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The Patricia and Emmett Robinson Prize

Frances J. Pearce


Casting Call

Wailing cowboy
Dangerous princess
Samurai peering from behind lacquered box
Fisherman, farmer, furrier
Nurse, niece, ninja-girl

Driver of an ice cream truck
Turtle store sales clerk
Little Buddha carrying a purse
Lacrosse player, football maker
Big bad roller skater

Tribal chief, pastry chef
Third captain of the rugby team
Plein air artist painting a patched field
Igloo builder, bridge designer
Hungry catapult erector

Best friends, not true twins
Conductor of the penny-whistle orchestra
Fearless tester of featherbeds
Lost ballerina resting on pointy toes
Sleeping dragonslayer