Thursday, March 29, 2012

Springtime! - Writing Prompt

I've been thinking about how tricky the English language can be.  Imagine you are a newcomer to America and you are trying to learn the meaning of a lot of new words, one of them being the word spring. You might become a bit confused when you hear people speaking about spring.

One person might say, I'm so glad Spring is finally here and the flowers are beginning to bloom.

Another might be overheard saying on a hike, "I'm very thirsty. I can hardly wait until we reach the spring so I can get a drink of cool water.

What would he or she think upon hearing someone describe another person by saying she always has a spring in her step?

What helps you jump high on your pogo stick? A spring, of course!

Write a story about spring depicting any of it's meanings and if you think of any more, post them here. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy writing. I'm off for a lunch date with my friend. If I'm lucky she will spring for the check.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Forward - Writing Prompt

Last Sunday we moved our clocks forward one hour giving us an extra hour of daylight each day. This is called Daylight Saving Time. Of course we know there are still only 24 hours in a day but, what if you could add an hour to your day whenever you needed it. What would you do with that time? Would you be able to save the hours in a time bank and spend them when wanted to stay up late or take a day off from school?

Write a story about time and how spend it or save it. Storee would like a few more minutes each day to spend on her writing. ADDIE might like to play outside longer on a nice day, and Critique, well she wouldn't mind a longer nap now and then.  Have fun and if you feel like sharing you are always welcome to post your story here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012