Don, do you have a favorite short story?
Javier, what inspires your poetry?
Will there be a sequel to When the Day Ends... and Dreams Begin?
Don - How do you start a story?
These are stories I told my children as they were growing up.
I typically tell my storioes at night when they are going to bed. I tuck my child into bed and then I lay next to them and begin to tell a story. I usually choose a simple subject like a duck, a puddle, a rock and the story unfolds as I talk. The subject has a personalty, is kind and funny and has a message that is often very positive. I don’t do scary stories and I don’t do stories where anyone gets hurt. I want my children to think of all things with a personalty, a cloud, the rain,a flower or a stone as important and part of the texture of life.
We are all in this together is my basic theme in storytelling. The stories generally are not long but contain a lot of detailed information. I tell the story with enthusiasm and my child listens carefully but get sleepy as I talk. When I am done I kiss my child on the forehead and say goodnight. We both can’t wait until tomorrow night, who knows what the story will be about and what adventure will take place.