questions questions questions … and a frozen cat

When you write stories you often have questions in your head.

what? when? why? who? what next? how? what if?

What happens if you try writing a story poem and you play with some of these questions and mix them up and ask them more than once?

This is a poem-story-question adventure! Give it a go!

Does it make your story-poem more interesting?

Does it make your story-poem more boring?

Is there too much going on?

What can you leave out to make it more interesting?

Mix up the order of the questions.

I had a go here (I could change the order and see what happens!):


A dog tripped

over the cat

because the cat

saw a big blue hat

that looked like

a blue hat monster,

so the cat froze,

even though

the sun was shining.




When the sun was shining

on a big blue terrifying hat,

a cat froze in fright

and a dog tripped over

the icy sight.


(I think I like the first one better! It does make a difference what order you tell things)

(I looked again this morning and now I prefer the second one!)


DEADLINE for your Story-Poem Challenge: Wednesday June 4th

Send to Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the Story-Poem challenge.

I will post my favourites and have a book prize for some poets.




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