This tale was written by Emma and she has generously agreed to allow me to share it here with all of you. She will finish it at a later date since she was too tired to do so now.
“Horses Will Never Fly ~ By Emma
Long ago horses were mean animals. If anyone tried to go near, they charged at them. They had big wings and flew higher than eagles.
One day they flew around and caused so much wind that the dust began to fly. Dust and sand covered big areas of earth, making deserts. People and trees were buried below the dust.
Finally when they rested they saw their wings had begun to shed…”
Originally Emma ended this with “They stopped flying. Horses will never fly. The end.” But once we returned to our hotel and discussed it more, Em said it wasn’t quite finished and promised to finish it later when she wasn’t so tired. In addition, I added the punctuation with Emma’s approval. As there is no way to punctuate from a stencil board it must be done afterwards.
These sessions are exhausting and she works so hard. Her story reminded me of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories that I loved as a child. I cannot wait to read what Emma writes next!
Emma chose this image to accompany her tale from a search for “winged horses.” It was attributed to redorbit.com
So cool, Emma! My daughter used to like to write adventure stories when she was your age. Imagination is a wonderful thing!
I love how she knows the difference between desert & dessert, most adults mix the two. :)) Thank you Emma for a great story, can’t wait to read the next chapter. Beautiful story telling by the way.
I love your story. Keep writing. You are good at it, and I think other kids and adults will enjoy your stories too.
Maybe another author in the future in your family??
oh I would say without a doubt. She is absolutely incredible and what a wonderful imagination and way with words!!
The sessions sound very exhausting, I admire Emma so much for all the hard work she’s putting in and the tenacity she’s showing. And this story is conjuring up all sorts of images in my head!
Don’t you love the wings that begin to “shed”? I love that so much!
a writer is born. knew her when b
Good story! Is there a way to add spaces between words? Or is that sort of the job of the person who writes things down….to figure out where to put the spaces as the letters are being spelled out?
No there isn’t and it can get really confusing. Soma has been doing this for so long and with so many people that she is very quick and rarely gets confused, but I have to write every few letters down before handing her the pencil again, which also slows things down… but it does get easier the more practice I have. Then once I type it up I ask her to help punctuate to make sure I’m interpreting her words correctly. Amazing what a difference a comma can make!
I just love your imagination Emma. Long may it soar! Mommy told me you had a new ending for this story and I can’t wait to hear it. Thank you so much for what you wrote to us today. Thank you for hanging in there with us through all our millions of mistakes, I’m sure we made your life so much harder than it needed to be. Hopefully, other parents will read these posts and learn that there are better, kinder, gentler ways to raise their autistic children. I feel so lucky and grateful for every new thing you write. I’m constantly amazed and the beauty, poignancy and artistry of your words. I can’t wait to hear what else you’ve written today! I love you sooooo much!
Love you, honey. Home soon…
This is awesome Emma!! 🙂
What a cool story Emma!! I am always looking forward to your writing when you allow your Mom to post it here. It makes me smile! 🙂
Emma, this is beautiful!!
Much love, Lauri, Russ, Liv, Lily and Henry
“I loved your story, Emma. It was very imaginative. You are going to be a great writer! I am hoping to see you soon. Love, Kim”
she is tapping into a beautiful source here, keep it up! 🙂