|Ava has been taking the Seven Golden Secrets to Writing class for more than a year and has written several stories.|
Friday, August 27, 2010
A CHARMING TOOTH FAIRY TALE BY 10-YEAR OLD WRITING STUDENT AND A FUN FILLED-KID EVENT: A SIDEWALK CHALK CONTEST AT THE CORNER STORE
Dear Readers: I thought this was a darling story that 10-year-old Ava Pfannerer wrote in a Seven Golden Secrets to Writing workshop at the Corner Store. It was so creative, I felt inspired to publish this effort on the Underdogblogforkids. Many students, like Ava, start out writing a paragraph or two and then learn to write full stories with confidence. Ava has blossomed so much over the past year, it should inspire all of us to become better writers.
The Tooth Fairy
By Ava Pfannerer
Amanda was one of the fifty tooth fairies. There was a tooth fairy for every state. She was the tooth fairy for Alabama.
It was a very odd day. Amanda only had one child who lost their tooth. She usually had fifty or sixty children. The child’s address was 6891 Elmer Street. What Amanda didn’t know was that the girl who lived there was a brat – and probably didn’t deserve a single penny.
Before Amanda left, she packed invisible spray, a machine that makes dog barking sounds in case there’s a fairy-eating cat in the home, and her lucky hair clip. She was ready to go and flew all the way to the house.
When she got there, she slid under the door and sprinkled some invisibility dust on herself. There were just two problems with invisibility dust: it doesn’t fool cats and it prevents fairies from flying for awhile.
“Ahhhhhh,” screamed Amanda as she stood up only to spot a snarling cat. The cat chased her back and forth across the house for 45 minutes before she was able to get her wings up and working again. At last, she managed to fly up the stairs and lay a quarter under the child’s pillow.
Boom! A net fell on top of her apparently left that by the girl she didn’t know was a brat.
If Amanda let anyone see her, she would not be a fairy anymore. The invisibility spray had worn off since she spent so much time struggling with the cat. In a few minutes, all could be lost if the family came home. Just then, she heard the front door slam.
“I got it,” Amanda shouted to herself. She took out her hair clip and used it to wedge a big hole in the net. Escaping, she flapped her wings and flew out an open window.
“Phew, that was close,” Amanda thought as she soared back home safely to Fairy Grove where she would luckily remain a fairy for another 100 year – despite a nasty cat and a wicked brat.
SIDEWALK CHALK CONTEST FOR KIDS AT THE CORNER STORE
The first annual Corner Store sidewalk chalk contest will be held Sunday to help raise funds to build a children’s exhibit at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
For a $5 entry fee, each child will receive a sidewalk square to make a drawings of ships and boats. Parents or children can register at the store in advance or show up on Sunday to see if anymore space is available.
Chalk drawings begin at noon and end at 4 p.m. Chalk and beverages will be supplied to the contestants and three top winners will receive a prize.
The Corner Store is at 1118 W. 37th Street. For more information, call (310) 832-2424.