How to make a desert

HONOURABLE MENTION FROM WRITE ON ISSUE 53


BY BEN DE RUYTER, YEAR 8, GLENITI SCHOOL


First of all hunt down a large area.

Divert all rain and water away from that area.

Flood the selected area with a plethora of sand.

Something about the sun ...

Import illegal desert dwelling animals/insects that are definitely a bio-security problem.

Dodge the authorities after illegally imported animals.

Distribute the animals across the sand.

Purchase cacti in bulk.



This poem is a part of the Honourable Mention series, for those pieces of writing submitted to Write On Issue 53 (Summer 2019/2020) that we couldn't quite fit into the magazine.


Thank you to Timaru Creative Communities for their assistance in bringing Write On workshops to local schools.


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