I can't adequately express my gratitude to the authors, illustrators, and editors who wrote the daily PiBoIdMo blog posts. I only came up with ideas on my own four times this month, and most of those were sequels to stories I wrote earlier in the month. The other 26 times, I was inspired by that day's post. And I'm especially grateful to Tara Lazar, who got the idea that launched a thousand other ideas.
Here are all the stories I wrote this month:
The Three Me's
A series of stories about a Jewish girl, an Iranian girl, and a black boy who just moved into the same small town and become friends on their first day of school together.
The Three Me's, The Three Me's Celebrate Thanksgiving, Mina In America
Night and Day
Two fantasy stories featuring anthropomorphized Night and Day taking a break from their usual duties.
When Night Took a Vacation, When Day Took a Vacation
"What is that unblinking eye on the night?It Is The Moon, It Is The Dawn
As cold as a whisper and silent as sight?
As old as the hills and as sudden as light?"
"If the night dragons cry, we never see it. They spend their hours gliding so silently through the woods, a nightingale can fly right by them and never know it."The Door in the Yard, Do Dragons Cry?, The Line, Tom the Two Headed Boy, Tall Tina, Sally Talks Back, The Great Forgetful
Realistic stories, plus the one non-fiction story I attempted, about a Muslim 9/11 hero.
Mohammad Salman Hamdani: A 9/11 Hero, When Aunt Martha Passed Away, Where Babies Come From, Flowers For Grandma, Drawing a Blank, Give Us a Hug!, Foster Annie, Stanley's Safe Space, Todd's New Life, Clara's Questions
And the rest:
"Kooky kangaroo karate kids kicking kettles!"A Witch in Slime, Hello, Mr. Turtle!, Alphabet Zoo, In The Bag, Goodnight Spoon, Puffy's Quest