Many thanks to Dewey for his fine summary of Operation Story Share in 2011. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t have realized The General hadn’t done a recommendation yet. It’s nice to know that everybody has had a turn now.
Cindy: Excuse me, Flash. Not everybody.
Flash: What do you mean? Me and Dewey and Ringo and Spike and Lucy and now The General. That’s everybody.
Cindy: What about me? I haven’t had a turn yet.
Flash: Oh! Sorry, did you want a turn?
Cindy: Well . . . yeah! I LOVE books. Why else would I write them?
Flash: Okay. So, do you have one you’d like to recommend on Friday?
Cindy: Matter of fact, I do. A book about a girl.
Lucy: It’s about time! According to Dewey’s graph, all our recommendations so far have had main characters who were boys.
Flash: So what?
Lucy: It’s a disgrace, that’s what! It’s as bad as only recommending books about cats. Stories with girls can be just as good as stories with boys.
Cindy: Sure they can. The book I’m going to talk about on Friday is great. So great, they even made a movie of it.
Lucy: Yeah, girls rock! Look at me, for example. I would make a marvelous main character. Hey, that’s a great idea! Cindy could write a new story with me as the hero and Flash could be the lame-brained villain. Now that would make an awesome book!
Flash: I don’t think so. Get back here you smelly, old butt-sniffer. I’ll show you who’s the best hero material!
Cindy: That’s enough, you two. You’re both wonderful characters, but if you don’t behave I can write you out of the story.
Flash: NOOOoooo! We’ll be good, I promise!
Lucy: Very good.
Flash: You make a great villain, Lucy. I’m glad you’re in my story.
Lucy: Thank you, Flash. And you do a masterful job of defeating me in the end.
Flash: Yes, I do, don’t I? Thanks for noticing.
Cindy: Oh, brother. This is almost as bad as your fighting. Now go away, so I can work on my recommendation for Friday.