The following is a work in progress, a play, by a friend of mine named Reagan. She is one of the girls in the book club I run once a week in conjunction with the author residency program I'm overseeing at a local elementary school. Last week she was so productive in her writing that I projected her play for the whole club so she could receive some feedback and we could run through the play, acting it out to see how it plays. It's pretty awesome.
Now, understand that it isn't completely done yet. There is some more revision and editing to be done, but Reagan has three more weeks to polish it up. But her good work to this point deserves some recognition. So here's a look at Reagan's work in progress. Other kids in the club are writing pieces as well, and at the end of the year those who revise and editing their pieces until they shine can be found right here on my blog. So consider this a taste of what is to come from some very talented kids.
(The characters have names but they are not yet recorded in the text. Something to be added later.)
C: Ah, the arcade.
B: It is fun to me you get to play games.
C: Well I think it will just make people Koo-Koo.
B: Well why don’t you go play the Barbie Game.
B: Well I am going to go play Star War.
C: Ok I will meet you in 20 minutes.
They leave and come back in 20 minutes.
B: Hey do you want to get pizza?
C: Yah that sounds good.
They go to get some pizza.
B: Are you ready to go home.
C: No, I want to keep playing
B: Well why dum dum!
C: Did you just call me dum dum.
B: Yah dum dum.
C: Fine I might as well slap you in the face…