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I think you have realised a way of gaining ideas for stories. I have seen many stories written based on movies and TV. It's not a matter of copying the story, it's just getting an idea and seeing where it leads.
Most places I go I have a notepad and pen with me just in case I have a story idea. When an idea comes, I write it down and keep it. It's too easy to forget ideas if we don't note then down. When I have the time to write, I look through the ideas and choose one or sometimes start on another idea.
What is my favourite of the stories I've written? I write two challenges a week mostly with a 100 words limit. Can you imagine one challenge asked me to write my autobiography (life story) in only six words? What did I write?
Seeking ways to make a difference.
It's now my motto (words I live by).
There are now over 190 stories in my writing blog. I'll share a recent one and it's picture. We were asked to use "ARGH, MATEY!" in a story of 100 plus the prompt words, 102 words. Some of the words are a little harder. All of my stories are G rated. There is a glossary (list of harder words and the meanings I meant in the story) at the end of this post. See what you think...
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Captain Silver Beard Jones eyed his motley crew, “ARGH, MATEY!”
Audible sighs were heard.
“Today’s the day we separate the crew from plank walkers.”
Another sigh as one whispered, “I knew it! Another spelling test!”
The first few times the class had seen their teacher’s alter ego, they’d enjoyed the fun but they soon learned it was his way of breaking the tension when he intended giving a test. This time they were ready.
Captain Silver Beard Jones was shocked, “Everyone scored 100%.”
The class smiled at their bountiful plunder. Their teacher had forgotten to erase their spelling list from the board.
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My favourite story overall was written in 2011. It is over 48,000 words and was called "Samuel Samantha". It tells of a boy who has unusual experiences with friends. Perhaps one day I will see if it can be published but, so far, only family has read it.
Writing allows us to create worlds and share them and their characters with others but I think you already know that. Keep writing! 🙂
Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia