Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
The child is calling his mum and he sings a lullaby, he's eating a snack. He is thinking a lot of things, he's a lot to express. He's crying, he wants his mum. His name is Maurizio, Eugenio, Paolo. He is dreaming that the school will go better, his teacher is strict and mean, when she is mad she ask him to put his hands on the desk and hit them with a stick or has him down on his knees over the pebbles.
the child has a family, a fascist family of 4, he has 2 younger brothers: Mario and Andrea. His father is called Antonio Pietro, he is a farmer, a metal worker, a carpenter, a type writer. the father is at work now and the child goes on calling his mother, his brothers are out in the garden playing football-
The child isn't feeling good, his mother is probably out to take water from the well, he is frightened to be alone, he cries, it is time to call the doctor, maybe the child got hurt falling down when he was running after the chickens. He really wants mum, the doctor and some friends to play with. he could have a peritonitis.
the house is in the country, this is a farming family, there's a bare landscape outside. There were 2 dogs but now they are dead since the thieves poisoned them, one was called Lupin.
The house has 3 stores, the kitchen is on the ground floor, the bedrooms are on the first floor and on the second floor there is the barn. In the kitchen there is a fireplace with a pot to make polenta, there were no stoves. The child pet is a cat, the name is Fuffi but in the house there are also ants, mice, rabbits and turtles.
Mum is coming after her works, the child will heal and maybe after school he'll start to work. He is now 5 or 6 at the primary school. He is not very ill now and his mother is not going to call the doctor. He made an excuse to avoid school. He is a stinker, a slob. He doesn't like geography and is afraid of his teacher who hits him with a stick. When he grows up he'll be a delivery guy, he'll marry a woman and create his own family maybe he'll be a slob because he has been mistreated, or he'll become a baker.
We are in the 50' or 60' after the war. he'll be poor never rich but he'll have a wife and children. He has a lot to say and if his parents had have money enough he could have gone to college, also he dreamed to be an altar boy.