Are you a bit of a book fan? Are you randomly on Facebook at teatime one day, scrolling through…
That was me. And I don’t know about you, but when I see “writing competition”, “free” “about your favourite books” and “haiku” all together, I automatically think I Can Do That. And my brain switched to Harry Potter…
Why Harry Potter? Well, my latest writing project is middle grade fiction, and my son’s bedtime story has taken us right through Percy Jackson and the Olympians, all through Harry Potter and back to Rick Riordan’s world, this time with Heroes of Olympus. Harry Potter takes three times as long and includes linguistic fun (look at the character names) as well as great storytelling.
It was wizard fun.
So today my ten minute’s work haikus were published in The Story, Amazon Kindle’s new reading/writing themed magazine published via tumblr.
I am a bit excited- seeing my name there as the reader responsible, with a potentially worldwide readership, and for something fun is fabulous.
No, it’s not an agent, a contract, publication (and international acclaim for) my novels etc. but it shows me that out there, people to whom I am not related believe I can be creative.
So you have to celebrate the small things as well as the big.
Please go and enjoy my haikus here. You can read it without joining Tumblr (at least I could) but just in case, you can also read it below:
Harry goes to school,
Learns spells, makes friends, finds the stone.
How did he survive?
Kids get petrified,
Harry talks to snakes, and fights
Heir of Slytherin.
Prisoner on the run,
Time travel saves the day – Oh!
Boy wizard competes
In dangerous magic games
The Dark Lord rises.
Ministry take school,
Order fights the Death Eaters:
Sirius Black dies!
Who is Half blood prince?
This one makes least sense!
Deathly Hallows Three,
Voldemort or Harry dies
Which one do you think?