“Hey Mum, listen to this story!”

Fainjin had a cheeky grin on his face, and was bursting to tell me his story.

“Once upon a time there was a dinosaur…”

“Waitwaitwait!” I was already on the computer, so I scrambled to open a window I could type into.  “OK, go on.”

“Once upon a time a dinosaur slept all day and all night and he watched tv all day and all night and… [pause, chuckle, then the next bit comes out in a rush] he scrunched the whole book!”

Fainjin sat back, pleased with himself, his sudden literary seizure exhausted.  I immediately sent this work of genius around the family.  It seems our young man might follow in his big sister’s writing footsteps.

And already he has his first review.  Uncle G (his favourite, and this might be why) responded with the following:

“Taut, pared-down prose, encompassing two seemingly incompatible acts, thereby capturing the complexity of modern life. And a powerful conclusion. Very impressive, Fainjin.”

© UpsideBackwards 2011.


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