Standoff: The Hand and the Pen
Ok, I’m going to write a book! Ummm…better take another look.
I want a novel! Let’s get started. I’d rather tell of trails uncharted.
Oh, bother. (sigh) Novella, then. I make the rules. I am the Pen.
You can’t do this! It’s not fair! Let’s speak of love. Desire. Despair.
A STORY. One page. Satisfied?? Not yet. Just let me be your guide.
Fine. A poem. Just help me do it!! Ha, ha – looks like I beat you to it.
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Calef Brown has challenged us to write a poem that tells the story of two anthropomorphized objects. They can be an odd couple, close friends, mortal enemies, or meet each other for the first time. The poem can be about an adventure they have together, a conflict, a game they play, anything. Click HERE for more details and to read this month's Spotlight ON interview.
Post your poem on our October 2018 padlet by October 31st. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up presentation this Friday, November 2nd, and one lucky participant will win a signed copy of Calef Brown's latest collection of ghoulish poetry from Carolrhoda Books: