Friday, November 9, 2007

Creative Writing FUN












For a switch, I want to give you an opportunity to stretch your creative muscle.

Choose one of the following assignments and post it to the blog. Identify the assignment by letter. You are welcome to choose more than one and post more than one. Also, I encourage you to respond to one another with words of encouragement. To succeed, take time to think about adjectives, interjecting literary devices, word choice, etc. Have fun!!!!!!





A) Describe a landscape as seen by a bird. Do not mention the bird.

B) Write a short scene of dialogue where a dog and a cat flirt with one another.

C) Describe a lake as seen by a young person who has committed a murder. Do not mention the murder.

D) Write an absurdist dream where things change and morph and reality is not as it seems.


I do want to remind you that this is a school assignment and so keep things on the up-and-up.

For your literary terms HW, follow this link.

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barbara B 2 said...
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Jeniffer M 2 said...
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Jeniffer M 2 said...

C)
I heard shrieks of wind around me. I sat on the dewy grass, unconcerned by my jeans getting wet. I resentfully looked out at the cold lake. It was so cold, it was hard to think, even when there was so much to think about. It was done and I couldn't mend what I'd done. Eventually, I strolled to the edge of the lake and stared at the frosting grass. I heard the sound of owls and night creatures, perhaps eating their prey, eliminating the weaker links. The intensity of the wind nearly knocked me off my feet. I sat back down and gazed at the stars. Hours later, a couple drove in and parked their car on the other side of the lake. I couldn't stand it. I knew that I had to get out of there but I wasn't too worried. I knew they'd be too busy to notice me. Leisurely, I threw the body into the water and left the lake.

Chloe C 2 said...

A)
Food…bugs…food…crumbs…food…small items…food…food…food…
Nestlings will get hungry if they don’t get food.
Trees- nuts and fruit provide rich food.
Snowy hills- frozen food not good for nestlings.
Flowing water- cannot live long enough in water to obtain food.
Four two-leggers in the trees- possible source of food.
Insects- basic diet, must obtain plenty to satisfy young.
Our Own- competition for food.
Floating white- no food
The Bright One- no food
Nestlings will become angry.
Food…food…food…

Marissa G 4 said...

C) BLOOD, blood everywhere, on me, on him, on the ground, in the water, blood everywhere. I come out of a daze and all I see is blood. My white shirt is red. my hands are stained. There someone face down in the water, I can not tell who it is, but they look strangely familiar. The sun is coming up I must have been here all night. I can not see any road, all I see are trees and woods, I do not know were I am. The sky is blue there is not a single cloud in it, it is nice out side there is a nice breeze coming of the lake. There is a bloody knife in the grass, I wonder what that it doing there. I wonder what happened here??

Ngoc D. 4 said...

Standing at the edge of the lake, I can feel the cutting cold breeze gently rolling over my face, freezing the only tear that I shed for five years. The frozen lake stands in front of me, beckoning me to come closer, to become one with it. I can feel the soft whispering in the breeze, like the Sirens seducing the men to their death, the breeze is seducing me to mine. But unlike those men, I am stronger and I will fight until the end, even if it means that I have to turn into the Sirens themselves, and I did. The cold frozen tear is the only reminder of the life that I desperately fought and won. I lift my head up higher and smile. As though on cue, the cutting breezes turn into a wind of knives with cold blades that slashes my skin where it is left unprotect. And it feels good.

Jen-T 4 said...

B.)
Dog is the guy
Cat is the girl

Dog: aaaauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuoooooooo!!! (howls at the cat)
Cat: You like what you see?
Dog: I'd give all my bones away to take you out to my firehydrant.
Cat: You sure know how to bark at a girl dont ya?
Dog: What can I say, I learned from a man. I am his best friend you know.
Cat: That's true. Come to me, i'll prrrr in your ear.
Dog: (panting) I think i need a drink from the toliet first.
Cat: OK. Ill go get my fish and ill meet you in the ally at 12.
Dog: I cant sorry, my chain cant go that far.(wimpers)
Cat: Then a dogs gotta do what a dogs gotta do.
Dog: Just give me time ill figure out something new. Dont give up on me.
Cat: You cant teach an old dog new tricks. Im sorry its over.
Dog: I understand bye.
Cat: Meowwwwwwwwwww! (She leaves)
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Dog: WAIT A MINUTE, WHO SAID I WAS OLD? IM ONLY A PUPPY!

Hillary D 2 said...
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Hillary D 2 said...

B)

Dog: *Giving the cat the eye* Hey, babe, where you from?

Cat: … Sorry, I‘m seeing someone.

