"Zombie Attack" by Marie O'Grady

I must eat you all.
Watch as I fall while trying to
catch my screaming, running dinner.

--haiku inspired by zombies

"The Center of the Labyrinth" by Ben Read

I dream of the sunlight
warmth splashing like water against my face
There's no sunlight in my labyrinth.

--haiku inspired by the Minotaur

The first T.W.I.N.E. workshop is a success!

We wrote haiku and short stories from the perspective of gorgons, centaurs, werewolves, vampires, mermaids and other monsters.  Then we engaged in the creative mayhem of the world-famous Paper Game

Now, T.W.I.N.E. is delighted to post the first in a series of writing samples from today's activities.  We're starting with Ben Read, who wrote a beautiful poem from the perspective of the Minotaur (see above).  Ben does an amazing job with imagery in this poem, so that not only do we feel the sunlight hitting our faces, we also sincerely ache for this usually vilified monster's loneliness and longing.  Great work, Ben!

Other TWINERs: keep checking back!  T.W.I.N.E. will be posting one haiku or story a day for the next couple of weeks, so it won't be long before your name is up in bright lights on the marquee.

New Pages Young Authors Guide

For all of you TWINERS out there looking to get published, check out this awesome resource: New Pages Young Authors Guide. It lists dozens of journals and magazines eager to read your polished work. We'll discuss this and other teen writing resources at the first T.W.I.N.E. session next week.  Can't wait!