Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Light In The Dark - Episode 1.

A work in progress to be sure but here is the first episode of my previously mentioned experiment. I hope to have the next episode ready soon before I start reading it to my own son. Don't wanna get him started and not have some ready for the next night if he enjoys it. Feel free to share this with your own children if you like and let me know what you think.

- Prelude -
This is the story of a very special little boy. A boy named Jack, who it just so happens might be the bravest boy every born. Because Jack has within him the ability to do something wonderful. And no matter how scary things get, or how hard the dark tries - Jack knows there is always light.

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- Episode 1 -
Of all the days of the week there are just two that are always special days; Friday and Monday. Now, Friday is always a fun day because it means the start of the weekend. But it is Monday that is pure magic. Because every Monday is the start of a new week and that means you never know what the week will bring until Monday. And so it was on a Monday that our story begins.

"Time for school," said Jack's father as he passed down the hall. Jack smiled as he hopped out of bed to get ready. It was going to be his first day of class this year and that meant a new teacher and everything. He couldn't wait to see his friends again, so he hurried to get his shoes on.

"Ready dad!" Jack declared as he stood next to the front door. A head stuck out from his parents room and blinked back at him. "Hey, why didn't you tell me we were racing this morning buddy" his dad said with a grin. "I guess you win this time, just give me a minute and we'll be off."

Jack couldn't help but giggle at his dad, he was just so silly. Sometimes he even wondered if his dad was even really a real grown up or just one of those really big kids who sometimes pretended to be a grown up. He could ask mom but she'd probably just think it was another one of dad's joke's. She liked to tell them that dad really wasn't funny but then would always giggle when he wasn't looking. Yeah, Jack was sure his parents had to be the silliest parents ever.

"How about we walk this morning friend," his dad asked. "It looks like a really nice morning." Jack loved it when they got to walk to school, it made him feel like the big kids. "I guess so," he told his dad while trying not to grin. "If you want to, I don't mind," Jack added. But as they opened the door Jack remembered the one thing he had forgotten - his backpack.

"My backpack!" he screamed as he ran back to his room. He couldn't believe he had almost left without it, it was brand new and everything. He had begged for a whole week to get it for school because it was the most awesome backpack - a Force Guardians backpack. It was the best show ever, they protected the world from all kinds of crazy monsters and used super cool powers. Jack knew they weren't real but he still liked to pretend that one day he could grow up and become one of the Force Guardians.

It took a few minutes to find but he did find his shiny new backpack. It was under his stuffed bear at the end of his bed. He was ready now, and couldn't wait another minute to get to school. In fact, Jack was so distracted as they walked to school he almost forgot to tell his dad goodbye before he headed for his classroom.

But just as he walked through the door to class the school bell rang. "You, are late," said a voice from behind him. Not a very good way to start off a Monday Jack thought to himself.