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Reena’s Xploration Challenge #193

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #193



“Shhh! It’s your turn now”

Use this as the first or last line in your piece.

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“Shhh! It’s your turn now!” Charlie laughed and turned to Roger. “Let’s see you beat that,” Charlie teases his brother Roger. Ten-year-old Roger is unsure exactly how to make hand shadow puppets. He has watched 18 year old Charlie do it repeatedly, but he never quite got the hang of it.

Roger turns on the light and faces it to the wall like he had seen Charlie do. He placed his hand between the wall and the light, and a shadow appears, but it isn’t an animal or anything recognizable. “Charlie, come on and teach me how you do it. Your animals are so real, and I get lumps of unrecognizable blobs on the wall.”

Charlie gets out his laptop and looks up the chart where he first learned to make the shadow puppets. “Here, it shows you just how to hold your hands to make any of these animals.” He left Roger alone to practice. He didn’t tell him that it took him many months of constant practice before he got the animals to look like real animals. Charlie took off chuckling at his kid brother.

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