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Name: Dot Emmentaler

Dot, because of the mark on her cheek and Emmentaler because it is her father’s favorite cheese.

Age: 14 in human years

Characteristic: Soft-spoken, dreaming, and curious

Background: Dot is the third oldest of a flock of siblings of 15.

When she was born, she was very underweight, and no one was sure she would make it, her parents were almost ready to say goodbye to her.
However, against all odds she lived, even though she has always been on the scrawny side. The family live in a house, at the edge of the wood, which consists of three pumpkins on top of each other, with stairs and small rooms.
They have lived there her entire life, and even if it is a little tight, they can manage. Her Mother is not as well as she used to be, and spends a lot of time in bed, shouting at the youngsters to be quiet when she needs rest.
Her dad is hardly ever at home, as he is providing for the family, collecting weed, corn or whatever he can get from the fields.

Dot is lucky to have a room for herself, as she is the oldest girl, and the next girl is only seven in human years.

She has decorated her room with lilies of the valley, and cornflowers, which she has found on her little adventures in the woods. She loves to spend time in the wood, jumping from rock to rock in the small creek, making flower crowns from daisies or climbing in the trees, where she can see all the way to the little human village a bit away.

She love to sit there and write, mostly poems, but sometimes stories where she dreams that she is the heroine. Stories about mouse heroines that save their villages from bad crows and big bears, with their skills and smartness, but sometime it is stories about forbidden or impossible love.

The one she is currently writing is named “ When the chestnuts fall” and is about the distinguished Henriette De Roquefort, and the infamous thief, Timothy, who promises to return to Henriette when the chestnuts falls.

Her poems are so rhythmical, that she sometimes make them into songs. According to herself the best one is called, “Snowflakes and summer dew”, but she is still working on it.

She can spend hours in the trees, even if she knows that she should be helping at home.

Her oldest big brother, Monty, shouts at her when she sneaks away from her responsibilities, but even though her mother needs the help, she has no problems with Dots writing.
She thinks that Dot has a talent, that she should not let go of, as long as she doesn`t forget about the real world.
In the evening Dot reads stories for the nine smallest mice. Her reading is so vivid, that all nine once started crying over a story about a mouse that was eaten by a fox, but thanks to her smartness, she got even the smart fox to spit her out again.

The older siblings like to pretend not to like Dots storytelling. However, they always listen in and admire their sister’s passion about the stories.

After the story, they all go to bed, except for Dot.
She opens her door on the first floor, and steps out on her balcony, looks at the stars and sings a couple of her poems, or write if she get the right idea.

Then she creeps into her bed and dreams about her travelling the world and writing as much as she can.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 6th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful!! Tell Sarah I said so, honey...so melancholy and sweet!

Sep. 7th, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much Mands.
I will tell Sarah and I am sure she will adore you comment.
She love when others like her stories and writing.
Sep. 6th, 2016 11:24 pm (UTC)
That was absolutely beautiful! And so clever too! Sarah has such a talent for setting the scene so I can easily picture it in my mind! And that drawing! She is SO SO SO good at drawing! Such a lovely story, and a beautiful picture too!
Sep. 7th, 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you soo much for your kind words, I know your opinion is treasured by Sarah.

The drawing is beautiful, I think I have some more of her drawing I haven`t posted here, so I will.

Sep. 7th, 2016 08:50 am (UTC)
It's a very lovely story, Sarah has such a great mind. I'm always impressed how she writes all these stories and not even in her native language. :)
Sep. 7th, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetheart, I know that your opinion is important to Sarah.
I`ll let her know what you think.
Sep. 8th, 2016 08:12 am (UTC)
Sep. 7th, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC)
Sorry, Pippii! My days have been crazy.

This was so cute. I really enjoyed reading it. Sarah, you are turning into a fabulous young lady and your writing is very mature and well-thought out. You have a great idea.
Sep. 12th, 2016 02:34 pm (UTC)
Don`t be sorry I know how it is.

Thank you so much for your kind words for Sarah, se appreciates you help and support.

Oct. 16th, 2016 06:52 pm (UTC)
This new job is eating my life.

Very welcome!

Sep. 8th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
Aw this was lovely. What a great idea for a character - I could see this being a recurring character if Sarah were to write some of Dot's adventures.

Given that the story is about mice and uses cheese names, has Sarah ever read any of the Geronimo Stilton series of books? I don't know how far abroad they're spread; I think they're originally American or Canadian (definitely written in English). The kids at my kids' school love them, though only one of my boys enjoyed them. It might be something she'd like if she hasn't, I just wondered if maybe that was her inspiration.

Thanks for sharing this and for participating in the 100 days of happy. I'm glad K started this and got us to join her. :)
Sep. 12th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I will pass the idea of a series to Sarah.

Sarah doesn`t know that series but I will tell her about it. I just think she got the idea and for a Dot story and went with it.
A few years back, she and I wrote a story - with Sarahs illustrations - about a pig named Gysse. I think maybe that has been some sort of inspiration.
She is also writing a M/M story - so sweet and innocent - so she is an all around writer at the age of 15 ;)

I like the 100 days of Happy, even if I don`t get aroung every day.

Sep. 13th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
That's lovely. I used to write stories when I was around the 13-14 year old age. It's fun to make up stories and so nice to hear that she already has ideas and likes different styles and genres.

It's nice to remember the good things that make us happy even if they're small. I don't get here every day either but it's okay, we come and post and read when we can. :)

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