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11.  Maya Angelou said “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way s/he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” Tell a story in which a character has to deal with one, two, or all three of these scenarios. How does your character respond?

12.  If you only had one window to look out of for the next six months, what would you want to see on the other side? Describe the view. How would it change?

13.  “Did she actually just say that?” Write a scene that includes this line.

14.  What if your pet could only talk to you at midnight for an hour?

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A few more possible topics:

6. Imagine a world where sharks swim in the forest and somehow you find yourself lost in the woods.

7. If you were forced to spend the rest of your life in a library, a museum or a zoo, which would it be and why?

8. “I was so mortified, I wanted to crawl in a hole!” Write a short narrative (fiction or nonfiction) where this is your first sentence.

9. “When I stepped outside, the whole world smelled like…” Write a scene that starts with that line.

10. tell this story

Extra credit (1)

Looking for extra credit in Ms Hanser’s class?

Choose one of these five topics and write around 150 words about it.

You can either hand it on paper or post it on the students’ corner!


1. Create a brand new holiday with its own traditions, rituals, foods, and activities.

2. Tell this story: “Well, I thought it was going to be a regular summer doing all our regular things…”

3. What animal would judge us the most? Write a scene (based on truth or fiction) where two or more people are doing something silly, and they’re being observed and criticized by animals.

4. Write about someone who has no enemies. Is it even possible?

5. Write about the best piece of advice you ever received.