A new creature rages in the classrooms of Language Arts teachers everywhere.
He is called the LitNar.
This mythological beast has a taste for twice-chewed words. Too, he has a bad habit of swallowing kids’ writing histories.
Be warned; it could happen to you.
The LitNar, in one yawn, opens wide his toothy mouth… and speaks in your old words.
Thus, you must–for your own sake–keep writing and rewriting so, when this creature opens his mouth and regurgitates your verbal vomit, his words ring truer than before.
Should you choose to bring life to your very own LitNar (for, though uncreated by you, he does still exist in your mind), be sure to take responsibility: he must be fed daily.
*literacy narrative: a first-person account of your writing history [http://blackcolumbus.osu.edu/theProject/whatisnarrative]