I was in the second grade when Ms. Waclowski selected me to be a part of the Young Author’s Festival. I had no idea what the part consisted of, but when she told me I would write my own story, I was thrilled!
My ears had heard stories from the womb. From Little Red Riding Hood, to Noah’s Ark, I had heard them all. So I knew creating one of my own would be no problem.
After many story boards full of the plot plans, I named my protagonist Kira; and I made her adventure the most exciting thing that could take place in any seven years old life, a slumber party.
It took me three days to create the story and two more to illustrate the pictures. I knew then that my writing career would be on its way because I achieved what most writers couldn’t achieve in 2 years in two weeks.
My first book, Kira’s Slumber Party, went through Kira’s day as she anticipated her first slumber party. She was so excited only to find out that her best friend would not be able to come because her mother worked late and would not be able to pick Kira’s best friend up from home.
However the angels and good Lord above made away for her mother to get off work early and Kira’s slumber party was back in action. And they all lived happily ever after.
I can hardly remember but I am sure my book received raved reviews at the festival because my grade from the report card my mother still keeps reflects a happy ending of my own.
When I think about that story it is of no surprise to me now that I am bound to be a journalist. I still want to write about the fairy tales of life, whether they are enchanting or disheartening.
My fairy tale of a life is still being written and I hope the story ends as wonderful as it started, happily ever after.