Friday, December 12, 2014

A Fellow Blogger's Son's First Short Story



Song:  Something (Beatles cover)

Rendition:  Calikokat


One of the blogs I regulary read is from a mother of a twice-exceptional child...
whom she refers to as her 'Twice Baked Potato'.

She writes of the trials of her son's frustration
as he adapts to the world...
and of his personal victories as he grows.

However...
what I find to be the most interesting aspect of her blog...
is her description of her son's actions, inactions, and reactions.

This gives you...
the reader...
a glimpse into the mind of a twice-exceptional child.


(A picture of 'TBP'... the author)

'Twice Baked Potato' is 9 years old.


As is the definition of a 'Twice Exceptional' Child...
he is highly intelligent...and he has at least one of the many learning disabilities.

'TBP' learned to type correctly at age 5.

He is a talented pianist.

From what I have gathered from his mother's descriptions of him in her blog...

Although he doesn't seem to fit in with his peers...
most highly intelligent children don't.

His thinking is advanced for his age...
and so, he gets frustrated with many of the accepted norms in life
because he is looking for something deeper and more meaningful.

He wants the underlying reasons for why things are so...
instead of blindly following others
(as should everyone).

Her 'Twice Baked Potato' has recently authored a short story
involving his passion and obsession:  Minecraft.



According to his mother...
'Twice Baked Potato' had spent about one hour a day for 3.5 weeks on this story.

It is available through Amazon for $2.99 in the Kindle version.

Just go to Amazon.com and paste the following in:

The Epic Adventures of Steve: Episode 1 - Attack of Herobrine (Kindle Edition) 


Although the story is short (approximately 2,000 words)...
and it relates to the author's passion for the video game 'Minecraft'...
the value of reading his story lies in getting a look into the mind of this 9 year old author.

Although his story is written more for those who understand the game of 'Minecraft'...
just the way he had attempted to relay his passion for the game
as described through his character's actions...
and the way he had tried to describe the excitement he feels
of his inner world as he plays the game...
this is what I had found to be the most interesting.

I think that one should read his mother's blog to get more of an understanding
of the author before reading his short story.

This is a link to the author's mother's blog:



For the parents of very young children...
getting this short story may motivate them to write their own stories.

To let a child know that he can express himself in a very creative way...
that there is a venue for his work...
this, in itself, makes the purchase worthwhile.


I recommend all who are interested in seeing just one example
of a day to day look at the life of a child on the Autistic Spectrum...



The authors in these blogs write well...
and their stories come from the heart.

You will see some of the thought processes in the children's minds
as demonstrated through their actions...
and how life can sometimes be a challenge for both...
the parents, and the children.

They also tell of actions which come from the depths
of innocence of the pure of heart...
the feelings of which run deep...
and of which are acutely felt.





















2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention, Shiroi.

    Also, thanks for the reminder to check in on TBP more often as I always enjoy reading it and can relate well to the mom.

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  2. You are welcome. Your blog can be of help to parents and educators. Whatever information which can help parents help their children is good.

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