Open up a new document in your word processing program. Type one of the following paragraph story starters and complete the story. Your story must be between one and two pages long. Be creative! Remember that all story starters are graded for accuracy, so check your work carefully.
STORY STARTER ONE
Her leg was hurting and she walked slowly up the three flights of stairs. There was a window open on the top landing and a slight breeze ruffled the curtain. There was no bulb in the light fitting which swung gently backwards and forwards, but moonlight shone on the top few steps.
STORY STARTER TWO
The Indian moved soundlessly forward and stopped in the shadow of the lodge pole pine. Shading his eyes he looked for several minutes across the bare landscape of red and yellow rocks and down to the road which wound far below along the canyon floor. Then he saw a movement, the slightest puff of dust, and he began to smile.
(Story starter taken from Telling Tales Activity Center.