Moon above Sellotaped wings Plastic fangs Night kings Little witches In a line Waiting for the clock To chime Bobbing apples In a bowl A sweet treat Is your goal Pumpkins with Toothy grins Light the path Of the twins Black cats Furry spiders Tickle the faces Of the darksiders
This poem was inspired by the annual Hallowe’en celebrations in my road. Watching my children and neighbour’s kids get dressed up in homemade costumes to go Trick Or Treating. One of my favourite times of year, ushering in Autumn and dark nights.
What is the worst nightmare you ever had? Where did events take place? Were you in it? How did you feel during it? How did you feel after it?
STUCK? Try this story starter:
It was the worst nightmare I ever had EVER! Worse than the one about the monster under the bed. Even worse than that time…
What is Write – 30? Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.
The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.
Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:
Always sit/work in the same place
Always use the same writing tools
Always turn the TV off
No talking – it distracts thinking
Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.