The Mix ‘n’ Match Mini Writing Challenge – Week 6

It’s the penultimate week of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Mini Writing Challenge. I’ve started to really look forward to getting the Monday morning brief and this week it focusses on a child’s behaviour and choices around food. I selected the simile ‘like a bird’ and the position ‘in my treehouse’, here’s what I came up with:

I do NOT eat like a bird 

Mum says I eat just like a bird, 

However, that’s not true. 

I’ve looked at how a bird eats, 

And that’s not what I do. 

A bird pecks down in dark brown earth, 

And plucks a juicy worm, 

Then takes the worm into the sky, 

All while it writhes and squirms. 

The bird flies to its birdhouse, 

So far up in the tree. 

Then gulps the worm straight down its throat, 

As quickly as can be. 

Oh wait, I hear mum calling now… 

It’s time to have my lunch. 

I take it to my treehouse, 

(The only place I’ll munch). 

I pluck a juicy noodle, 

From gravy, dark and brown 

I hold it high up in the air, 

It squirms. I gulp it down. 

Yes, Mum says I eat like a bird, 

However, that’s not true. 

I’ve looked at how a bird eats, 

And that’s not what I do. 

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