Big Beast and Slipper Peck

Thorin wanted the story to start with yelling. That gave me an opportunity to introduce ‘conflict’.

I asked: “If it begins with yelling what is the problem?”

“The mother” he said. I told him there is a longstanding tradition in writing based on that very idea.

Today’s story includes video rather than drawings and a little bit about our process. Notice my not so subtle attempts at controlling the narrative.

And now please enjoy:

Big Beast and Slipper Peck

“It’s time to go!” said Momma Beast.

“I DON’T WANT TO!!!!!!!” Big Beast yells and growls. He stomps away and farts.

He sees Slipper Peck who walks with a cane. He is old. He used to be a dancer pirate.

Momma Beast yells, “GO TO YOUR ROOM!”

Big Beast yells: “NO!”

He and Slipper Peck go eat cheese burgers.

The theater classes are paying off in character development:

For more of Thorin’s stories: Home School Re-Boot Stan Lee, It’s Thorin’s Mother Calling, Stephen King Has Nothing On My Kid, Thorin Tells Me A Very Big, Short Story About Heroism, Collaborative Storytelling.

9 thoughts on “Big Beast and Slipper Peck

  1. Slipper Peck is an intriguing character. I think from the hands at the mouth, he was not only a dancer and a pirate but also played a musical instrument like a flute. If he was acting it out, you would always be able to tell that guy, just like in Kabuki.Very stylized. Makes it easy to follow.

    • Wow you’re way more observant. I asked Thorin is Slipper Peck played an instrument. He said: Yes! Xylophone! I gave you credit:) I don’t know how he knows xylophone.

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