Half of my reading and writing workshop at Cedarwood is over, and I’ve finally convinced myself that I am not going to be taking any photographs. I keep intending to, and then I get so involved in everything we’re doing that somewhere along the line, I forget. We’ve done so much in the last few days. Here are a few things that stand out.
One of the girls came up with the idea of a magical die. The die has letters of the alphabet on it, not numbers. The character in the story, Gouri, rolls the die and sees what letter she gets. If she makes a wish starting with that letter, it will come true. The most beautiful detail of all is that Gouri found the die in a hole in a rainbow!
One child came up with the idea of a magical ring with a spell written on the inside. Learn the spell by heart, put on the ring and say the spell aloud. The gem begins to glow and then casts a laser beam that ricochets off the nearest surface back onto the wearer, making the wearer invisible!
Another one came up with a complex bit of magic. The magical object is a locket, which looks perfectly ordinary when it isn’t being worn. When someone wears it, two things happen. The first is that the locket changes into a pendant of the wearer’s choice. The second event is the complex bit. Open the locket and put your picture inside it – and the locket will get engraved with your initials. Once that is done, the locket has the power to transport you to a fantasy-world – but only if you believe.
In the last three days, I’ve met a fox who tricks a rabbit, a lazy but well-meaning girl, a stupid swan, and many, many more!