November 5, 2007

Does the cat-building make it science fiction?


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Originally uploaded by Citizen Rob.
Well, it's November and NaNoWriMo time, which explains why everyone seems to be writing about writing this month. (My favorites are the people who spend time on their blogs writing about not being able to write, or even better, not having enough time to write.) While I don't really have anything to add, I thought it might be fun to share something that was sent home by Schuyler's teacher the other day. I particularly like how she's working her real world experience into her fiction.

Once there was a scarecrow. He went to New York with his best friend Schuyler. Schuyler and the scarecrow played outside in the sandbox. Schuyler built a doll. The scarecrow made a cat. Schuyler and the scarecrow eat a pizza.


Because after genetically engineering a cat, nothing hits the spot like a little pizza...

13 comments:

kris said...

Are you the scarecrow?

Great story! It has the beginnings of a plot--right on track for 2nd grade that girl of yours!

Anonymous said...

If there's more than one way to skin a cat, is there also more than one way to make one?

I love the NaNo people who spend more time calculating how many words they need to write each day (especially after a day of no writing whatsoever) than actually writing.

tiff said...

So, Is Schuyler doing NaNoWriMo? :)

That's one talented scarecrow, that is.

Amy Lynn said...

I love how little kids' imaginations work! Adorable.

Jolene said...

If you only had a brain?

God, that was hilarious!

Linda Ball said...

She looks like a little angst-ridden New York writer at a coffee shop with a cup of Joe and a laptop in this cute picture.

Nightfall said...

I tried NaNoWriMo last year, and found that I can't write without editing as I go, which isn't conducive to... much.

This year I'm in grad school, so I'm not even going to try, heh. I've got plenty writing to do yet...

David said...

The uh, the cat was made out of sand... yeesh, way to not pay attention to your own daughter ::rolls eyes::

Rob said...

Everyone knows that cats and sand boxes don't mix.

FashionNoob said...

Don't you think they made the doll and cat out of sand in the sandbox?

Rob said...

Yes, it was a joke.

David said...

Caaats loooove sand boxes, whadayatalkinabou'?? : )

Iselyahna said...

She's mastered the art of a cliffhanger - what happened to the cat?! ^_^