Hey there, I’m starting the year off by sharing a flash fiction piece that was written by a young man that has impressed me over the last year. He is to the best of my knowledge the youngest Christian Indie Author I know. David Strong has done the NanoWriMo challenge for young people two years in a row now. His first Novel is almost ready for publication. He entered a short story contest that I entered a few weeks ago. I won, he didn’t but I thought I would share with you his entry. He is seven years old so his determination to become a published writer for kids his age is encouraging and unusual. This is his short story about a furry fuzzy animal. Let’s encourage him to keep writing and learning.
By David Strong (7)
Once upon a time, there was a guy named Philip Whatshisface. Now, in his family, every summer, they go to Peru for five days and four nights; on the fifth night they go home. And one time in Peru, he was searching for an animal cute and cuddly to take home and take care of. And he found one; a lost-from-the-pack guinea pig! He picked it up and found its pack, and he gave the pack a hay bundle. Then, they all loved Philip, but not as much as the rescued one. Philip bought two cages and a lot of guinea pig food brands and a lot of hay, and they “squeaked” happily ever after.