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Young writers in action: Anger


by Kaia, 10, California, USA

Anger; the smell of smoke
Of flames, of still burning embers flickering in ashes
Of a fire, grasping for air out of the windows
A fire, taking everything down with it
A crackling log fire, slowly changing, forming into a destructive weapon
Anger smells burnt.
Burnt anything.

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This post was added by Rebecca Newman. Rebecca is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. For more about Rebecca visit:

5 thoughts on “Young writers in action: Anger

  1. It’s amazing how you captured the exact essence of fire!!! And the fact that you’re 10 is even more mind blowing!!! I wanting and waiting with excitement to read more of your thoughts!

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