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Humanitarian Crisis
era group score: 20023
total group score: 66551
total players: 103

Tasks / Circle Time

Write a children's story (illustrations included). Read it to a child.

1 to 100 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: Humanitarian Crisis
Created by Morse Kode

Terms: bureaucracyofinspire

3 completed :: 13 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 13th, 2008 1:09 PM

Fulfilling this task would fill up a definite hole inside me. I could not illustrate my way out of a paper bag but I do have an idea for a story to tell (and am a writer by trade). Any illustrators want to play together? My idea has a name, and its name is "The Big Grin."

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posted by susy derkins on October 13th, 2008 4:13 PM

Oh, wow, may I suggest her?

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posted by Luai Lashire on November 27th, 2008 9:42 PM

Does a previously written story count?
Does a book I co-wrote with my little brother count?
Does the child have to be one you have not met before?

posted by Waldo Cheerio on November 28th, 2008 12:08 AM

Writing a pre-existing story would be ok, particularly if copied from oral tradition. Definitely bonus points for telling an original story.
Coauthorship is encouraged, and will please Erdos.
Reading a story to a child you know is good. Kids need stories read to them, and bonding is an option available with known kids much more so than with strangers. Then again, unknown children may most need an imaginative story.

I see that my phrasing was extremely poor. Oops.
posted by Luai Lashire on November 28th, 2008 8:00 AM

Ah, see, I meant a story I had already written. I wrote a children's book a few years ago.
I will probably go with the book I am in the process of co-writing with my little brother, though. It is cuter, easier to illustrate, and involves cats. Also it's a true story, which makes it cooler.

answers pt. II
posted by Morse Kode on December 5th, 2008 11:37 AM

It would be preferred if the story were an original although a new take with illustrations on a classic has the potential to end wonderfully. Collaborations with both players and non-players is always encouraged, and all children need stories, it doesn't matter if you know them or not.

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posted by GYØ Vicki on February 8th, 2009 12:59 PM

I've done this retrospectively: Warren the Rabbit in Hop Through Time!


Apologies if the images are huge...

writer in search of person with drawing skillzes
posted by Mistress MeiMei on September 7th, 2009 7:10 PM

although im by no means a "talented" writer, i do have a passion for it. ^^ but i dont get much stick figures. =v.v=
if there are any people out there who might be interested in collaborating, give me a shout. =}


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Circle Time by Developer Pixie September 13th, 2010 7:50 PM

I was woken up by my mother today very early so we wouldn't be late for a very important day. As i tugged on the clothes she'd picked out for me, she flustered around the house in a very agitated manner. She was very nervous for the day to come, b...

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Circle Time by Rin Brooker April 21st, 2009 10:18 PM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO FINALLY! I started this task a few months ago with the creation of Dragonfly, the carefree robot star of a book I made as a work of art. I used a book called Death Had Two Sons for my base and painted, drew, glued, cut and burned ...

25 + 52 points :: 6 comments :: 14 votes
Circle Time by Daniel February 12th, 2009 6:36 PM

As soon as looked at this task I immediately thought of a project I did in 8th grade. We had to write a children’s story and read it to the second graders. For my story I wrote a fractured fairy tale (go, Rocky and Bullwinkle). I didn’t want to ...

25 + 8 points :: 3 comments :: 3 votes