A Seventh Grade Story

Today I gave my junior high students this writing assignment: Select a memory from your own life, but tweak it so that it becomes fiction. You can make it sci-fi, add new characters, change the setting, etc. but it has to be based on a true life event. Here is a story that had me laughing…

Catch the Sun

It’s been a while since I have done a creative writing post. Today, I have three short stories that I would like to share with you. I remember when I was writing my high school English practice exam and one of the prompts that they gave us was this picture: So I decided to use…

Let’s Get Creative!

Looking for some creative writing prompts for your class? I have been frequenting this lovely website every time I am in need of a unique and “out of the box” topic! There are over 300 prompts to choose from ranging from serious to poetic to silly. Some that I particularly like include: Write a fictional scary…

Unexpected Poetry

As you may or may not know, I have always enjoyed creative writing, whether it is reading or writing it. So naturally, I have my students do a little creative writing every now and then. For the most recent one, I gave them a picture and they had to create a story just by looking…