#50PreciousWords Contest

Update: I am so humbled and excited to share that I WON the #50PreciousWords Contest!

Out of 770 entries, mine was voted first place by Vivian and her judges. These amazing ladies worked tirelessly to organize this for the Writing Community and then read, commented, and judged every single entry.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw my name. I literally jumped out of bed and started screaming!

What am amazing opportunity and CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners, including some of my sweetest friends!

Scroll down to see the original post and the winning entry.

This week, I entered in Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PreviousWords Contest for the very first time!

At first, I intended to condense one of my manuscripts down to 50 words. However, my kind Critique Partner suggested that the first 50 words just didn’t do the entire story justice.

So I went back to the drawing board to brainstorm of another idea for another story. While staring at the computer screen, I noticed my daughter dancing and playing in front of me. It was then when the line “A girl follows in my footsteps” came to my mind.

From there, the words began flowing with ease as the main character in the story is dancing with ease.

I am a reader who loves surprises and twist. This is the same with movies. I just find some much enjoyment when the surprise takes me off my tracks and forces me to think differently at the end. It is just so fun and rewarding! Plus, once the surprise is revealed, I love analyzing the entire story from beginning to end!

So I thought deeply how I wanted the story to have a little twist, and came up with the a fun surprise! I won’t give it away, but here it is below! 🙂 Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think of it!

My Friend

By: Ha Dinh

A girl follows in my footsteps.

With every
twist,
turn,
and
twirl,
she mimics and
we synchronize.

We spin,
sway
and
swirl
in the sunlight
together.

She’s mine
and I’m hers.

Then night nears
and she’s gone.

I wait patiently
for daylight.

“Goodbye,
my shadow.
We will dance together again.”

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