Dog: Well, I’m sure you’d like me way better than him, we could have a lot of fun. What do you say?

Cat: Well…You are very handsome. *pondering* He did forget my birthday yesterday—

Dog: --And I would never!

Cat: Excuse me, I wasn’t finished. Now, I guess it doesn’t really matter if I go with you. Me and Ted are only dating. I need to keep my options open, don’t you agree?

Dog: Definitely. What’s your name?

Cat: Sally.

Dog: That’s beautiful. Mine’s Scruff.

Cat: Never mind the small talk, I need to forget about stupid Ted. OH! I mean... get to know you better. Where to?

Dog: I was planning on taking you to my most favorite hang out.

(At the hang out)

Cat: …This is a dump.

Dog: Isn’t it great?! *jumps into a pile of trash*

Cat: I should stop dating dogs.

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and i also wrote a POV one because i forgot it was suppose to be a dialogue -_____________-"!!!

HUFF, HUFF. “Okay, buddy, let’s rest for a while.” That was my master, Ted. He’s the best owner ever; I’m the luckiest dog ever. Everyday at five, we would go out for a jog at the nearby park until about eight. That’s how I’m so fit; I must say I even look better than Ted. Anyways, we walked towards the bench that we always rested on. But wait, what is that I see? A cat was sitting with her owner on our bench. Okay, maybe it’s not such a big deal, there’s a bench right next to that one. Reader, may I call you Lou? Lou, we’re friends right? Good because I have a secret to confess; I have this thing for cats. They just look so adorable, but please don’t tell that to my dog buddies; they’ll have that over my head for the rest of my expected six years of living. I saw her eyeing me and I got shy and turned my head a bit. Ted took a seat on the next bench and started a conversation with the cat’s owner. I built up my confidence to flirt with her; I started giving her my seductive eye.

[Cat’s POV]
… Is this ugly dog trying to flirt with me? Ugh. I knew I was too pretty for my own good; I have perfect, soft, white fur and huge eyes. Maybe I should just play around with him for a while; there’s nothing better to do.

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and then i just ended it there because that's when i realized it was suppose to be a dialogue =D

Mr. Walsh said...

I'm having fun reading these. We will do more creative writing. I know it is something that often gets neglected. Enjoy!

Lynn T. 4 said...

HAHA. I love Jen T's.





B)

[Cat: just standing laying on the porch when a dog walks by]

Dog [walks past cat]: Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by you again?
Cat: Who do you think you are?
Dog: It does not matter who I am, the only thing that matters is that we're together. By the way, is there an airport nearby or is that just my heart taking off?
Cat: There is an airport nearby.
Dog: Well, I would not know. I am not too familiar with this place. I suffer from amnesia, but I bet I come here often.
Cat: What is this?
Dog: Oh i'm sorry, I think I dropped something?
Cat: What you're pride?
Dog: No, my jaw. Why are you being difficult?
Cat: Fine. You can be my Dairy Queen then i'll be your Burger King, you can treat me right, and i'll do it your way.
Dog: Growllllllllll.

Thanh N. 4 said...

I saw him walking down the street. Boy was he super cute, that I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him. He was getting closer to me and my heart suddenly began to beat greatly. It was popping out of my body and I think he saw it. Then all of a sudden, my dream guy turned into the guy that was obsessed with me. He had big thick glasses with drool running down his mouth. His face is clustered with freckles and dirt all over. He started running towards me getting ready for a big sloppy kiss. When he was running, the drool was moving side to side wiping out everyone in his path and making them all wet. I screamed and it made him fly all the way down the street. I thought it was over until I realized that my scream made him travel all the way around the world and end up right behind me. I ran away but he caught up and hugged me. Something felt strange though, he felt warm and fluffy. When I turned around, it was a pink fluffy bear. I hugged it back until I realized that it was the guy who liked me. I realized I couldn’t avoid him anymore and he turned into my handsome prince when I returned the hug.

Thanh N. 4 said...

I also wanted to add that I really love Jen T's and Lynn's dialogue.
^_^V

Amir Q. 4 said...

It started to rain, the soft surface water now covered with ripples. The clear reflection was being contorted and torn apart. The sun that shined so brightly only minutes ago, now hidden under a patch of light gray clouds. The leaves began to rustle and the water’s direction shifted, being torn apart by the wind. The once clear and bright lake was now stained and darkened, each droplet of rain adding slowly to the contortion. There was a large glimmer of light, shining from the sun, through the clouds. The glimmer encircled the entire lake brought a new dull shine to the lake that remained there. The rain worsened, the sky darkened and the wind accelerated yet the sun continued to dully shine through the clouds giving the lake and its surrounding areas an ominous and eerie feeling.

