I love ‘what ifs’.
- What if there’s another me on the other side of the mirror?
- What if a half-boy-half-deer wanted to fit in?
- What if someone experimented with smells and could create them?
- What if an old Bajaj scooter began to fly?
These were some of the what-ifs that inspired the stories in The Story-Catcher. What-ifs can go anywhere. We don’t need to rein them in and pull them back.
And so, during creative writing workshops, I love to see where they can take us. Here’s what a few children came up with yesterday.
I love ‘What if all my what ifs came true’! What’s your favourite?
The children then went on to write poems called ‘What if’, which were delightful. They played with opposites and humour, as well as beauty.
What if a boy could become a girl?
What if a speck of dust was as precious as a pearl?
Aren’t ideas magical?
The Lit Bug Fest, an annual literary fest for children that will be held at Yashada on the 20th of April.