Saturday, February 1, 2014

Writing Promt: Map

Here's what another teen wrote on the writing prompt: Map. She had 7 minutes to write.

By Laurie

I act like I am surprised, but I'm really not. There is a map that shows on my hand beneath the dirt in the creases. Only I know it's a map. I've guess I've known that ever since I was a little girl, although I never truly thought it was true, till now. 

Now, I can finally find my way to freedom, finally out of this prison. Wait! I hear footsteps and see a figure in the distance, so I quickly wash the dirt off my hands and my map. Freedom will have to wait for another time.

"Sara! What are you doing out here? You should be in your bed chamber!"

"Yes, sorry, My Lady, I was just washing up after the work."

What do you think? What kind of prison is Sara in? 
How did the map get on her hand? 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Writing Prompt: Map

Today's writing prompt is "Map".

Here's what Elizabeth wrote for this prompt:

There once was a map that was hidden deep, deep in the inky black forest. It was buried there by Indians who found it in the year 266 BC. It was buried by the last two Snok Indians, a little boy and a little girl by the names of Little Fish and Talking Shrimp. They were the only ones left because this map had led their relatives into the pit, a place so deep and dark that it went forever down into the ground. Their parents' screams still echo in their minds like a horror movie where a child is killed gruesomely. 

The children buried the map and their ancestors would find it again one day.

What do think will happen when the "ancestors" find the map? Is the map evil? Who made the map?

What would you write for this prompt? 
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What's Up With This Blog?

One of our main blog writers, Pam, has moved away (we miss you, Pam!), so 1st Writes blog has suffered. I haven't been writing much, so I haven't had anything to post. I am, however, leading a teen writing group, called 1st Writes - Teen Edition. We meet weekly and write on writing prompts, usually for about seven minutes and then we share with each other. The teens have been begging me to "publish" their stories. Perhaps, this blog is the place to do it. I'm going to think and pray on it. Perhaps, new life will soon some to 1st Writes blog. Blessings to you, friends.