Elaine T 4 said...

C.)

The howling wind and dart-like rain fogs my sight and blocks my hearing. I’ve never been so scared yet so happy at the same time. Finally the man who betrayed me is dead and nothing felt sweeter than knowing his existence has perished. I amble quickly toward the lake with his heavy body. Blood all over me. Blood all over him. Blood trailed the sandy path. Blood seemed to flow everywhere. I dump his body into the lake, leaving it there to rot for all eternity. I wave good bye to the man who deserves to suffer for double-crossing me and while I am waving a final goodbye, waves of panic hit me. They hit me hard. What if the cops find out? What about the blood all on me and on the sand? Quickly and quietly, I try to cover up the mess. Every speck of sand I touch that was blood stained, I seem to stain more with the blood on my hands. Blood here. Blood there. Blood all over me. Blood all on the ground. The rain was refusing to wash this permanent dye away. If this mess isn’t clean, I’ll get caught and probably die. Filled with fear, I hurry back to the truck and drive away from the lake that holds my demise. As I look back into the rear view mirror to see the lake fall behind, I hope the rain will flush my secrets away and leaves no trace behind. Wash everything away. Wash away the crime. Wash away the blood. Wash away my secrets. Wash away the fear.

Elaine T 4 said...

Hahaha I love Jen T's blog. It's so funny and cute.

Mr. Walsh said...

I'm wondering about my choice to include option C. Some of the writing is scaring me.

Keep it up. I got a kick out of the cat and dog scenes. To use Holden's term, they killed me.

Chloe, I liked how you played with idea of the bird's necessities with A.

Thanh, nice job taking on the challenge of D. Very funny!

Good luck.

barbara j 2 said...
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barbara j 2 said...

Dog=Boy
Cat=Girl

B)
Dog: Psssss Psssss

The cat turned around

Cat: What are you? A snake?

Dog: No, I was just trying to get your attention beautiful

Cat: Now that you got it what do you want?

Dog: Well, it got you these beautiful flowers in a field and I picked the most beautiful ones.

As he stepped closer to give to the flowers to the cat he trip over a rock and the fine flourished flowers fell on the ground.

Cat: Are you ok?

Dog: I can’t feel my legs.

Cat: Let me bring you to the hospital for a check up.

The cat helped the dog get to her car and they went to the nearest hospital.
Later on

Dog: Thank you very much and sorry for messing up your flowers. I feel so foolish.

Cat: Don’t worry about the flowers. As long as you’re doing fine.

They then hugged each other and waited patiently for the nurse’s news

Aaron G 2 said...

c)There is not one ripple in the whole lake; it’s like a perfect sheet of glass. The sun is beating down on me at the perfect temperature to allow me to relax. I love coming here to calm down and I should have before I did what I had. Just the smell of the air gives me a feeling in my heart that soothes my whole body. If I close my eyes; the breeze on my face takes me anyplace and anytime in my past. That is anytime before 6 hours ago. How will I ever let this place go? This is the last enjoyable place I am going to see the rest of life. The worst part is being in suspense waiting for them to come.

Belinda L 4 said...

Run run as fast as you can, you cant catch me, Im a gingerbrawhata?...ahhhhhhh…fine slither slither as slow as you can..you don’t want to catch me…I don’t taste good anymore. My eyes are red, my hair a mess, my hands are green….eww gross…stop eating that bean…up up…up we go to see the giant in the clouds…we steal the eggs of gold…slide down the bean stalk….and into…oh my god..look look there shes is Marry poppins with a spoon full of suger…no I don’t want the sugar I am not sick…wait wait..my hands are tied…I’m dressed in white…I don’t want to be back in the puffy room!!!

Trang T 2 said...

Freedom, no one has freedom as much as me. I can fly every where I want without any permission. A few years ago, I was spending my winter vacation in Francisco. I was fascinated by the beauty of natural sounds of the lake and they were relatively undisturbed by the air pollution that I had getting used to. My friends were there with me, and they had a great time together. There was a ranch near the lake. It created beautiful scenery. A rooster was making sound and his duty was to wake them up. The whole farm was now awake and everyone was doing their work. I was fixing my feathers and suddenly my friend flew next to me and asked me if I’d like to spend my life here. But I couldn’t leave without my parents who still in Boston looking for a warm nest to settle down. I told him I’d love too but family is more important to me…

evelyn L 2 said...

