I gave a writing prompt to my very gifted 7-year-old student. The prompt, Inference in Writing, is a color picture of a small plane that has crashed in the snow. The pilot is trying to repair the plane with a snowshoe. The student is directed to write about the scene without using the words snow or plane. Inference requires that a writer give clues about a subject - not say anything explicitly. Alexander drew 13 cartoon panels (boxes) with bubbles for dialog. That was his amazing response to the prompt. After the tutoring session was over, I headed for the laptop and produced the following short based on his cartoon. Alexander likes tales about cops, soldiers, FBI agents, secret agents, security guards, guns, and knives...and he likes poetry.