Baby Talk

1999

Technical Aspects
Story length: 650 words/3 pages double spaced
Voice: Third person, past tense
Genre:General fiction
Copyrighted: 1999
Story information
Main character: An unnamed baby
Character description: A pre-verbal female infant
Supporting characters: The baby's mother, who encourages her to say "Mama."
Setting:Indeterminate; modern time, modern living quarters
General Plot
A baby plays with "baby toys" while wishing she was allowed to play with her mother's "toy," the telephone. Basic record of her thought process as she tries to tell her mother she wants to play with the phone instead of her own toys.
Information, inspiration, and other notes
I thought this story up while studying language acquisition for my child development class! I originally intended it to be a poem when I came up with the concept, but it came out as this.

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