C.) I just lost it. Why did she have to be so difficult? She forced my hand and I... I... I don’t know. I can see my breath in the cold prickling air, like puffs of smoke one after another, I look over at Alicia, and no puffs could be seen. I start rubbing my hands together trying to get the warmth left in them, but that doesn’t help. I walk across the frozen grass and up to the lake shore. All was quiet, my breath, the whistling wind and the steps I took, was all you could hear. It was a perfect night for us to be out here, full moon reflecting off the lake surface, clear, star filled sky, just perfect. It was so perfect I hated it. Being alone, able to think of what I’ve done, its too easy. Alicia, just wouldn’t stop, she didn’t understand that I cant live without her. Ugh ! Why was she like that? I love her. But now I’m left with nothing.

Cristina V 2 said...

C)

The lake, red as blood, ran through the dark and eerie woods, as I sat on the bank of the lake, the howling wind sent chills up my spine. As I sat there alone I had the feeling that someone was there with me. It grew darker and the redness of the lake brightened. Then it dawned on me, I don’t remember why I am here. I knew I had gone there for some reason I just could not remember what. There was a bloody knife buried in the grass but I do not recall ever picking it up. Suddenly it began to rain and the blood washed off my hands. Then headlights shown through the trees and the sound of helicopters above shook the ground. I knew they would be looking for someone, so I picked up my knife, took one last look at the blood filled lake and ran deep into the woods, and out of sight.

Jillian D 2 said...

C)
The lake is red in color. I can’t believe what happened. I’m holding onto something, something unfamiliar. I never felt something like this before in my hand. I’m covered with red. I don’t know what to do. I’m having a block. Should I try to add blue, make the water look like water. The green grass has drops of red. The sky is black in color, what was my mistake? Too many colors from the water reflected to the sky, or did to many colors get mixed making the absences of color. I’m holding up my hands, they are covered in red. I don’t know if it is paint or blood. I’m so confused. People are staring at me like I did something wrong. I don’t understand how I got here. Earlier today I was sitting painting this same lake, and I got mad, I know I did, I came down to the lake. Did I throw away my painting or my life?

Consuelo T 2 said...
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Consuelo T 2 said...

Dog: boy
Cat: girl

Dog: Hello there
Cat: Hello
Dog: (smiling) I haven't seen you before, are you new to this neighborhood?
Cat: No. I've lived next door to you for years.
Dog: (nervously)...ooh that's right...haha...I'm just kidding.
Cat: Don't you remember me?
Dog: Of course I remember you.
Cat: What's my name then?
Dog: ...it's you know...it has those things, with the letters and the vowels and consonants.
Cat: ...I'll give you a hint, but only because I like you, it starts with R
Dog: Rrrosem...
Cat: Rebecc-
Dog: (at the same time) Rebecca! That's right Rebecca. I remember now, what a beautiful name.
Cat: Thanks.
Dog: See, it's just that I-I-I know a lot of cats around here-
Cat: I'm the only cat that lives on this street.
Dog: I-I-I mean in in...the next town silly. (Nervously) haha...Is that tuna I smell?
Cat: No, it's salmon. You're not a very good bloodhound are you.
Dog: Oh I'm a little rusty, sorry.
Cat: I still can't believe you forgot who I was.
Dog: No, I know who you are, we just established this like 2 minutes ago.
Cat: Yes, but before our conversation. Don't you remember the first time we met?
Dog: Obviously, it was at that place, you know with the thing, and...you were there...
Cat: The park.
Dog: The park! That's right....(cat looks mad)...did I mention how pretty your fur looks today.
Cat: (smiling, forgetting everything) Really? You think?
Dog: Oh yeah
Cat: Thanks, Mark
Dog: (looks puzzled) who's Mark?
Cat: You
Dog: I'm not Mark, my name is Jeff.
Cat: Oh....I'm sorry, I thought you were Mark...
(Dog frustrated walks way)
Cat: (as the dog walks away) Call me!!!!

jimmy v. 2 said...

I sat on the large rock near the lake face with my knees in my arms, replaying in my mind the horrors that happened these past days. It was a little before dawn and the biting cold numbed my lips. Still, I did not feel afraid to be so close the waters edge. Its clarity faded slowly as the banks slope became steeper. Sight of the lake bed was lost in the navy waters before I could see the horde of plants that were probably deep down there growing in the soft mud. I heard an owl call overhead and noticed the eerie tentacles of the young willow looming overhead. The cold season was here and some of the willows long vines had fallen into the lake, forming small hairlike clumps on the lake surface. A zephyr brushed my cheek and brought me to look across the vast body of water to the horizon where the first rays of the sun were thrusting upwards. A mist over the lake became evident to me as sunlight was now slowly gushing from the range. In the patches between the mist that clung to the lake face I could have sworn I saw a pale figure under the surface. Curious, I quietly waded into the water to face my most fearful act.

