Monday, September 28, 2009

Pepe Haiku

What if, instead of chapter titles, one used haiku? I bounced that idea off my publisher as Pepe was being prepared for publication, but she didn't want to do it.

Anyway, I did have a whole set of haiku ready to use, and even had one file of my Pepe manuscript with the haiku in place. I've decided to post them on my Author's Den Page, for anyone who's interested.

There's a lot about poverty, slum life and homeless children there.

Here's one I actually made up in front of the creative writing class I was teaching for summer school over a year ago:

the boy with no shoes
now you see him, now you don't
my wallet -- it's gone!