Joining with Lisa-Jo and Five Minute Friday - This week the topic is story. The rules are no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. And five minutes to get it done.
Once upon a time there was a girl. She spent most of her free time reading. In fact, she could often be found in her bed with a flashlight trying to read one more Baby-Sitter Club book before she got caught. And she usually did.
Stories have always been her escape. She does not remember ever learning to read. She does remember her life long friends -Charlotte and Wilbur, Laura and Mary, Peter and Fudge, Kristi, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacy.
Stories continue to offer her relief and friendship even years later. When the world feels harsh, all she has to do is open some pages. In the black and white print, she finds understanding. She sees pieces of her rising action and her antagonist there. Stories always offer hope. Even the ones that end with tears in the wee hours of the morning somehow reassure her that there is something bigger than this life out there.
A good story is better than pretty much anything else that's for sale.