Monday, May 16, 2011
The Story of the Happy Monster
"A monster," she said.
My heart started to beat a couple thumps faster.
"Wow, a story about a monster," I said with bated breath. "Let's hear it. I'm all ears."
"Once upon a time...," she started.
She started with those four key words that always begin a great story. The Three Little Pigs. Beauty & The Beast. Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. I had a feeling that this one was going to be a keeper. Hell, I may even 'borrow' her idea and illustrate it as an Eimer duo production. My eyes widened. Hope and pride filled my heart. This story was going to further cement my daughter as one the greatest storytellers of her generation.
"Once upon a time there was a monster and he lived happily ever after, the end," she said.
She then turned 180-degrees and happily skipped into her bedroom and slammed the door.