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  •  My mom (7+ / 0-)

    was the one behind our tradition of storytelling while camping. We'd lay in the tent at night and she'd begin a story about two characters-- very generic kids whose names were made up of the first parts of the names of us four kids. Plus, their friend, a dragon named Waldo.

    Mom would start the story and then pass it on to the next storyteller who would continue for awhile and then, in turn pass the story on to the next teller and so on around the tent until most of us had fallen asleep.

    I've started writing and illustrating a story of my own. Not much yet-- one more or less finished picture and about 400 words.

    Your dad's stories sound fantastic! I love the idea of a dyspeptic yeti.

    And the Blackie the Cat tales, with illustrations by the author-- that has potential.

    An old friend of mine over here is picking up a bit of money as a fairly successful children's book author. She was given an illustrator to work with by her publisher but I remember reading her stories in a nearly unrecognizable form about 15 years ago.

    •  I hope that my brother does a children's book. (4+ / 0-)

      He and I sketched out a children's opera, which I've mentioned to you before, The Sower. It's horribly Socialist and kind of like Brecht meets Kafka, but a good tale about how easy it is to get corrupted by greed.

      We never finished it. I wanted to when his kids were born, but it has a feel about it that is more what Isherwood and Auden did in their collaboration and just too, well, political.

      I was never cut out to be a father. I work very hard to be a good Uncle, however.

      Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

      by commonmass on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 03:42:42 PM PST

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