Ah, the kidlit community.
When things seem dour and drab and dismal, they always come to the rescue with kindness.
For the Spring Fling competition, we need to write a short (up to 150 words) children’s story, based on a Spring-themed GIF.
(No matter what, in my head I will always pronounce it “JIF.” Sorry, tech people. YOU’RE WELCOME PEANUT BUTTER PEOPLE.)
Here is the link to my GIF: https://giphy.com/gifs/gifnews-easter-confusion-passover-j1IAqnQyWJrFK
In light of our current unprecedented situation, I decided to explore how two Spring holidays (Passover and Easter) deal with exodus/resurrection in both the literal and metaphoric senses. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE! And maybe we can find that now, while feeling separated and alienated from our lives as usual. Here is Spring Together Apart:
In Spring it’s time to celebrate
That life is born anew.
There’s Pesach with the seder plate,
And Easter, Halellu!
Hagaddah read by Abigail,
Marie reads Luke and John.
The Exodus, a hopeful tale.
From Golgotha- He’s gone!
Well hidden is unleavened bread,
But Abi finds a way!
Marie sees eggs in grass, ahead,
In pinkish hues, today.
Marie and Abi, Springtime Queens!
But, boy, they miss their friend.
Each stuck in their own quarantines,
Is friendship at an end?
No, miracles will always sing
When things seem out of tune.
A parted sea, a risen king,
New ways we can commune.
Marie and Abi, losing hope.
Like Egypt, or the tomb.
But suddenly, a way to cope…
A chatty springtime Zoom!