In creative writing club on Thursdays, students have been writing mini saga stories: complete tales consisting of only 50 words that have an unexpected ending. Students have been thinking about their use of verbs and descriptive devices.

I had been in captive for seemingly days on end. There was no light, just darkness. I shook the dust off my hand. I heard a mouse scuttle across the floor-boards. All of a sudden, light ate away at the darkness and a figure stood there. “Open to page 50.” (Lila B)

In my room, I heard a deadly growl from the corner. I hid under my bed and shivered with fear. It was creeping around and hunting for food. I felt it right next to me snarling with its deadly jaws. Then I looked out. My cuddly pet cat was hungry. (Dhruv P) 

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