The other day, when she was looking through some old files, Mom found a short (very short) story I’d written back in 2007 and I couldn’t resist sharing it with the rest of you – typos and all. You know, it’s exactly what I need with NaNoWriMo right around the corner because it goes to show how much my writing has improved in eight years (yes, I know I was only nine, but it’s still a confidence booster). I mean, I can’t see anything that reminds me, even vaguely, of the way I write these days, so my writing style has definitely evolved over the past several years. Which is quite encouraging, actually.
Oh, and this story is rife with plagiarized plot points from a animated movie I watched around the time I wrote this. It’s embarrassing.
“The Mountain Lion”
In the Rocky Mountains a newly married couple called Mr. and Mrs. Collins lived. They owned a horse named Starlight, a dog named Bruno, and a farm. The newly wed couple was happy. They often had quiet walks through the woods.
One day while they were walking and they saw a mountain lion! After that Mr. Collins vowed never to go into the woods without his gun. Soon after that they had a baby named Esther.
One night a huge storm came. It hit the horse stable were Starlight was! He escaped! Mr. Collins went out to find him. As he ran out the door he forgot to get his gun. As he was searching for Starlight the storm passed. Suddenly Mr. Collins came face to face with a mountian lion! It was angrey! Then he heard a wolf growl behind him! The wolf sprang at the mountian lion. But it was not a wolf! It was his dog Bruno. Bruno’s body made the mountain lion fall over a cliff.
Soon after that Mr. Collins found Starlight. Then they all went home.
Isn’t it awful?