2020 Fall Writing Frenzy!

I’m participating in the #FallWritingFrenzy contest!! Whoo hoo!

How it works…
Write a KidLit story under 200 words that is inspired by one of the provided images. It’s for any age of KidLit AND the contest is still open (Update: closed now) if you are interested! Find out more here.

Also a quick thank you to Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis for hosting the contest!

And now, onto my entry!
I chose this image because it tickled my funny bone. (Please keep reading despite that joke.)

Image 9, courtesy of Unsplash

136 words

Dem Bones

“Hey, Sam! The leg bone’s connected to the…”
“I’m not singing that song again, Bart.”
“Aw come on, pleaasssee?”
“Fine! The leg bone’s connected to the… thigh bone.”
“YES! And the thigh bone’s connected to the… back bone. The back bone’s—”
“You really love that song, don’t you, Bart?”
“Well, it’s all about skeletons and—”
“And we’re skeletons. Yeah I get it, Bart.”
“Lotta kids this year, Sam. But where are all the skeleton costumes?”
“Times are changing. They’re dressing like square people with swords now.”
“Well, at least we still have our song. The neck bone’s connected to the—”

“What the! A talking skeleton!”


“SAM! HELP ME, SAM! That kid took out my leg with his sword!”
“Yeah, Bart. Looks like the leg bone’s not connected to the… thigh bone.”
“That’s heartless, Sam. Heartless.”

17 thoughts on “2020 Fall Writing Frenzy!

    • Karen says:

      It’s a great image! I see you thought about the skeletons being stuck inside a box in the attic too. How funny! I can imagine them annoying each other, but yours is far spookier! Love it! Good luck to you.


  1. anneuro says:

    Such a clever and entertaining story. I love how you combine the old (song) with the new (Was that a Ninjago’s ruthless blade?) and how it’s written almost completely as dialogue (save for that one crucial onomatopoeia!). This would make a great graphic picture book and/or short film. @AnneLipton

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    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Anne! Haha, yeah the costumed kid could definitely have been a lego character. My kids are obsessed with Minecraft — that’s what I was thinking of when I wrote that part. 🙂

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