Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old writes Elvis

The Ten-Year-Old has been an Elvis fan for at least six of her ten years. There have been a few rocky points in their relationship, however. Like that time The Four-Year-Old learned that Elvis didn’t really like cats. And then there was that dark December day in 2011 when Mommyo played Elvis’s Christmas album, and The (then) Four-Year-Old abruptly discovered her idol wasn’t perfect. She recovered, though, and with her usual optimism she decided that all her idol needed to find his way again was a timely bit of good advice.

So she wrote him a letter (or more accurately had me type out this letter in Word because “Not even Elvis can read your handwriting, Mommyo”):
Dear Elvis,

Your Christmas album has too many slow songs. Slow songs aren’t as pretty as the fast ones.


The Four-Year-Old

I haven’t quite figured out how to mail it yet.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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One Response to Throwback Thursday: The Four-Year-Old writes Elvis

  1. rayworth1973 says:

    Thanka, thanka verruh much.


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