Monday, April 30, 2018

Earth Day Request

On the last day of National Poetry Month, I am finding some humor in a writing challenge conjured up at the beginning of April by the ditty master herself, Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. Being a last-minute slide-into a ditty challenge writer, I decided to give it a try. After all, the challenge was based on Matt Forrest Esenwine and Deborah Bruss' new book. 




Michelle writes:
Don’t Ask a Dinosaur is about a party that goes wildly awry when a pack of dinosaurs with very unique physical attributes attempt to help set up. Watch the book trailer HERE.

At the end of Michelle's interview with Matt and Deborah, the challenge was revealed:



Dinosaur on the loose. 
Poetry to introduce. 
Imagination gone wild.
Fit for a child!
(whose parents are environmentalists)
©CV, 2018

When I started writing, I wasn't sure what I would expect my dinosaur wanted to do. It turned out that he was an environmentalist and an advocist (a person who acts as both an advocate and an activist for a cause that is important to him-Urban Dictionary). I played around with some thoughts, came up with pure fantasy, and posted my offering on Michelle's April 2018 Padlet where you can see all of the ditty challenge poems.   


You can see the enlarged version of my animated Buncee here

A little imagination coupled with the Buncee creative platform made for a couple of fun afternoons of writing.