A few months back, it was brought to our attention that the school district’s literary magazine was accepting submissions, and that this year’s theme was Discovery. I talked to Harper, and she decided that she would love to write a poem. Because her class had recently written a few sensory poems, that style was fresh in her head.
Harper: Discovery smells like pizza.
Me: What kind of pizza?
Harper: Sausage pizza!
Me: Yes! I like that it’s sausage. Where do you get Discovery Sausage Pizza?
Harper: Disney World!
Me: Is there anything else you want to add about the pizza so everyone can picture it in their head?
Harper: It’s JUICY!
We continued back and forth until the poem was written and submitted. I’m pleased to report that Harper’s Discovery Poem was selected for inclusion in the magazine, and she was able to read it at last night’s reception.
As she was getting ready for bed, I asked her how it feels to be a published writer at age five. She answered, “Well, I’m not so sure I want to be famous, but I like that we went to Dairy Queen to celebrate.”
I want a Fluid Pudding Regular to win this one!