Crosswire Bend

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.

Image courtesy of Phillip Taylor (

Image courtesy of Phillip Taylor (


Crosswire Bend _FINAL2 PDF


Heather-colorjpgHeather 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.

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  1. Crystal says:

    Wow. This is heart-wrenching. Stunning. I love it.

  2. Janelle says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Loved the way poetry was used to express the story. The imagery was fantastic! So unique!!!

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