It's Magical

December 1, 2017

 

What does the word magic mean to you? Does it conjure up memories of your childhood? Or something you one day hope for? 

 

Christmas is often considered a magical time of the year. And today, people of all ages love a good story about magic. But magic doesn't have to be as grand as Harry Potter, with wizards and castles. Magic can happen in small places like under the mushrooms in your back yard or under the floorboards of a dusty attic. Writers escape deep into their imaginations to find magic in the most unlikely places. 

 

Some of the greatest stories found magic in ordinary places. Alice entered Wonderland by falling down a rabbit hole. The Shepherd children (Jumanji) escaped into a board game. Lucy, Edmond, Peter, and Susan (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe) entered a new world through a wardrobe. These are common places that opened up a magical world for each author. 

 

Where is your magic place? 

WRITING PROMPT:  Think about a place you considered magical, either today or when you were much younger. What was magical about it? Was it an ordinary thing that opened the door to something extraordinary? Let your imagination go to this new place and explore. Write it down. Can you create a story from the magic you find there? Try it. 

 

 

 

 

 

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CAROLYN BENNET FRAISER is a published writer and creative writing instructor in Brevard, North Carolina, where she enjoys helping youth find their passion for writing. 

Carolyn is available to speak to children and youth about creative writing at your school or special event. 

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