Thursday, July 4, 2013

THE MONSTER IN MY POCKET | HOW NOAH MET FRED

I want to write a short series of kids books.  I don't want to be sucked into that genre, but I'd like to begin there, anyway.  If Miranda July can create Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody & still write her collection of short stories No One Belongs Here More Than You & her movies Me and You and Everyone We Know, & The Future, then I can start with a kids book, put out my short stories, & maybe move on to movies or show or even small plays, skits, & shorts.

Fred is the first character that I've ever fully developed.  He is slightly orange, although he gets a bit more coral or salmon pink when he blushes.  His fur is lush & as soft as a rabbits.  Sometimes he uses toothpicks for walking sicks because in our world, everything is large, exaggerated, & uneven to walk on for Fred.  Fred is about two inches tall.  He smiles most of the day, a warm, welcoming smile.  & after Noah discovers Fred sleeping in his pocket, trapped under lint & about 32 cents in change, Fred helps Noah face his fears.  The first being Avery, the girl who sits in the front of his class, with her plaid coat, her blue shoes, and her unabashed love of poetry.

Anywho, I can't wait to write this first story in full, & to start doing some illustrations - at least a mock up of Fred, Noah, & Avery.

In the mean time, here's the short I mentioned earlier that Miranda July wrote.  It stars John C. Reilly, & it poses the question, "Are You the Favorite Person of Anybody?"

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Have a wonderful Independence Day everyone!  ♥

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