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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.