis's blog, write a 200 word or less piece be it story or poem, and post it for others to see. Oh yeah, and don't forget to have fun and get to know the other contestants! So here's my entry...

I Spy With My Little Eye (199 words) Kaitlyn watched her brother leave for school.

“MOM,” she hollered. “Why can’t I go to school?”

“You aren’t old enough. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn at home.”

“What can I learn at home?” she asked.

“Why don’t we play I Spy and see?

Kaitlyn clapped and squealed. “I wanna go first!”

Mom nodded.

“I spy with my little eye, something purple, white, green, and blue.”

“Is it my shirt?”

Kaitlyn shook her head.

“Is it the magazine on the table?”


“Is it daddy’s coffee mug?”

“Nope. Do you need a clue?”

Mom laughed. “No. I give up.”

Kaitlyn pointed. “The pot of flowers outside.”

“You got me,” Mom said. “Now, I spy with my little eye, something pink, white, and yellow.”

Kaitlyn jumped up and down. “Is it my pajamas?”

Mom laughed. “Good job.”

They each took several more turns before Kaitlyn’s mom asked, “Have you learned anything?”

Kaitlyn’s face lit up. “I paid attention to stuff!”

Mom smiled. “Yes. You learned to pay attention to details. Not everyone is good at that.”

Kaitlyn twirled and kissed her mom’s cheek. “It was fun too! Can we color now? I wanna

practice staying in the lines.”

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Thanks for sharing this learning piece with us for the Fall Writing Frenzy! Also, great name choice ;)


Connie Dow
Connie Dow

Hi Aileen! Lovely story. I remember when each of my kids waited impatiently until they were old enough to go to school, so this brought back nice memories for me. Good luck!



This is adorable, Aileen :D GREAT dialogue!



This charming slice-of-life story is a delightful reminder to keep our eyes open, pay attention to detail, and learn from the world around us.

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