BC: Praise for "The First Tears" A marvel of writing - The New York Times A fresh new view - Oprah Open's the imagination - Sintia
FC: The First Tears By: Terra Lynn Smith
1: Once upon a time there was a boy named Crythius, he didn't like girls. | Crythius
2: Until he met Lythia, a pretty girl who lived down the street. | Lythia
3: He asked his mother what she thought about Lythia. She said, "Lythia is mean, don't like her." | Mother
4: But Crythius didn't care. He liked Lythia too much.
5: He ran outside and thought about Lythia.
6: Sunddenly he thought of something, "What if I showed Lythia how much I like her!"
7: Crythius ran to tell Lythia, when he got there he said, " Hi Lythia, I'm Crythius and I really like you." | LOVE
8: Lythia was surprised, "Oh, I like you to!" Crythius was so happy, he jumped in the air. | He's kinda cute
9: Crythius said, "I want to prove it to you! So, we can have a contest and who ever wins can marry you." | Marry her!
10: Lythia liked that idea, "Ok" she said, "That will be great, the contest will be to drink the most water in the lake!" | Ok!
11: Crythius asked, "Who am I doing the contest with?" Lythia replied, "Lord Poodle." | Nerd!!
12: Crythius knew that Lord Poodle wasn't very strong, or big, he thought about how easy this would be! | Lord Poodle
13: Crythius, Lythia, and Lord Poodle all went to the lake. They got into the water, and Lythia said, "Ready, Set, Go!" | Ready, Set, Go!
14: Crythius drank and drank and drank all the water he could till Lythia said to stop. | I drank so much water!
15: Crythius looked at Lord Poodle, he hadn't drank much water at all, Crythius had won! | I didn't drink very much water!
16: But Lythia said that Lord Poodle won, but that was crazy! Crythius yelled, "But I drank more water!" | I won, I drank more water than Lord Poodle
17: Lythia said, "That may be true but Lord Poodle is richer than you are!" Lythia walked off with Lord Poodle, leaving Crythius alone. | He's richer!
18: Crythius ran home to tell his mom what a mean person Lythia was. Then, he felt a drop of water come down his cheek.
19: Crythius didn't know what this was and said to his mother, "Lythia has put a spell on me so that I may have water come from my eyes!" | Under a spell
20: The truth was that he had drank so much water that it came out his eyes. | From inside the body
21: Nobody could say why water came from his eyes, he just assumed it was natural, then everyone started, they thought it had to be a disease. | Crythius has a disease! I hope he will be alright! | Do you think it can spread? | I have it to, see the water!
22: Crythius found that people who only like people for their money aren't very nice. He spent years trying to imagine Lythia happy with Lord Poodle, but could not. | ?
23: Crythius later would find a beautiful princess named Tierra, they got married and lived happily ever after!
24: The End By: Terra Smith
25: About the Author Terra has written one's child's story. She thought about all the things that made her sad. | Then she thought about tears and how they were made. She made up the story of Crythius. She lives in Surprise, Arizona with her family. Terra loves writing and will be writing another soon. "I love writing, it's my passion." - Terra Smith