By Heather Meloche
Note from YARN: As you’ll see when you click on the PDF, this story in verse has some very special poetic formatting that would have been impossible to reproduce online, so we PDFed it, and linked to it. Please enjoy it, but do not reproduce it.
Heather Smith Meloche has been writing for children and young adults for over twelve years. Her work has appeared in Once Upon a Time and Spider magazines. In 2011 her work placed first in the Hunger Mountain Katherine Paterson Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, and she has placed first and fifth in the Writer’s Digest National Competition for the Children’s/Young Adult Category. Heather lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan with her husband and two boys.