Submitted by M N Smart
Write a story from three different perspectives: a child, an old person and a family pet.
Each new paragraph/stanza should change perspective.
Mummy’s on the floor,
I shout with breath like marbles
rolling across the table.
There is a stone in my chest
A Lego under my foot
A box of crayons knocked over,
Flailing like sailors thrown
Smell the smell of the smell of
The smell of
I bite my lip,
Shocked like a TV frozen
My my my my my my my
Daughter my daughter.
Mother, Daughter, Master
My mummy had let at five o’clock. She is going over to her friends house. Granny is looking after me while she is away.
Cas had texted me at six o’clock. It read, “ Hey Mum, I’m heading home soon. How’s Ellie? And Dax? See you soon.”
Old is over. I like when old is over. She gives me extra treats and puts gravy in my food.
It’s eight o’clock and mummy’s on her way home, she texted granny and sa...
Today I awoke to the scream from my kettle. Stream rolled out, like starving birds in winter. Droplets thrashed down into a sun blushed doily, before ambling away over the kitchen counter. I’ll try and move it later. Could that loathsome kettle actually be a fleeting distraction? In some awful way it was. So easily am I distracted from today’s mission. The big one. Opening that damn shoe box again...
Together (Is My Favourite Place To Be)
As a child everyithing seemed bigger than it actually was. Even people looked like they were as tall as buildings! Or, well, maybe not quite as tall but almost! She wondered if her grandpa was thinking the same thing about her, because she was so small compared to all the people in the room. He was smiling and telling her a story about her daddy, when he was as small as she was now and she had to ...
The wool is soft beneath my fingers. My needles click together, looping the speckled blue. It won’t be long before my blanket is finished. Well, her blanket. Little Gina is only six, but she asks me questions that I can’t answer.
“Grandpa?” she begins in her angelic way, “why was I born this way?”
She never means it as a complaint- it’s always pure curiosity. While the other children run around...
Child: <cross between anger and a whine >”I didn’t spill the milk!”
Older: <amused>”Then who did?”
Pet: *I hope they don’t realize it was me* as he sheepishly rounds the end of the hallway leading out of the kitchen, with black tail tucked tightly between his legs.
Child: “I don’t know.” <with bottom lip polking out>
Older: “Since ‘I don’t know’ isn’t here right now, then you will have to clea...
Oh, no, the old man sees me.
I didn’t mean to throw the ball over the fence.
Spike and I were just playing fetch,
And I threw too hard.
He sees me out the window.
He’s going to yell at me.
I should go inside.
That dang kid tossed his ball in my yard.
Probably playing with that stupid mutt.
I had a dog like that once.
But mine was trained!
It looks juts like my dog.
I played ball with...
Three lives in one day
I didn’t want to go to school today so I pretended to be sick. I poured the glass of four-day old milk on my carpet, in the toilet and a little bit on me. Now I just need to go and show my mummy and daddy.
Yayyy... they let me have the day off. I can now watch my tv and watch iCarly all day. I can’t wait for today and thank goodness it’s a Friday because it means I can have a three-day weekend. W...
Change of Perspective
My Great Aunt Violet loves to read me stories about dogs. She has two dogs and I love to play with them when I am at her house! We are on our way there now! They always are so happy to see me! We are here! We are here! The dogs are barking to let my Great Aunt know I am here! They like to jump and lick me! They are so much fun!
My Great Niece Morena is on her way. She is such a sweet, lo...
What is Happening?
the world is ending
there is fire in the sky
acid pouring down
the roars of monsters echo
through the streets
everyone continues on
we are not near the end
the world is ending
all is quiet
as it has been for a while
sound has long since left me
i watch as my granddaughter
jumps in fright
as flashes of light
signal the booming sounds
or maybe it...