Caterpickles BREAKING NEWS Alert: Rogue pony steals 5YO’s imagination.

Night Mare Moon (Image Credit: The Five-Year-Old)

The Five-Year-Old, yelling from the top of the stairs: “Mommyo! Come quick! It’s an EMERGENCY!”

Mommyo, panicked, drops the pan she’s been washing in the sink and runs upstairs: “What happened?”

The Five-Year-Old: “It’s Night Mare Moon! She’s back!”

Mommyo, immensely relieved: “Oh no!”

The Five-Year-Old: “Yes! And worse, she stole my magic rock. It controls my imagination. She can do ANYTHING now!”

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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