Today's story comes courtesy of the photo above by the talented Dennis Sevilla, who was kind enough to offer it up for inspiration for my project.
Title: Icy Patches
Muse: Dennis Sevilla
Story Word Count: 1679
Total Word Count: 3664
Summary: Thomas takes his little sister Meg sledding the morning after Christmas only to find a brand new bike abandoned at the bottom of their sledding hill. The pair find themselves enamoured with the idea of obtaining a new bike and give little thought to what might have happened to the owner of the bike. The siblings encounter a minor mishap on the way home, and when they finally arrive, they find their mother frantic with worry. Thomas then learns one of the neighborhood kids is missing and he learns an important lesson about responsibility and caring for the people in his life.
What I Like About This Story: I love writing kids. They are so honest usually and quirky and silly but adults often don't give them enough credit for knowing what's going on around them. I liked Thomas' character because he is trying so hard to be responsible for his little sister, but at the same time, he wants to just be a kid. I especially enjoyed writing Meg's character because she is a bit of a brat and being a little sister myself, I think I enjoyed having her be a little snotty to Thomas.
Now on to Story #3!
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