A friend alerted me the first “Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy” over at Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez’s blog, Math is Everywhere. As this is a theme at school this year, I was curious. This is an ambitious project. There are thirteen images to inspire any type of writing, “whatever suits your fancy for any kidlit age: board book through young adult.” The only limit is a maximum length of 200 words.
Many of the images are lovely autumn scenes, others lean distinctly toward a Halloween theme. There were several that intrigued me, but this is the image that I ended up writing about.
Even though it wasn’t a requirement, I wanted to stick with “Math is Everywhere,” so I wrote a fib poem. (I added a second stanza that counts back down to one syllable.)
dyed confetti hues,
fill my sack for just a moment,
then wiggle through the white stalactites and stalagmites
standing guard in the cave of my
mouth, inching toward
© Catherine Flynn, 2019
You can visit the official submission page to read all the entries here. Thank you, Kaitlyn, for this fun challenge!