Ok, read this paragraph, and tell me it’s not sheer genius.
Talli (my oldest daughter) wrote a story for school last week. She gave me permission to put the opening paragraph here on my blog. She’s in fifth grade. FIFTH GRADE! I read this opening and I almost cried. It absolutely sucks you in.
Lillian shivered, hugging herself to keep warm. In early February the night air made her bones tingle all the way through. She ran out to the field beside her house and sat down by the trunk of a giant Maple tree. Lillian knew she had to go inside soon or else her parents would get worried. Besides, it was almost her bedtime. But something had made her come out. At night she often felt this way. Lillian could do something that, as far as she knew, no one else could do. Lillian could read the stars.
I’ll pass any comments along to the author…