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Today’s writing challenge response comes from Tyler Robinson, age 12. 

Tyler took the challenge from our May 2020 Inksplat with Sonja K. Solter. The challenge said:

Sonja’s new book When You Know What I Know, is unique in that it is written “in verse”.  Sonja says this means, “the language is poetic and sometimes on the page, it looks more like a poem than like prose. That’s not to say that it’s written like a structured poem – it’s free verse and I used a lot of poetic techniques in the writing.”
  
Choose one of your own short stories or finish the classic fairy tale below, and make it poetic. See how you can turn the story into a more abstract poem, “in verse”. Use punctuation! Play with words sounds, and sentence structure. Have fun with the 5 senses! 
  
Little Red Riding Hood
Red, cape
Long path. Just like any other day.
Sweet smells and tastes for Grandma!
Sudden rustling
Freeze.
Meet a friend, Say goodbye. But it isn’t….
Knock three times, “Come In!” and sit next to the fire.
Notice something different about her.
She looks bizarre.
Wait.
Wait.
Wait….  

Tyler chose to finish Sonja’s Little Red Riding Hood start from the prompt above. Enjoy!
 

Big eyes.
“All the better to see you with, honey.”
Big ears.
“Easier to hear you with, honey.”
Big mouth,
and giant teeth.
“All the better to eat you with, honey!”
Scream, run,
As fast as you can.
Call for help,
Yell for aid,
and soon comes running
a woodsman out from under the shade.
“Leave her alone! Give back her grammy or
all that will be left of you will be a
pile of flesh and bones!”
To jail with the ‘friend’,
and out with Grammy.
Grammy back,
all is well.
Thank the woodsman,
for all his help!
Now you know
to be careful with strangers
and to stay safe!

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