Today you have come with really bizarre stories (written individually or collectively). You got so excited and carried away by the activities. I hope you are going to post them, so that other people (students and teachers alike) may a good sound laughter themselves!
The first activity was sparkled by the book "The Write-Brain". We will use other activities from it. It is a well of "funny" and "quite bizarre" or "unsual" creative writing exercises (if we can call them such!).
I am going to write the activity for those who were not in class today and would love to carry out the activity for the sake of having fun.
Choose ONE word taht most appeals to you: trophy, bible, inhale, giraffe, weed, lava, crush, banana, mask, fender, gas.
Choose ONE setting that most appeals to you: at a circus, during a war, in a space station, under a full moon, on a beach, at a park.
Choose ONE starting phrase that most appeals to you: if I could stop, I once asked, the first day, if you must know, the hurricane neared.
Start your story with this phrase, and incorporate the setting and word.
Everybody had to hast to the reception area because a hurrican was going to hit London very soon. I could not believe my ears. It must be a joke they are playing on us I said. Just like the one of the imminent attack of the aliens (Orson Welles’s style?) I wondered they do not know how to entertain their visitors any longer. They always need to push things to the extreme, to have you on the edge of your seat. BUT when I raised my eyes I saw black clouds moving in a sort of strange whirl. A soft wind raised, but it blew stronger and stronger and emitted a sort of eerie groan. My little son, unaware of what was happening, was standing next to the gorillas’ area. I had given him a banana, he was starving he said. One of the forillas, which obviously having animal instict perceived the approaching hurrican, climbed out of the security area. Believe it or not, my son was giving him part of his banana. What am I going to do now? Mummy, look at it, he is just as hungry as I am. (TO BE CONTINUED!)
This is just a "taste" of the bizarre stories we wrote collectively today. Please post the others.
This story took place in a little town near ROme, where there were just a few people. It was a hot summer day. On one side there was Johnny Depp, the most handsome man in the world. Nearby was Mona Lisa. She was so fat. I did not immediately recognize her. She came from the past. He said to her: damn, you look like a dumb ass, is taht why you are here in hell? Are you enjoying it here? She replied to him "I’m going to do it, but not with you around!". The consequence was he left and then she started missing him, and she called him back but he did not hear and they never spoke again.
Post your individual stories. The ones you read out in class were just great.
See you next week.