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Career Day Fun, aka Mindee Shares Funny Early Work

Last Friday I had the absolute pleasure to visit Valley View Junior High School in my hometown of Germantown, Ohio. I had no idea what to expect, and I went in absolutely terrified that these teenagers would greet me with disinterested eyerolls and more than a couple of murmured protests. It was, after all, a Friday, not to mention the last day before spring break and the first really nice day we’d had in a while.

But I’m happy to say that the kids were completely, utterly fantastic. They asked questions, they were interested, and I had a total blast. Two of the students even wrote me awesome thank you cards which I will keep forever in a scrap book:

thankyou

 

One of the highlights was sharing my very first short stories. I hadn’t looked at these sucker in years, and rereading some of them was hysterical. But hopefully encouraging, too, considering how bad I was back then. Want proof? Feast your eyes on these:

(To the best of my knowledge this is my very first story ever. And yes, fantasy was my first love)

Ganshion

(A Ghost Horse Story)

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And we also talked about Power of the Pen. Several of the students were on their way to State! I didn’t bring my Power of Pen papers, but I thought I’d share proof here:

power of the pen

Moral of the story? I can’t wait to do my next school visit!

Happy Writing.

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  1. Oh my gosh, I love your short stories haha. You wrote so well even then :) So cute!