In this writing activity, we asked members of our Next Chapter Club to use personalization to create a clock character who decides that he’s/she’s tired of keeping time. Below is a unique story written by Charlotte:
"I moaned with agony as the kindergardeners shrieked.I could not stand these children. Always screaming, and their teacher would just put in ear plugs and sip her coffee.No one ever thought of me. I mean, I'm just a clock fairy. You know, the little creature that makes the hands spin on clocks? But they thought I was the clock. Nothing more. And people tend not to care about the hearing of inanimate objects.One day, I just snapped. The children were screaming their lungs out during Free Time, while the teacher just sat there at her laptop, ear plugs firmly wedged in place.And I decided I couldn't stand another second. I stopped turning the hands, and kept it that way until the janitor took my clock down. And I had another stroke of luck-- the fairy in the fifth-grade classroom was being promoted to a clock at a basketball stadium, and I moved into that clock.And I lived happily ever after."