The inspiration for Memoirs of a Village Boy came from a combination of the current assignment writing a short story between 250 and 300 words and having it contain all elements of a complete tale as well as be descriptive and the prior week’s assignment, a memoir about myself. I am an avid fiction reader and writer. I wanted to not only write a good story that pulled in my readers; I wanted to blow my professor away. As I hoped, my story drew in positive feedback as well as constructive criticism. The content of the short story in this portfolio is a revised edition based on suggestions of my peers and professor.