I’ve just finished my second story for the Writing for Children & Teens course that I started a few months back. It’s nice to hold something in your hands that came directly from your head. Without hurting yourself, that is.

Anyway, it’s a story about a girl’s fourteenth birthday, and silence. Hence the above quote. I think the story was probably influenced by most Americans’ sense of powerlessness under the Bush administration. Then again, what isn’t?

Regardless, I like this story. A lot. I think it could be many more than 1,031 words. I guess there’s a lot to say about silence.