The Huffallum – The Process

The Huffallum is story number twenty-seven in the #52ShortStories challenge.

**SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

After the hair-pulling event that was my last story (a true feat for someone with little hair left to pull), I needed to do something drastically different.

I can’t think of anything more different from my other twenty-six stories than a bit of children’s literature, and with illustrations to boot! I’m no artíst, but I had a blast doing something creative outside of stringing words together. I could see myself trying something like this again, but let me tell you, I have a lot to learn about crafting stories for kids. It’s no easy feat and my hat is off to those that make a career of it.

Here’s the general scratch file:

And the daily journal entries:


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