April and May

It’s Spring, and the kids and I have been rejuvenating our garden by planting vegetables and dusting off the fairy garden. I was also inspired to write an entry for the Spring Fling Kidlit Writing Contest hosted by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Ciara O’Neal. It had to be 150 words or less inspired by a spring themed Gif. I hope you enjoy it!

Image by Sarah Richter from Pixabay.

(150 words)

April and May

by Bonnie Kelso

Being older, April knew things…

Things May wanted to know.

“April, how can I be smart like you?”

April twisted her hair around her finger.

“Drink rainwater from Tulip, May.”

Tulip was empty.

“April, what’s Spring?”

April rubbed her chin.

“Spring is what makes a bed good for jumping on.”

“April, why do early birds get the worms?”

April chewed a twig.

“Because worms don’t have eyes to see early birds hunting them.”

Thunder rumbled.

“April, what’s that?”

They gazed into the clouds.

“A giant is hungry! Hurry, let’s hide!”

Raindrops splink-splunked.

“April, what would happen if our wings got wet?”

“They’d melt like sugar drops, May.”

May stretched out her hand

and scooped up a drop of rainwater from Tulip.

“April, I’m ready to know things, too.”


“April, ask me a question, anything.”

“Who’s your favorite sister, May?”


“See, May, I told you it would work!”


Bonnie Kelso writes and illustrates books for children and adults that encourage individualism and brave self-expression. She facilitates art workshops for her local community and beyond. A lover of nature and travel, she can be found wandering about outside with her family whenever a good opportunity to do so presents itself.

19 thoughts on “April and May

  1. Ha! Love it! I totally thought this was going to be like summer and fall (was that yours from the fall writing frenzy?) but even though it wasn’t what I expected, I really enjoyed it. Your characterization is just lovely and funny! Thanks for sharing another lovely story with us for the spring fling Kidlit contest?

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  2. I have always been drawn to fairy stories and the sweet little figures that represent them so I could totally see this conversation between two sisters, one older and more knowledgeable but not lording it over the younger one, just encouraging, loving and sharing. This one really touched my heart. I hope you win. You deserve to.

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