Typing my way back to nature
Pretty good for an eleven year old. I don't think I had that sort of vocabulary back then.
Very interesting and well done! I know I never could have even thought of writing a story when I was 11. I did not like reading until college, unless it was something about radio. I tried typing at the same age. I doubt even my typing would have been anywhere near as good as yours. Nice work. Thank you for the post. I look forward to the rest.
Promising stroy. Looking forward to the next installments.Is there a (grammatical) reason for the many hyphens in the first page?
I love it! And it's hilarious in the best way!Something about "she, accustomed to misfortune" is just perfect and brings a big smile to my face.Good typecasting, Cam.
Damn. I wish I was writing like this when I was ten.
@ machinengeschriben: The secretary is based on a character in the Oz books, Tic-Tok the Machine Man, who was wound up with a key. He always spoke "mechanically", and the author Frank Baum used hyphens between every syllable to convey this.
This is precious, many thanks for sharing, Cameron.
Thanks very much for sharing this story! I'm looking forward to the next installment. At eleven, I was just beginning to like writing stories. I might have started a multi-chapter story but never would have finished. This is much more imaginative than anything I would have written!
Love it! Coincidentally, our girls enjoy creating stories about abused orphans in exotic locations. The situations and characters are truly shocking.That is a great snapshot of your former self.
I'm really liking these glimpses into the past. You were a really great storyteller at 11! It's a charming story, and I can't wait to read what happens to Karen next. Thanks for sharing!
I love the line "She worked there up until Chapter 1." OMG that is so frigging precious! I love, Love, LOVE stories that kids write! (Which is why I've waited so long to read this...I wanted to wait until you had them all posted AND I wanted to make sure I had ample time to consume it!) Fabulous! (Weren't the Ruskies ALWAYS the bad guys back in the day?!)