|Prince Marming by Shelani|
|Princess Orea Rose by Shelani|
June 23, 2012
I now have the rest of Shelani's story:
The Woodcutter's DaughterOnce upon a time there lived a poor woodcutter and his poor wife. For many years they wanted a child and finally their wish came true. They had a baby girl. They named her Orea Rose. They barely had enough to eat. They lived in a cottage for many years.
They sent their daughter out to pick some strawberries to keep her out of the house because it was her sixteenth birthday. When she went out she saw a prince lying out in the sun in a faint. She picked up the prince and took him in her cottage and when he felt better she gave him some water. The prince and the girl fell in love and they got married and they lived happily ever after.
This story is entirely Shelani's idea and is her own creative work. Here she is unaware that she is following the advice writers are given to write in the genre they like to read. I am happy to see that it was Orea Rose who rescued the prince and not the other way around. I am led to wonder what other influences were at work both in her choice of subject and of language. My edits were limited to one spelling correction, one apostrophe and a few capitalizations.
Although Child Month is over, I would still welcome contributions of writing and art from children.