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04 January 2014 @ 06:54 pm
 


I have caught up on my regular flist for now. To celebrate, I'm going to post a story from one of my students. It was called "The Boring Story" but everyone in the class loved it and read it over and over. It's very short but it sums up a wonderful tale:

Once upon a time there was a prince who was mean and a girl told him not to be mean. Then he wasn't mean any more.


To date, it is one of my favourite stories from them. We have character growth and redemption, a strong and outspoken female lead (who may not even have been a princess!), and finish with a rather charming prince who clearly listens to those with good sense.

We laughed and laughed and laughed.

(This is also my way of reminding myself that even if they are absolute devils come this first week after break--as they may well be--I do quite adore my little rascals. Not being thrilled with the management doesn't put a stopper on that. Goodness knows the Hogwarts staff put up with worse through their time, and they boarded! *Shivers.*)

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
 
 
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Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯rosaxx50 on January 5th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
We have character growth and redemption, a strong and outspoken female lead (who may not even have been a princess!), and finish with a rather charming prince who clearly listens to those with good sense.

Haha, basically. We don't even know if the lady was outspoken in general, but she clearly felt comfortable asserting that other people should have standards, and I would love it if the world were that way.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Irma || Slytherincranky__crocus on January 5th, 2014 03:32 am (UTC)
Ahahah. Knowing who wrote it, she was definitely an outspoken female lead. :P But of course that's behind-the-scenes knowledge.

Apparently my kids are interested in making the world that way! For now, anyway.
Seekcoldthermistor on January 5th, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
Nice story ;) Is it a measure of how old you are if your first gut reation was, "Not gonna happen", and then I read the rest of your post and saw it with a fresh perspective?
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Forest of light.cranky__crocus on January 5th, 2014 08:31 am (UTC)
Ahaha I don't think so. I'm sure the reason I found it so hilarious at first was because it seemed so absurd. Then I realised that in its simplicity I found surprising genius. As did my class.