INKTOBER: Rocket

October is INKTOBER! INKTOBER is a drawing prompt challenge that takes place during the entire month of October—just for fun. Look for a drawing and a story each Friday. Are you INKTOBER-ING? Drop a line in the comments about where you’re sharing your INKTOBER prompts. Today’s Prompt: Rocket I wrote the following story a fewContinue reading “INKTOBER: Rocket”

INKTOBER: Throw

Last month, I took a break from blogging as we settled back into our homeschool routine. (Our youngest started high school this year!) Now, I’m working to get back into the swing of writerly things and return to posting on (most) Mondays. And what better way to dive back in than posting a drawing andContinue reading “INKTOBER: Throw”

Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan

It’s finally ready! The Creative Writing Lesson Plan has been a labor of love since January. The decision to put it together grew from a desire to engage my son in a way that would foster a joy for storytelling. Many hours went into it’s creation. And if one other teacher or homeschool parent orContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan”

The Invasion of Rocket City

Suck it up, buttercup. The words were a mantra. They kept Jude going when her mind and body betrayed her. Weakness was death in the Rocket City. She’d learned that growing up as an orphan in this gang-infested territory, the last human colony on Earth. Ripping out your heart, distancing yourself, was the only wayContinue reading “The Invasion of Rocket City”