Tag: Short Story

Words Not Spoken

Write a story featuring the “words not spoken” in a <a href="relationship“>relationship between a father and son. Develop some otherwise common object as a metaphor for the “words not spoken” between a father and son: stone, hammer, photograph, hockey sweater,

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Language Barrier

Write a story that features a “language barrier” in a relationship between a mother and daughter. For example, have the two come into conflict over a misunderstanding of some new 21st century words: “selfie”, “hashtag”, “follower”, “salty”, or “wheeling”. Read

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“He was terrified of small spaces and she knew”

Write a short story with the first line – “He was terrified of small spaces and she knew” – and containing some sort of direct reference to each of the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclop√¶dia_Britannica http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Genealogy_of_Morality https://www.edx.org

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Write a Short Story

Imagine your story is already done: Who is the hero in your story? Explain why you think so. What is the turning point? In what way does your protagonist change? What is the overall message and mood? Is humour an

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26 Letters

Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.

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Vicious Tyrant

Would assassination or civil war ever be a justifiable response to rule by tyranny? What would you do if the leader of your country became a vicious tyrant? Respond with a short story or narrative essay.

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Short Story Mask

Write a short story that features a character wearing a physical mask.

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Vandals

Write a modern short story in which your protagonist discovers they are a rare descendant of the Vandals.

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Suffering Makes You Stronger

Write a short story to test the claim that suffering makes you stronger.

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