Tasty Niblett – Children

Today’s Tasty Niblett is brought to you by children.

Those little creatures of pure evil disguised in angelic cherub faces with heavenly laughs and giggles. Those monsters of destruction wrapped in innocence. I love mine dearly and she is the inspiration for this niblett.

She got me thinking about how children have been used in literature. I am not talking about kids books but, how “Newt” from Aliens is portrayed. I am also talking about when they are the messege runners or orphans like in “Annie”. In recent times we have seen movies like Boss Baby, Little Rascals, and Stand by me. I could go on but you get the idea.

I have often wondered what is happening inside a childs brain when you tell them not to do something and they look you square in face and do it any way.

So today I want us to try to find an interesting way to write a child centric short story. Is your child a hero who saves their siblings from the couch monster, or maybe s/he is the villain among the family. I suppose the child could be a regular kid who faces unlikely events.

Perhaps you may even take a well-known story and add to it from a childs perspective. This was done several times by various authors. The Left Behind series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim Lahaye did this after releasing several books from the main story line. You get to relive those points but through the eyes of a kid.

Happy creating I hope you are enjoying your time here.

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2 thoughts on “Tasty Niblett – Children

  1. There are SO many different directions you could go with this. “Room” by Emma Donoghue is a another good example as well. In my opinion that story would not have been NEARLY as heartbreaking had it been written from, say, the mother’s perspective. Our compassion for our babies binds us together…and can tear us all apart.

    1. Absolutely. I feel that sometimes we need to step back from a situation and look at from a different perspective. Doing this helps develop our character as well as challenge our character. Once they have had that growth, then what? Thank you for your comment, and as always happy creating. P.S. Be sure to check out our upcoming page dedicated to short stories.

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