Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A fifth grader? Seriously?

Written by a fifth grader (first draft):

His hands felt numb as he strummed the strings harder and harder until he got the right tune, a soft hum to match the best of the music that flowed from the shiny black stereo next to him.

He looked at the notes on the fading piece of paper and began the song, his friend, Kevin, stomping to the beat and clapping for him. Ever since Tom C was born on September 9, 1962, he had loved to play the guitar.


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

That is seriously crazy! Me thinks hat girl has a great future as a writer!

And I just realized a very lovely fact, Barbara. For the first time in nearly a decade you and I have books coming out in the very same year - and only two months apart! We gotta celebrate! Come to SCBWI LA and hang out with me! -)

Callie said...

Wow, She is such a great writer!!!