Later I had to run some errands. The kids stayed home together. When I returned, Jessica was sitting in between Alyssa and Ryan. They were hard at work on their own stories and Jessica was going back and forth to help each of them. They had never before shown an interest in creating stories when I had initiated it, but with Jessica's guidance Alyssa wrote 2 chapters and Ryan completed 2 pages. They couldn't wait to read their works to me. I was amazed to see how she had used her passion to spark the imagination of her siblings.
I guess I have three writing buddies now! :)