by Titus A.
Once upon a time there was a squirrel called Timmy, aged nine. Timmy was trying to get to a nut tree because there were almost no more nuts in his house.
Timmy said, “Good night!” He closed his eyes and ran away.
The saber tooth tiger said, “I’m out of here,” and away he went to chase Timmy.
The saber tooth tiger tried to grab the zip-line, but fell off the cliff. Finally, Timmy got off the zip-line. It was a fun ride, but Timmy didn’t know someone else was watching him.
Just then, a forest leopard appeared and pounced on Timmy. He put his claws around Timmy and trapped him. Timmy was frightened. He didn’t know that the leopard had been spying on him.
Suddenly a knife hit the leopard in the chest! A bunny named Kate had rescued Timmy!
After Timmy and Kate were introduced, he found out that Kate was three years old. She was up in a tree and had a cute voice. What a cute little bunny.
After chatting with Kate for a while, Timmy found a motorcycle that had two seats. He and Kate were walking toward it, until they found a mammoth was running after them. The were running now too.
All of a sudden, they found a secret hiding place. They went through a little hole to escape the mammoth, and looked around for about an hour, until they came upon…. a huge pile of nuts!
Titus’ story is the SECOND in a series of stories I will be posting in the next several weeks. These are the fruit of a whirlwind 2-day Workshop on Writing that I taught to 3rd-7th grade home schooled kids in Malawi. These stories are first drafts (from scratch), written in the few days between the workshops. I think they did a terrific job!
Titus followed the story structure in his story, that I taught in the workshop. First introduce your character and a problem he faces. Then show him overcoming obstacles in the way of his success. Lastly give an appropriated ending. He did it!
I know Titus would really appreciate a comment or word of encouragement from you! Thanks!