I found this when I was cleaning off my nine-year-old son’s “work table”:
“But when we saw the light, …”
I read it and smiled, wondering about the story in his mind. I love that he used a comma and that he drew it like a colored-in dot with a tail. I love that his story starts in the middle with a “But.” Like in his mind something crazy happened in the story prior, yet he didn’t pick up his pencil and start to write until the light was seen. I wonder who the “we” is that he speaks of. I’m proud that he spelled “light” correctly.
What caused him to stop writing after his artistic comma? Did I interrupt him with some mundane task? Maybe he was writing his masterpiece and I forced him to stop to take a bath, or to eat dinner, or for whatever reason, and he lost his train of thought.
His imagination is in overdrive most of the time. His sentence could have concerned anything from a Spongebob scenario, to a Bible scene out of Revelations, to something that happened at camp that day.
I guess I’ll never know. Even without knowing the end of the sentence, I love the beginning.
Have a nice Friday!