Archive August 2014

Writing children’s books is a crime. 0

Dear Bradshaw,

Arriving early to my afternoon lesson, I stopped on a side street next to my student’s office building, took out my mini-notebook, and jotted down an idea for a story. My student, Gianluca, works for a public institution located next to the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. So a police officer is posted in a security shack across the street.

I had enough time only to scribble a few words before I pocketed the notebook, and headed toward the building’s entrance. Immediately, the police officer exited the shack, rushed to the curb, and waved me over. Shocked and surprised, I pointed to my chest, and asked in Italian if he was talking to me, “Io?” continue reading »

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