There's a Jark Under My Bed is an adolescent picture book written in a lyrical style somewhat similar to Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein. I pray it's not as derivative as that sounds, but if you're not a fan of either, you should probably skip this one too. If you are, then please try to keep your expectations realistic. I'm very proud of this piece, but I did just invoke the names of two of the great gods of children's lit, after all. I'm as close to final draft status as I can get without some beta feedback. If you're interested, I'd be glad to swap reads for another picture book or short story. If you have a short you'd like critiqued in exchange, I'm partial to the fantastical, so I'm likely to have more insightful notes on fantasy/sci-fi/etc., but I'm open to reading just about anything. When it comes to picture books, I love it all, from ABC books about baby rabbits to wildly irreverent big kid fodder. I also have a five-year-old who is an expert in the field, in case you'd like an opinion from your target audience while we're at it. Fair warning though, he has the attention span of a five-year-old. I will also be including some beautiful concept art by the illustrator, the inestimable genius @The Piper! [APPLAUSE SIGN] Yay!