Animal kingdom

photo by David Woo via flickrLush, green and ready for spring, these animals are ready to break out of winter – and the topiary garden in which they live. Write a fanciful account of their escape and adventures they face along the way. Gear your story toward young readers, providing lots of imagery and excitement as they cut ties from their roots and race off into the real world. If you’re really up for the challenge, target an adult audience and channel your inner Stephen King.

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