Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Lesson of the Shark

[My nearly six-year old dictated this story to me the other day, and the Proud Mamma had to share it. If the sentence construction is at times awkward, it is because he's directly translating from Hindi.]

The Lesson of the Shark
by The Storyteller

One day, Raghav was walking in the jungle.
Then Aditya came and said to Raghav, “Why you are walking in the jungle? What you are finding in the jungle?”
Then Raghav said, “I am looking for animals.”
Then Aditya said, “Why? If they bite us?”
Then Raghav said, “Don’t be scared of the animals.”
Then they found two lions. That two lions was good. So in one lion Raghav sat and Aditya sat on the other lion. Then the four of them went to the Juhu beach. Then they jumped in the water. Then they were going inside the water. Then they found one shark and Aditya was very scared of the shark. Then Raghav pulled the shark’s fin. Then the shark ran away.
Then Raghav said, “Aditya, this is the lesson of the shark.”
And the lion was seeing Aditya and Raghav swimming in the water and they all four had lots of fun.
The End


dipali said...

This is lovely! What nice lions:)

Anonymous said...

So sweet.. and the lesson of the shark is that if we take our fears by their fins, then we can banish them...

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Yes, he's definitely a storyteller! You must be so proud...

Mystery Writing is Murder

Jan Morrison said...

The lesson of the shark - could be a book lurking in there! Lovely story!

Anonymous said...

I can see a children's book with illustartions here. If I were a children's writer I would do it.

Stephen Tremp

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Nicely done! Be proud, Mum!


Watery Tart said...

This made me happy. Tell the story teller he is very talented!

Chary Johnson said...

Fabulous story. I love the lesson/message. Your son is very talented.


Rainbow of Hope said...

Dear Rayna,

I feel deeply touched by all your stories. But this is an especially
encouraging one. We really all can be friends - especially if we
have no fear.


Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ dipali - I thought so too.
@ Fiona - and I hope my baby continues showing that courage in everything he does
@ Elizabeth - I am proud, very very proud.
@ Jan/ Stephan - I never thought of that. Maybe I should attempt it. Not a children's writer, but I do tell stories to my children, and that should count for something
@ Elspeth - thanks
@ Tami - will do.
@ Chary - thanks
@ Anita - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, we can all be friends - we are all the same, aren't we, once we get over our fear of each other.


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