Fifty words is not a lot of words if you are trying to tell a complete story. I have seen the wonderful Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words contents for several years but this is the first time I have completed an entry. My initial draft was well over 50 words without even getting to the heart of the story!
So I whittled and pruned and refined and have a story to share that is EXACTLY 50 words.
The King of Bedtime
Cory flung himself onto the top bunk, breathing hard.
“Mine at last!” he cried.
But it was surprisingly lonely.
He surveyed all he had left behind… and lowered a blanket rope for his stuffies to climb.
Once all was secure in the new kingdom, they slept, dreaming of tomorrow’s adventures.