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In thinking this is actually not bad for a 9 yr old?

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nirish14 Sat 15-Mar-14 23:52:15

My DD(9) asked for laptop to write a story. She loves writing and gets good reports from school regarding literacy.

Below is the first part of her story (I'm not 100% sure how long the finished product will be smile )

Can I ask if you think I'm being a tad PFB in thinking it's quite good?


The further I stepped away from the situation my parents were arguing about, the sadder I felt inside.

My heart was pounding as I ran away into the open sky feeling free to do anything I desired. I ran to Swallows Nest to go to the cottage. No one dared to darken at the cottage; as rumours said it was haunted. I never believed them though.

At the cottage it was silent and peaceful. Not the sound of arguing and smashed windows. There at that moment was a tiny chirp. I had to know what it was. Suddenly I heard a flap and there, right at that spot a family of Doves circled ahead of me.

I ran up the hill and sat there on my knees watching the white sparkling Doves fly by. I loved that cooing sound that they made but they tend to head my direction. One Dove stared at me and flew too me and lay on my knee. I smiled and giggled as he pecked me and nibbled at my denim jacket.

The Dove and I watched the Swallows return to their nests but a hunter went and shot one of the Swallows! I couldn't help but cry. The Dove tried to make me giggle again by nibbling at my denim jacket but it just made me cry even more. As I wiped away my tears I got up and gave the Dove some of my water cress sandwich.

I decided to return home and leave a trail of water cress for the Dove to go back home to its family.

CocktailQueen Sat 15-Mar-14 23:58:16

Yes, it's good. My dd went through a stage of writing just like this. You can tell what they've been learning in school - adjectives, adverbs, etc.

It's great that your dd enjoys writing stories smile what will happen next with this one?

vestandknickers Sun 16-Mar-14 00:02:43

It is lovely that she enjoys writing. Hopefully she'll use that enthusiasm to really concentrate in class and learn how to develop her writing skills.

nirish14 Sun 16-Mar-14 00:02:44

CocktailQueen yes she loves writing, probably more so than reading at the moment.

I'm just pleased she's doing ok at something she enjoys,because she does struggle a bit with maths.

As for where the story will go, I have no idea but am looking forward to it grin

nirish14 Sun 16-Mar-14 00:03:38

Here's hoping vestandknickers

OpalQuartz Sun 16-Mar-14 00:26:53

I have a 9 year old dd too and I think that is really very good. I could be wrong but I think even a GCSE student would get good marks for writing like that.

HadABadDay2014 Sun 16-Mar-14 00:57:36

I want to read the rest now.

I don't think I could write like that, well done to your daughter I bet you are one proud mother.

wobblyweebles Sun 16-Mar-14 01:04:32

Much better than anything my 10yo DD would write! Very nice.

VeryStressedMum Sun 16-Mar-14 01:06:44

It's really good she's very talented to write like that at her age.

NatashaBee Sun 16-Mar-14 01:12:33

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MissieEverdeen Sun 16-Mar-14 02:05:37

It's brilliant! A lovely read.

AgaPanthers Sun 16-Mar-14 02:36:36

YABU for implying that anyone had said it was bad.

nirish14 Sun 16-Mar-14 07:38:14

Thank you for the lovely comments.

AgaPanthers I wasn't implying anyone thought it was bad, it was just I was unsure if it was as good as I thought it was ( being her mum, most things she does are brilliant in my eyes grin and wanted some unbiased opinions.

Backtobedlam Sun 16-Mar-14 07:46:08

That's amazing, she has a real talent there! If she enjoys it all the better-as a child I used to write plays and stories for fun (weird I know) but it was a great outlet for all my worries/thoughts/feelings that I didn't necessarily want to talk about. Writings very therapeutic and with a talent like that who knows where it could take her.

Supercosy Sun 16-Mar-14 07:49:21

I think that's fantastic, what a great writer she is already!

lilsupersparks Sun 16-Mar-14 09:23:33

I'm a secondary English teacher. That's better than many year 9 students and shows more natural flair than some sixth formers!

dreampalace Sun 16-Mar-14 09:29:54

I also think that's GCSE standard - and hope you will tell her that smile

SamandCat Sun 16-Mar-14 09:41:20


Cocolepew Sun 16-Mar-14 09:45:05

My 12 yo DD wouldn't be able to write like that, it's lovely.

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