Cardinals – 50 Precious Words

I was happy that my story got an honorable mention in the Stem/Non-fiction category in the 2022 50 Precious Words contest. This is the second year I have participated in this event, in which you have to write a story of 50 words or less. I enjoyed writing several different stories and chose the one I wrote about my favorite bird.



Cardinals fluff their feathers to keep warm.

Dazzling red against the snow.


Cardinals build their nest in a cedar tree.

They feed and protect their young.


Cardinals enjoy insects and summer breezes.

Babies learn to fly.


Cardinals feast on berries.

And prepare to hide in evergreens.