Expletives were heard echoing through the deserted hallways of E-building as Tattler Literary Editor Ema Cornbread ’17 realized that no one had submitted a haiku of the month and the writer’s deadline was today.
“Literary is a new section and I thought having a haiku every month would be fun,” Cornbread remarked with a plangent sigh. “Now I’m just worried about how my section will be received by the IHS community.”
Now, Cornbread is furiously counting syllables on her fingers as she races to beat the clock and write a killer haiku of the month. “Does towards have one or two syllables?” she yells into the silent afternoon. “Fire? Steal? Why is this so hard!?”
In the end, Cornbread resorts to writing a glorified free verse poem with ambiguous syllabic structure, sending it in under the clever pseudonym “Anonymous.”