I’ve got a great idea for a story.
It makes me laugh.
One day, I will put it in a book and show you.
But not today.
Today I want to read someone else’s story.
Later, I will go swimming.
Then, I have to feed the dog.
Sorry, I simply cannot write today.
The story in my mind is getting stronger.
There’s this person, see?
And this person has to go…
But I must go and do also.
I must go to school.
I must do my homework.
Seven times two is not thirteen!
My story will just have to wait.
The person in my story made me cry today.
No, I cannot tell you why.
You have to wait until I’ve written it down.
And today I don’t want to write.
It’s a beautiful day and I want to play outside.
Or it’s a horrible day and I just want to play video games.
I absolutely cannot write today.
I know what the person in my story needs!
My person needs a — !
It’s a secret.
The moon is full and the fireflies are out.
Or the wind is cold and I want to snuggle under the blankets.
The person in my story needs something, too.
And that person must wait for me to be ready.
What am I doing today?
Can’t you tell?
I put off my story until I no longer could,
But now it is almost done.
When I’m finished, would you like me to share it with you?