I'm looking to swap picture book stories with someone. I'd like to provide and receive feedback, suggestions, thoughts, tips, etc. I currently have a story about two girls who get caught in a bad rainstorm on an island surrounded by a raging creek due to the storm. The story takes place at their rural home that a creek runs through and is called Someone Is Coming.
Here is an overview:
Eight-year-old Dana and her seven year old sister Amanda thought sleeping in a tent not far from their country backyard would be safe. That is until a sudden storm strikes in the middle of the night on an island surrounded by a fast-rising creek. Dana wants to cross the fallen tree with her sister and their dog Emily, but a dark figure appears on the tree; SOMEONE IS COMING. As the oldest, eight-year-old Dana feels it her duty to protect her sister and is not sure a flashlight, or their dog Emily, will do that.
SOMEONE IS COMING is an approximately 554 word suspense story meant as a picture book for ages 5-8. The main character experiences responsibility for others’ safety. The lesson of accountability is then strengthened through her father by example. I believe audiences will remember this story because of its character building abilities for children and its fast-pace.