The last post had to do with dilemmas common to kids and those for whom they are the target audience. This week’s KAPOW challenge is to write a first person piece in the voice of a child. Pick an age from barely-able-to-talk (“Waaah, waaah, num, num, num.” won’t cut it) to eighteen years old. The main character may be male, female or in the case of an alien, of indeterminate gender.
If you decide to write a piece for the prompt and post it to your blog, please let me know about it in a comment, or post the piece itself in a comment. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Comments are appreciated. Kind critique is also appreciated.
by C J Gorden
My cousin and I were playing house. She’s one year younger than I am so I gave her my favorite dolly from Christmas last year. Just because I can’t find her clothes and one eye won’t open doesn’t mean she isn’t a good dolly. But my ugly cousin just dropped her and stared at me with her bottom lip out in that way that always means trouble. All of a sudden she reached out and grabbed the doll I was holding, right out of my hand. “Hey! That’s my Barbie! I gave you a dolly.”
She held the Barbie behind her back and smiled at me, but it wasn’t even funny. “You play with it then,” she said. “I get the Barbie.”
I scrunched up my face so I’d look real mean. “That’s my Barbie. Give her back. I don’t want to play with you any more.” I stepped a little closer. I’m bigger than her.
“Girls,” Mommy said from the kitchen, “do you want to help me make cookies?”
We stared at each other and our eyes and mouths popped wide open we were so excited. Barbie hit the floor and we raced to the kitchen to pull chairs up to the counter.