Hello and welcome to Six Sentence Sunday, where writers share bits and pieces of their works.
This week I thought I’d take a break from Jack and Rachael to share six from a short story I’m writing for a little girl whom coworkers and I “adopted” for Christmas. She’s 7 years old, loves playing dress-up, and really loves princesses. As one of my gifts, I thought it would be cool to write a short story about a princess (using her name, of course!). Since I’ve never written a story for a child, and I raised boys, not girls, I could sure use some feedback! I want this to be something she enjoys! I have no information about her family or living situation, and don’t know whether or not her family celebrates Christmas, so I deliberately didn’t write about the holiday.
So here’s the setup. Princess Imani lives in a kingdom that has been warring with a neighboring kingdom for centuries. She’s a friendly, loving child, and the thought of people fighting with each other for so long troubles her. One night three fairies come to her in a dream and send her on a mission that, ultimately, will bring the two peoples together.
Here are the six where the fairies first appear.
In her dream Imani held out her hand, and they lighted, delicate little beings that weighed no more than a feather each. “Who are you?” she asked while her heart raced to keep pace with their wings.