It's time for one of the Kid Lit world's favorite contests: #FallWritingFrenzy, hosted by Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez, Lydia Lukidis, and Ameerah Holliday. Make sure you check out this blog post to see all of the entries!
The challenge: write a fall-themed piece inspired by one of several provided photographs, and keep it under 200 words while you're at it!
One image caught my attention because it reminded me of a phrase I've had in my idea notebook for some time. It was the nudge I needed to finally parse out the idea! Here is the image:
And here is a snippet of my entry, plus the illustrations I made to go with it for funsies!
Signed, Squealed, Delivered
If the ghost who’s been haunting you plans a vacation,
There’s no need to pout as she pulls from the station!
Wherever your ghoul-friend should happen to roam,
It’s easy for her to send messages home.
The Ghost Office handles the spookiest mail,
Through rain, wind, or snow, not leaving a trail.