Fan Fiction

Last week, Zoë obsessively searched the Internet for images of Darth Maul. This week, she is all about Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars. As for me, I’ve started using Yoda speak around the house — teeth brushed, you should.

For at least two years now, she has written and told herself stories based on texts, games or movies that she has experienced. It just seems to be a part of her fabric to process narrative in this way.

Sadly, in this story, Ahsoka has been captured by Jabba the Hutt and seems conscripted to slavery à la Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi. The details of the “unhygienic clothing” (Zoë’s words) are particularly accurate, as are the expressions on Jabba’s wretched face. The story is not yet done…but I suspect the friends will be back to free Ahsoka from her terrible captor…stay tuned.




2 Replies to “Fan Fiction”

  1. Michelle, I am so enthralled by Zoe’s drawings. (I’ve been a fan since you first showed me her working at the college library) It’s really great to see her reflecting on films she’s seen as well as finding ways to continue the story and play through art. How long can this last? I hope for a very long time.

    1. Anne – thanks so much for your comment and encouraging words!! I, too, hope she never stops reading, writing, visualizing, playing and integrating ideas from the many texts in her life in this way. I will most certainly pass on your thoughts to Zoe as well 🙂

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