BEITELMAN | 8TH PERIOD | SPRING 2012
Pick one, mix-and-match, or just freelance on your own:
THE 300-WORD STORY:
Write a 300-word story. Exactly 300 words. It should have a beginning, middle, and an end. Include one sympathetic character who’s very different from you in some obvious way. Maybe she grew up in Thailand and you grew up here. Maybe he’s a boy and you’re not. Maybe she never knew her mother or maybe he’s rich. The important thing is this: different and sympathetic. Set the story in a place and time you know extremely well.
“WE’RE KICKING OUT ANYONE WHO CAN’T DANCE.”
Use the quote above (about dancing) as the climax of a scene or story.
WHERE ARE WE?
…and what happens next?
Make a list of every best friend you’ve ever had. Describe each of them in a sentence or two. Remember: use specific nouns and verbs. Try to remember an important scene in the story of your life with one of them, with dialogue and everything. Feel free to draw that scene, comic book style. Or write it out as a scene or story. Change what needs to be changed.
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