Saturday, September 11, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 15 ~ A Fanfic


I had to look up "fanfic."

According to the wiki:

Fan fiction (alternately referred to as fanfiction, fanfic, FF, or fic) is a broadly-defined term for fan labor regarding stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. Works of fan fiction are rarely commissioned or authorized by the original work's owner, creator, or publisher; also, they are almost never professionally published.

Never. Ever. Have I bothered to do this. Why on earth would I do that? The only time I have ever come close to participating in anything remotely resembling this definition was an assignment to my entire 4th grade class: write the rest of the story of The Selfish Giant.

What is The Selfish Giant? Well, I'm glad you asked...

A giant erects a wall to keep children out of his garden, reaping the consequences of a continuous winter. After months of winter with no other seasons in sight, spring suddenly returns when the children slip into a hole in the wall and play in the trees, except for one corner of winter where a little boy is too small to climb into the tree. The giant's heart melts at the sight and, realizing how selfish he's been, he helps the child into the tree. He then tears down the wall and tells the children it was their garden to play in. Years pass and the giant enjoys playing with the children, but never sees the one special boy he first helped. One day when he had grown old, he again sees the little boy, who appears with wounds in his hands and feet. He has come to escort the giant to his garden, which is paradise.

I scored an A+ on my paper and I'm sure that I still have it somewhere. I remember my teacher telling my mother during a parent/teacher meeting that she would have scored higher if "higher" existed.

I should also mention that The Selfish Giant was based on an Oscar Wilde story... oh, how telling that should have been...

Oh, if you'd like to explore Part One of this HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Except you ruined it with the whole Christ thing.

    Because as the bible teaches us, Giants are not christians and therefore not allowed into heaven.


you better make this good.


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