June 6, 2011 by Steve Costello
Little Cindy left the hotel to take a walk in the sun. The child stopped to sit in a chair under a tree in the park. There she reflected on her creative writing project, which her pedantic english teacher had given a failing grade.
The main character was a vampire pirate clenching a pipe in his fangs. The teacher said this would be impossible, because the fangs would not let a pipe be clenched between them.
Cindy decided to resubmit the story after vacation, changing the main character to a parrot clenching a corn cob pipe in his beak. Again the teacher gave the story a failing grade. Cindy never again submitted any creative writing projects to that teacher.
Note: Cindy went on to become an author of children’s books. All of her books had a main character with a pipe.
Encourage creativity, instead of stifling it.
This is my submission to Creative Copy Challenge #149 to see the other submissions, or to add one of your own, just go to the link.