Our Masterpieces...Err, Our Novels

Monday, July 25, 2011

Baby WIPs: Pam's Edition!

Reminiscing Song of the Day: "For the First Time" by The Script

We're baaaaaack!! And seriously, we've missed you guys. Never fear, though--over the next few weeks, we plan on giving you book reviews, recaps of our trip to this year's LA SCBWI conference, and maybe even a giveaway or two.

But first...as some of you may know, Quita and I were in the middle of moving. And in the middle of moving, we came across a few hidden gems. For me, it was this:

This just happens to be one of my very 1st notebooks. At 7 years old, I already knew I wanted to be a writer. I thought it would be cute to type up one of my early stories for our lovely followers (Quita will dig up something from her archives next week). So, without further ado, here is:

Never Say Never by Pamela Harris (typos purposely left in so that you can tease me)

One Spring morning there lived a boy named Tootie. He was 6 years old. He lived with his big sister Mary, his mother Suzie and his daddy Niko. His sister always picks on him because she thinks he gots a girl name.

Why are you always picking on me, said Tootie.

Because you got a girl name, said Mary.

I never want to see you again! said Tootie.

Suits me! said Mary.

He told his friend Erica how mean his sister is. Well, said Erica, Sounds like you got a real bad sister.

Erica told her friend Sesly who told her friend Nick who told his friend Johnathan who told his friend Jenifer who told Marys boyfriend Mike.

I wish I could move in here and never see you again, Tootie! said Mary.

Then get out! said Tootie.

Shut up! said Niko. Your mother got an headache from yall and she had to take an aspirin!

Thats OK said Suzie. It's gone now.

You just made all my friends think I'm not shiek! said Mary.

Humph, said Tootie. I don't care!

Grrr! said Mary.

I want you to tell all of her friends that your sister is not bad at all! said Suzie.

So Tootie told all her friends that Marys not bad at all.

Thanks said Mary. Now I won't tease on you any more.

Sure, said Tootie.

The End!

Such tension! Such conflict! Oh, and to cap it off, here is my drawing of the happy family:

I really must love you guys to share that "masterpiece." What about you all? Come across any early stories that were as epic as "Never Say Never" (by the way--why in the world did I call it that?)?


Meredith said...

That is adorable! It pretty much resembles all of my early stories too—let's see how many character names I can cram into a page! ;)

Jennifer Pickrell said...

"Well, said Erica, Sounds like you got a real bad sister."

Love it!

Holly Dodson said...

That is too cute, Pam! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jamie Manning said...

Welcome back ladies! Hope you enjoyed yourselves...and we missed you guys, too!

Pam - That story is too cute!

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is gold, Pam. Gold. Thanks for sharing!

Amparo Ortiz said...

It's official. My day has been MADE.

Fave quote?

Grrr! said Mary.


KO: The Insect Collector said...

Totally hilarious!!!!!

What a way to jump back in to blogging. WOW!

Poor Tootie- so misunderstood!

Abby Stevens said...

This is great! This makes me want to dig out my old stories... I can't wait to read Quita's!

Racquel Henry said...

LOL! Thanks for sharing your early work with us. Too Cute! I really like this idea, I may have to steal it and dig up some of my earlier work! :)

Jessica Love said...

That was awesome! :-)

I'll be at SCBWI LA, too. We'll have to meet up!

Christine Murray said...

That is so cute! I love it, thanks for sharing :)

Pam Harris said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement, everyone. Glad to say that my writing has improved dramatically. :) Oh, and Jessica--we TOTALLY need to meet up in LA!

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

You made people think I'm not shiek!! <3

You're cute. This story is proof that we are related. That is all.

Ghenet Myrthil said...

I love this! Too funny. I have stories like this somewhere at my mom's house. You're making me want dig them up. :)

I'm jealous that you're going to SCBWI LA!

Tracey Neithercott said...

That was adorable!! I love the use of the word shiek. Hehe. :)