While we had a lot of fun during our Young Writers group meetings this past November, but we also wrote lots, too! And on our last day, some of the writers gave me copies of their work so that I could share a few tidbits with our patrons. Much of the work was funny and inspired, but we also had a few sad moments, and lots of murder! (I know…these kids liked to plan exciting murders of some of our best-created characters!)
So, I’d like to share a few lines from some of these fascinating stories with you now. Totally out of context.
She was never really good at math, and 8th grade math was HARD–really hard. So Kelley’s mom tried to motivate Kelly by saying, “Kelly, if you fail your math test, I won’t let you go to the dance!” --Olivia
(Of course, Kelley really wanted to go to the dance, so she stole the answers to the math test. But she did wear a fabulous dress to the dance!)
Dec. 18th, 1989…about 10 minutes later. So, basically Santa, after he heard that I rejected him, turned to THE DARK SIDE! So, no more Christmas! – Laura
(Turns out, there are some pretty nasty reindeer who don’t like Santa. And Santa can’t handle it!)
Hi, my name is G.G.R.O.B.A.R. This is how you say it—Grow-Bar. It stands for “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”. And you know what? I feel really bad! I didn’t mean to run her over, but I’m blind. I run into stuff. Yes, it’s a big problem.”–Teegan
(There were quite a few references in here to drinking egg nog, and how stressful life can be until egg nog. Hmmmm…sounds like good egg nog to me!)
Once upon a time, in the old North Pole, there lived a reindeer. She had something all the other reindeer didn’t have. She had rainbow magic!–Darwin
(Which turned out to be a good thing, because this reindeer also had a serious case of incontinence! )
I have a problem with cars.–Willow
(This reindeer happened to be very afraid of cars. Poor thing.)
I dream about flying through the sky with Rudolph. Isn’t he the cutest?–Cadence
(Yes, this reindeer had a mad crush on the one with the red nose. #reindeerproblems)
Lots of fun with these kids. We hope to have them back in 2015 to do lots more writing. Maybe without so many furry animals involved.