#FallWritingFrenzy 2022 entry link: Buddy Bones Bubbleless Bath by Chelsea DiCicco

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Hey writing pals!

Fall is finally here! Time to break out all the candles and cozy blankets. And you know what else it means? Fall Writing Frenzy is here!

This is my first year participating in the Fall Writing Frenzy, and I’m thrilled to share my entry for 2022: BUDDY BONES BUBBLELESS BATH.

But before we jump into the story, I’d like to thank our very gracious hosts Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis, as well as this year’s guest judge, Alyssa Reynoso-Morris.

So far, I’ve had a blast reading other peoples stories and sharing in the fun on Instagram and Twitter. If this is your first time participating, the rules are very simple.

  1. Choose a picture.
  2. Write a kidlit story (anywhere from board book to YA, 200 words or less.)
  3. Post it on your blog and make sure to fill out the entry form.
  4. Share, share, share!

For further questions, please check out the official FallWritingFrenzy2022Rules.

Remember: the goal is “to create connections and help writers grow!” So, have fun! 

Below you will find my entry.

Happy fall writing everyone!

xo,

Chelsea

Photo Credit: Halloween- Credit: Samantha Hurley / Burst

BUDDY BONES BUBBLELESS BATH _ CHELSEA DICICCO _ FALL WRITING FRENZY 2022

BUDDY BONES BUBBLELESS BATH (199 word count)

A picture book by Chelsea DiCicco

It was a dry, dusty day on the ranch, and Buddy Bones was getting ready to take a bath. “Nothing like a cool bubble bath on a hot day,” he said cheerfully.

But, just as Buddy got into the tub…

“Oh no! We’re out of bubbles!”

A bubbleless bath? Pass!

But the sun was blistering.

So, Buddy stayed in the tub. But he wasn’t happy.

A little while later, Buddy was still grumbling when a bird flew by.

“Morning, neighbor.”

“Morning,” Buddy mumbled.

“What you up to this morning?”

“I’m taking a bath,” said Buddy, hoping the bird would go away.

But he didn’t.

“I’ve just come from the store. Today is dishwashing day, and I was out of soap.”

“Oh,” Buddy said understandingly. “I ran out of bubbles.” He pointed to the clear bathwater.

“A bubbleless bath!” chirped the Bird. “Pass!”

Buddy agreed.

“I know!” said the bird suddenly. “What if we made bubbles?”

Before Buddy could respond, the bird was already pouring a glob of blue liquid into the water. “Now, splash around.”

Buddy splashed and thrashed… until

“Bubbles!” he cried.

“Nothing like a cool bubble bath on a hot day,” Buddy said, sinking into the bathtub.