Hudson’s Monster Story
This seemed like a good post to follow-up my last one, Hudson’s List of Scary Things. He’s recently started preschool and had an assignment to make-up a story that has characters and setting. Here’s what he came up with:
“A monster came to me and ate me. I spent the rest of the night in the monster’s belly. Then the monster puked me out. I went home and then I washed myself up in the bathtub.” – The End
If I were doing a critical analysis of this untitled work, I’d say the protagonist is Hudson (also the narrator) and the antagonist is the monster. There are several settings: the monster’s belly, the bathtub, and Hudson’s home are named. We don’t know where our hero is when the story begins as he’s confronted with the monster or where the monster spewed him. A toilet, maybe? Ew.
Seriously though – and this is the important part – there is a moral to this story. You might find yourself in the belly of a monster, figuratively speaking, but you’ll make it out. You’ll get back home, wash off the yuck, and your life will go on.
It’s good to be reminded of that every once in awhile. Especially when it’s from a really cute preschooler.