I Want to Write Children's Books

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    Jonathan Is A Jedi Knight: Part One

    I didn't exactly sit down and say to myself, "I'm gonna write a story." It was more like making a list. I had already decided that I was going to write individual original stories for each of my children based on their experiences, interests, and personalities. My son Jon was...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 15, 2012

    "it All Started Quite Naturally"

    As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated by words. Not just the meanings of their combinations, but the sounds they make and how phonics evokes emotional responses. I used to love reading Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein because of the rhymes and the cadence and...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 12, 2012

    "Princess Carly Saves Her Kingdom" Part Two

    Every year since I have come to live in The Kingdom of the Realm, has ended harsh in Winter driven; North Wind at the helm. Every year as people tried to properly prepare, the king would send provisions he called packages of care. The care would come in wagon loads before the...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 23, 2012

    "butterfly Skia" Part Two

    Here's my girl, her name is Skia. The "a" is silent, but not the "i." Her mother named her for her eyes. Big and blue like open skies. She spends her days in school and then, mid-afternoon she's home again. Then she's off just like the wind. To ride her board with her...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 18, 2012

    "Princess Carly Saves Her Kingdom" Part One

    It was time for my third book. I knew it was time for a story about my youngest child, my daughter Carly. She was only two and a half at the time and her experiences were few and limited. She did have a wonderful imagination though, and was starting to develop an affinity for...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 19, 2012

    "Butterfly Skia" Part One

    I have a most beautiful and unique stepdaughter. Her name is Skia (pronounced Sky) and she became the second one of my kids to be the subject of her own storybook. After successfully completing my first book I had assumed churning out another original work would be most difficult...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 17, 2012

    "Nora Jean White" Part Two

    Nora Jean White was afraid of the light, so she never went outside to play until night. When all of her friends had been called home to bed, Nora would make up some new ones instead. Although some of the ones she imagined were cool, she imagined them only at night as a rule. She...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Aug 16, 2012

    "nora Jean White" Part One

    I had reached an empasse in my writing after only one year and it was very frustrting. I had three stories under my belt: one for my youngest son Jonathan, one for my stepdaughter Skia, and one for my youngest daughter Carly. I knew I would eventually have to write one about my...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Aug 16, 2012

    "Jonathan Is A Jedi Knight" Part Two

    copyright 2011 Jonathan is a Jedi Knight During the day but not at night His nights are filled with restful sleep His weapon hung nearby will keep At least until the morning light When he'll be called upon to fight To right wrongs with light saber beams The Force is strong with...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Feb 15, 2012

    My Children Have Fallen Asleep On The Couch

    My children have fallen asleep on the couch, their feet are in each other's face. One is at this end and one is at that. The middle is mutual space. There is some popcorn that comes in a pouch, it's scattered all over the place. My living room's lined with empty containers of...
    afio01 afio01
    51-55, M
    Aug 22, 2012
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