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5.3.1: Narration Activity- A story in one sentence

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    Now that you've seen the four different types of sentence in English, may I encourage you to try making one of your own? The fun part of this activity is that it doesn't have to be serious, and your story can and should be as silly as you're feeling right now! If you've ever wondered what it takes to write stories, let me make a bold claim: all it takes is a sentence!


    1. Write a story with a setting (time and place), beginning, middle, end, and at least one character in one sentence.
    2. If you would like to practice, write a sequel! Heck, write a trilogy!
    3. If you are unsure about grammar and mechanics choices you are making, consider asking an instructor or tutor to examine your work.

    Sample submissions

    The rabbits ran in from the moonlit field, sniffling with terror, their fluffy tails tucked between their haunches as they fled the mutant turnips; no one knows what the scientists put in the RoundUp that year, but it sure made the turnips get turnt up, and despite their muscles and fangs, they were simply too weak to break our windows and bug the rabbits who fell sound asleep cuddled around me on an armchair--did I spray RoundUp on the carrots, though?

    Around three in the morning the baby monitor started blinking and Jeremicah seemed to be talking to someone, so I sent my wife to investigate as I huddled under the covers, perplexed and suffering indigestion at the thought of who, or what, our son was speaking to at this hour, but my wife never came back, and now I am inches away from his door, straining to hear what is happening; I open the door to see my wife and child playing pinochle with a humanoid root vegetable, maybe a parsnip, but one with a mouth, tiny arms, teeth, and legs, so I assume grandma has turned into a mutant turnip because she's the only person in the house who knows how to play pinochle.