Telling a good story is tough. Telling a a good first-person story is tougher.
A first-person story is narrated from the perspective of a character who is speaking directly about herself.
“My name is James, for short they call me Jay. You know…Jay? Like Jay-Z? He’s like my role model. Something like a father to me- cuz only God knows who my real father is, what his name is, or where he stays. I have dreams to be successful, to make it out of the hood, and to know what it’s like to be worry-free…. like my boy, Jay-Z.
I worry about what we will eat, if the lights will get cut off, if the water will actually come out of the faucet when I turn it on this time, or if I will hear the rent man banging on our door again fussing at my momma. When I start worrying a lot, I always roll up a blunt to ease my mind. All of my worries become giggles and all of my troubles, that were so serious just a second ago, become jokes.”
Brittany agreed to read her story aloud for us. I think you’ll be blown away at how she captured this young man — his hopes, his challenges, his voice, his story.
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