“The Super Incredible Smoke Seer” by K.C. Lam, age 10

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You can make your main character sound more heroic by starting your story with some made-up facts about them. In the first few lines of his story “The Super Incredible Smoke Seer”, published in our 2011 book “Tall Tales Astonishing Acts”, K.C. Lam builds up his character to epic proportions.

They say he could go into a fire without getting hurt. They say he could live in a desert. They say he never drank water. They say he was born in a volcano. They say that when he was angry, he turned into a dragon.

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