Squishy is the youngest dragon in her lair. Her scales are soft, her breath is cool, and her claws are still rounded. She can’t wait to be like all the other dragons, fearsome and infinitely brave, battling mean mountain creatures. But the other dragons never take Squishy seriously and always treat her like a baby.Continue reading “Squishy the Dragon”
The musical forest is full of beautiful musical animals. They spend all day singing and dancing and playing. Even the wind blowing through the forest whistles beautiful tunes that make the trees sway.
Why does my tummy hurt? Why does my head hurt? Why do I feel so tired? Why do I feel so cold? Why am I sweating so much? Why am I tingling so much?
The stinky onion sits by herself in the big, lonely kitchen, feeling small and sad. She desperately wants to get into the cozy basket with the other vegetables, but they won’t let her in!
Petal is a very pink pigeon, the only one in all of Pigeonopia. It’s her first day of school, and she can’t wait to make friends! She puts on her backpack, kisses her papa, and bobs off to school, happy as ever.
Cheeks is a very naughty gnome who lives in a little girl’s backyard. He’s always digging holes in the ground, scaring the birds away, and eating all the vegetables. But he gets away with it all because he’s SO cute!
I open my eyes at dawn.My trunk is gnarled,And my roots twisted. But as the sun rises,Warmth floods me,And I stretch out my branches.
The ancient wolf roams the forest, weak and lost, separated from her pack. She hunts for food, ready to pounce on whatever unlucky creature comes her way.
Sarrah sits in her buggy,Comfy and toasty,Cushy and cozy.Eating a large cookie. But she is NOT happy.
Imagery: a language that can set the moisture on one’s tongue, the hum in one’s ears, the tingle in one’s skin, the beat in one’s breath, and the blobs of colour that swim underneath one’s eyelids, to shape a story that the mind senses. Figurative language: words that string together layers of meanings, to describeContinue reading “Clusters”