Make it a Splendid Week: Colorful Flying Fish!

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This week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week gives us the do’s and don’ts about touching a fish. Tessa’s poem The Flying Fish! coupled with Vinh’s drawing The Hungry Bass also makes us look for the beauty and opportunity in mistakes. Have you ever started something and ended up with a completely different finished product than first imagined? Make it a Splendid Week!

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The Hungry Bass
Vinh, age 12

Write a Postcard from the Road to Vinh, by clicking here. Vinh’s artwork is No. 99

The Flying Fish!

I was drawing a cat, but I messed up and turned it into a fish.
It has rainbow skin, scales that feel hard and slimy. It jumps out and flies out of the ocean.

Once I felt a real fish. It was raw. Never touch a fish fin. They are sharp. Only touch its scales.

-Tessa, age 7

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.


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