Vivian Kirkfield’s #50PRECIOUSWORDS 2021 Contest (Honorable Mention)

SUMMERS WITH PAATI (GRANDMA) Summer is Paati time! Sweeping saris-Swish! Swish!Sizzling spices-Crackle! Pop!Singing strings-SaRi GaMa!Jingling jewelry-Tinkle! Tinkle! Alas…Nights start to cool.Paati leaves. No time with Paati! Waiting is hard.Return soon, Paati! Leaves fall.Snowflakes flutter.Jasmines bloom. FinallySummer colors.I cartwheel in joy. Summer is Paati time!

Spring Fling 2021 kidlit story (150 words)

Spring back to life By Lakshmi Thamizhmani “We’ll name one Swarna after you,” Paati said. “And the other Paati, after you.” I smiled at Grandma when we planted jasmine, back during a bright, warm spring in India.  Every moonrise, we harvested the pearly white buds. Stringing the flowers, we chatted about our day. Over theContinue reading “Spring Fling 2021 kidlit story (150 words)”