I'm so excited! Below is the short story assignment that my son had in his English class. I discovered it right before he passed it! I asked him why he didn't show it to me and he said that if he showed it to me, I might share it to my audience and that they might find it mediocre, thus "tainting" my "C. JoyBell C. name"! He didn't want to ruin my reputation as an author by being a son who produces "mediocre stories"! I told him, "Are you nuts? This is great! You have a better vocabulary than mine and I want to read the rest of this story, already! Where did you learn to write like this? This sounds like Old Norse legend! All these names of characters and place names sound like they're real and like they actually exist! And all of this magic! It sounds mastered!" I was truly blown away, I had no idea my son could write like this! I mean, just because I'm a writer, that doesn't mean he has to be good at writing, too! But lo and behold! I am so excited to share with you my 13-year-old's short story English class assignment! You'll probably not enjoy it as much as I did, since I'm his mother, but I do hope you'll enjoy it very much so! And thank you for being there to read the things that I write and now to read something which my son has written! Grazia di Dio.
The story had to end rather abruptly, because it is just an assignment and he was constrained by time, so I hope you are not too surprised by the ending; just remember it's an English class desk assignment, so it just couldn't go on forever! And now feeling very honoured to be his mother, I give you my son's, The Siege of Snowveil:
The Siege of Snowveil
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