My friend, Marianne, is a great storyteller. Just ask the kids in her Children's Department at the library.
Ahmed and Theresa asked me today if I was going to tell a story. Theresa
clapped her hands and asked if it would be before she had to go home.
Ahmed responded with, "Yes! I love your stories. It's like you are from
there, it's like you live in them. The Halloween one, I didn't expect
the ending and your voice scared me, you know when you turned out the
light and used the flashlight and screamed at the end. I kept hearing
that scream in my head all night and I couldn't sleep!"
I answered," Well, Ahmed, you wanted to be scared. I'm sorry you
couldn't sleep. I'm sorry you kept hearing my voice in your head."
not, Ms. B, I loved it! You know what you should do? You should go
all over, to all the places kids are, and just tell stories, all the
stories in your head, all the stories in your special books. They would
love it. Just tell stories."
Theresa who overheard and was not to be
outdone, said very conspiratorially, "Yes,. Ms. B, that's what you
should do, but just make sure I'm always there!"
Yes, I have my
following. I have become The Pied Piper!