Earnestine Scott

Holly Springs, MS

Earnestine Scott

Holly Springs, MS

My father had a wonderful way of entertaining adults and children. His method of telling stories for fun and moral and social improvement always fascinated me. He could use the clouds, a stick, a flower an animal’s foot tracks, anything, you name it, and develop a wonderfully believable story around that one object. As a child, I waited with great anticipation for an opportunity to become a memorable story teller.

I grew up on a farm in Mississippi where farmers would come and linger for the making of the sorghum molasses and the great stories my father would tell. I listened with great excitement and would retell his stories over and over.

One day, he listened to me make up a story about the talking grass. “You are a fine teller of stories. I hope one day you will write them down.” From that, I made up stories every day giving life to objects and things other people ignored or took for granted.

Now I apply pen to paper and fingers to computer so that others may read and enjoy a story and experience a visit in the maybe and could be world of imagination.

  • Work
    • Retired Educator
  • Education
    • Masters in English and Masters in Leadership