Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

So excited to participate in this year’s Spring Fling Kidlit Contest! 

Rules of the contest: Write a 150-word story geared towards children ages 12 or under. Choose a gif to inspire your story or create one yourself.
Check out the full rules on Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Ciara O’Neal’s blogs.
Thanks for hosting!! 

Here’s my entry titled, CHANCE TO FLY. I’ve been finding bits of joy in the life and growth I’m seeing in nature lately. I also love butterflies and am drawn to the symbolism in their transformation. During these tough times, I keep coming back to the thought that each of us, in our own way, are currently going through a metamorphosis. And when we come out of our chrysalis of self-isolation, we will surely be changed. Nevertheless, just as the caterpillar, we WILL emerge, and our chance to fly awaits. 

Chance to Fly

GIF art by Amanda Davis


Chance to Fly
By Amanda Davis

​Word Count 81

Up and down the branch.

Fully grown.
Fully stuffed.
Milkweed to the brim.
Searching for the perfect spot,
To craft his chrysalis.

Climbing to and fro.

Head is up.
Gaze is straight.
Eyes are on the prize.
Until he finally sees,
A leaf as green as lime.

To the limey leaf.

He spits silk.
Spins his nest.
Hanging way up high.
Rapid metamorphosis,
At last, his chance to fly.

Words and Art on this website © 2020 Amanda Davis Art

Responses to “Spring Fling Kidlit Contest”

    • Amanda Davis

      Yay! Thanks so much for the feedback, Nancy and for checking out my page 🙂

  1. Kaitlyn Sanchez

    I ADORE your gif and what lovely language to go with it! Thank you so much for sharing this metamorphosis gif and story with us for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest

    • Amanda Davis

      Hi Kaitlyn!
      Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for the opportunity!
      So glad you enjoyed it!


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