Saturday, June 10, 2017

Juvenelia: Flight into Space


I have written about how I was space crazy as a girl. I enjoyed make-believe play about going to outer space or being visited by space aliens. I dressed my Midge doll in 'Gone Fishing' and pretended she was Philip, the boy from Mars. How I ignored those curves is an act of imagination all in itself! My first story, The Saucer in Her Yard, was about a space alien stranded on earth. I wrote it in Seventh Grade. And in junior high, I filled scrapbooks with articles about the Space Race. 
from my scrap book

As I sorted through my memorabilia I came across this cartoon series I wrote as a teenager, perhaps at age 14 or 15. 'Flight into Space' has been edited to 'Fright into Space.' 





Here are links to Space Race books I have read recently:
Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2017/05/apollo-8-thrilling-story-of-first.html

Space Man by Mike Massimino
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-real-right-stuff-spaceman-by-mike.html

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2017/02/hidden-figures-by-margot-lee-shetterly.html

I made When Dreams Came True to celebrate Apollo 11
https://theliteratequilter.blogspot.com/2014/07/when-dreams-came-true-apollo-lunar.html
detail from When Dreams Came True
by Nancy A. Bekofske