I like the one about the raccoon who plays blackjack

I’ve always liked making up stories — but like any great parlor trick it can appear really impressive even though it’s not that hard. I posted about my simple technique for sure-fire make-it-up yourself stories this week over at GNM Parents:

Step 2. I make the character need something.

“…and the clavicle decided it would like some ice cream. But it couldn’t find an ice cream shop!”

To check out the rest of the guaranteed technique — and the conclusion to my “The Clavicle Who Loved Ice Cream” story over at GNM, click here.

And if we ever run into each other at the playground — ask me for a story!

I’d really appreciate it, as a matter of fact: Boo’s already tired of them.