A Conversation

by Hannah H., age 10
A Conversation Hannah is 10 years old. She enjoys reading and she goes to Hunter College Elementary School. She has a brother, and she lives in Harlem.

“Once upon a time, ther– / ‘Hey! Stop narrating. I can hear you.’ / As I was sayi– / ‘I said STOP!'”

Once upon a time, ther–

“Hey! Stop narrating. I can hear you.”

As I was sayi–

“I said STOP!”

Onceuponatime,therewasashee–

“No one knows what you are saying.”

I am trying to narrate here.

“And I’m trying to stop you.”

Just igno–

“Don’t ignore me!”

It’s impossible to ignore yo–

“Good!”

Can I narrate now?

“Obviously….”

Good!

“Not. :)”

What!!!

“It’s true. At least, you can’t narrate on your own.”

What’s that supposed to mean?

“I’m going to narrate with you. Duh.”

Do you even know how?

“Of course I do. I just need to check the handbook…”

Let’s just start already.

“Yay!”

Once upon a time, there was a sheep —

“His name was Bob!”

No! That’s not in the script!

“Bleh. Who cares about a script and its lines?”

I do!

“La, la, la. I can’t hear you.”

Yes, you can!

“Let’s just get on with the story already.”

Bob the sheep loved to eat grass.

“This is boring.”

No! You just don’t appreciate the finer arts of storytelling and narrating.

“I quit!!!”

Finally!

Bob ate and at-

“And you don’t get to narrate anymore! HA HA HA HA HA!”

Why?!?!

“I’m not telling you!!”

What?

“No. This story is over. No, complaints.”

Bu–

“No, buts. This story is done.”

 

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