It’s 5:50 PM on a Thursday — do you know where your Reader Art of the Week is? (Hint: it’s right here!)
This week’s art comes to us from blog reader Emma. Check out the prologue to her novel-in-progress, Natural Selection, below:
Something had gone very wrong in Dr. Stone’s laboratory. She put down the test tube and stared at the creature she had created. It was like a blob of garbage and junk. It made a strange gurgling noise.
“Get away, you beast!” she yelled. It looked down at her and growled.
“Go! Just go! You’re a big mess that I can’t clean up! Some kind of strange creation that can never be normal! Just go!”
Dr. Stone realised she had no idea what she was saying.
The creature sneered. “Alright, so that was unnecessary. But just leave!” she said.
The creature turned around in a whoosh, and grabbed a pen and paper.
“Can you write?” she asked.
“Grrrrrrr…” it said, as she approached to see what it was writing.
“Okay! Okay! Chill out, monster dude!”
It kept writing, and then dropped the note and burst right through the door. It was gone. Dr. Stone read the note.
C: I will grow claws to climb and scratch.
A: I will grow arms to support my claws and to give me strength.
R: I will get razor-sharp reflexes to be the ultimate hunter.
E: I will grow amazing eyes so I can see the world around me… and my prey!
F: I will grow fangs that will help me eat raw flesh! No, seriously, I’m really hungry!
U: I will ultimately rule the world!!!!
L: I will someday save your life.
And I will need your help.
All of a sudden, Dr. Stone realized that all these points spelled out a word.
Cool! I like how suspenseful this story is and how it creates so many questions to be answered later in the book, but I think my favourite thing about it is Emma’s sense of humour. For instance, I love it that the creature stops in the middle of its menacing letter to reiterate that, seriously, it is very hungry!
Many thanks to Emma for sending in her story. If you would like to send in a story, poem, photo, drawing, or anything else for Reader Art of the Week, please do! Just send your art to email@example.com and I’ll post it up for all to see and enjoy.
Talk to you tomorrow!