Parody Assignment

I had a parody assignment for my Core I class this last week. I chose to imitate Shel Silverstein, as he is one of my absolute favorite authors. And I liked my edition of Homework Machine so much I thought I’d share it.

Homework Machine; I am a Homework Machine,
I have not seen my friends since 2013.
I just sit in my room and keep doing my work,
They think I don’t like them–that I’m a big jerk.
I can’t remember the last time I went out
They all probably think I just lie about.
Enough with the shirkingthe-homework-machine-e1268894617825
it’s back to the working
I’d be able to do it all
if people stopped lurking.

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodiverse writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.