I put this prompt up a while back (maybe you remember... back in August) but then it wasn't needed in the end so it was shelved for a while. It started with this:
Well, as you may also remember, our daughter (now 10) has always been a story addict. She just can't get enough stories, books, story characters, TV shows and movies (she's not that keen on poetry however...). For example, this summer she was fairly obsessed with the new 'Toy Story' movie (no 3 for those of you out of the kiddie loop) and she talked about the new film, she talked about the previous films, she played endless games with the TS characters, she tried to engage anyone (who would stay still long enough) in non-stop analysis of the whys and wherefores of the TS various stories... she takes it all very seriously!
And so this week's prompt is:
- think of a character (or series of characters) from a children's story, comic, TV series, film or other story source (it can be a new story or something quite ancient). You can stick to one story source or merge different ones – I'm fairly laid-back on such matters,
- write your poem (or similar) and post it on your blog,
- give me your link (in the comments here is fine).
I will put all the links in a post (complete with my own poem) and that post will probably go up this Sunday (26th). I know this is fairly early warning but the more time you have to think the better the poem (maybe?). You can send in your link any time. Poems are going up now - here.
And just to refer back to the last Bus stop for a while... remember I was writing about trees (here)? Well, here's the rowan tree in our front garden (taken on Sunday):
Exactly a year ago I posted a photo of the same tree
here and the autumn colour was not nearly so far advanced. Does this mean anything, nature experts amongst you? Or do rowans alternate like this regularly? Just wondering... just wondering...
See you later in the week for your poems...really looking forward to seeing which kids' characters you pick.
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