Hit Me With Your Best Jot…

So reads the letter pad on which I found my 10-year-old’s Drabble

Kannan Natesan
1 min readJan 4, 2023
The story that starts with a hook: Reproduced with permission from my daughter (Photo by author)

I once yarned creative bedtime stories for her.

But now, I have a lot to learn from her about the craft of storytelling. I stumbled upon a story she has started writing. I always read these to learn about the workings of the little mind. She makes these up from the stories she reads and the TV programs she watches. But this first paragraph struck me as a piece of microfiction — a Drabble, perhaps?

It was a cold winter's day. A little girl sat in the corridor to her father’s study. She was waiting for the daily phone call she got from her mother who was away. She had told her daughter she would come home soon, and her daughter awaited her arrival. Suddenly, the phone started ringing. The girl frowned. The call came fifteen minutes early. Her mother stuck to a schedule, and was never ahead or behind her schedule. She was always always on schedule. After a few minutes, her father burst into tears.

Anyways, it makes me happy and proud that she has taken to reading and writing…

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Kannan Natesan

I am a sucker for elegantly constructed sentences and I love words. Honing my writing skills here. Support writers like me: https://knski.medium.com/membership