Martin D 2 said...

Dog: [nervously] H-h-i-hi. Is name what yours?
Cat: Hello. My name is Sydney, if that’s what you’re asking.
Dog: umm....uh…ermm…so...
Cat: What do you want? I haven’t got all day!
Dog: [speaks quickly] Oh yea! I can't find my puppy; can you help me out? I think he went into that cheap motel room.
Cat: ok…
Dog: hmm… you remind of that cat from the Friskies® commercial.
Cat: Really?
Dog: Yea, so you wanna…I don’t know…maybe get “frisky” later? [raises eyebrows multiple times]
Cat: Who do you think you are?
Dog: I’m s-s-orry-y. I’m just reall-l-ly nervous…
Cat: I see…
Dog: [speaks quickly] Wanna go out?!
Cat: Nah. I’m through with dogs…

[Cat thinks back]

Ex-Dog: I’m sorry Sydney.
Cat: meow?!
Ex-Dog: I have tried chasing you AND barking at you! But I just don’t get anything out of it anymore. I’m afraid our relationship is over.
Cat: meow…

[back to present]

Cat: Yea I’m through with dogs. HMPH! [walks away proudly with tail up]
Dog: [disappointed and sad] Woof.

Steven E. 4 said...

3.
I finally got to the lake. It’s a peaceful place where I usually come to rest. But there’s no time to rest anymore. I will never be able to rest again as long as the police are after me. There’s no going back now after what I did. The lakes clear blue water is shinning in the sun as fish swim in it and ducks swim on top of it. All types of animals come to drink its delicious water. The police know I’m here will come soon. So I jump into the water to become one with the lake. Now, just like the lake, I now have everlasting peace.

will h 4 said...

i just pulled up to the lake that me and my family went to when i was little. it is usually a very peaceful place and i really need some peace and quiet after what i just did. but it was not quiet at all, there were tons of sirens screaming in the distance. i was just glad to see this beautiful lake. despite the noise it calmed me down a lot. the sirens are getting closer, i am no longer calm. i dont know what to do, they will know it was me. i have no were to run the lake was my only escape and i cannot stay here. now i can see the blue and red lights coming closer. all i can do is jump in the lake and hope that they do not see me swimming away.

Mr. Walsh said...

Those just now posting make sure you label which one you are answering. Though, it is pretty obvious.

Thanks,
Mr. Walsh

PS - Come see the show.

Jessica F 2 said...

A) I love flying. I fly across these mountains everyday. The wind feels so good. The trees are right below me. I can almost sometimes feel the leaves rub up against my stomach but only if I get close enough. I can see so many things below me. I see people walking around and people going up the mountains. I have to bring my children their food back. So I have to fly down to the ground and get worms.

Victoria P. 4 said...

Cat: It’s been a long day, I need to unwind.
Dog: I could help relieve your stress!
Cat: I beg your pardon?
Dog: It’s just I’ve been watching you all day and I must say I do not understand how you could be tired. I mean, cats are some lazy animals.
Cat: I can’t help but wonder what’s so special about dogs?
Dog: I can’t help but wonder if you would like to find out, sweetie!
Cat: That’s the trouble with dogs, your just like men!
Dog: Listen here kitty, I’m just joking around with you, if you want a good time you should come with me. We could walk around the park, play fetch and go back to my owner’s place for a nice fish dinner.
Cat: That does sound nice..but my owner would sure be upset if he found out I did not come home on my usual time schedule.
Dog: Don’t worry about it, I can walk you home so no other dogs try and make problems with you and when we get to your house I’ll greet your owner and give him a couple of licks, he’ll end up loving me!
Cat: Haha, you are very confident aren’t you?
Dog: It’s hard not to be! So how does that sound?
Cat: Sounds reasonable..let’s go.

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Herman T 2 said...

C)
The air was dry and crisp, the wind blowing against my face. It was a gentle moment, for it seemed to last for an eternity. I look up into the sky, wondering how much longer I can enjoy this moment. I kept on walking till I was on the shore of the lake. The lake looked calm and peaceful, the same exact looks my friend, John gave me before he went underwater. That one look was engraved into my memories and would come back and torment me. I closed my eyes to clear my mind; all I saw was a deluge of blood. I quickly opened my eyes; the lake was calm and peaceful as ever. I sat down right before the water, allowing the water to touch my toes. The water was cool and soothing, until I felt a stinging sensation. I fell sideways trying to keep my head from exploding. I clasp onto my head and screamed. The sensation washed away and I lay down and stared up at the sky. I’ve never seen a more gloomy sky; the sky was covered with thick clouds like a pillow. The sunlight was suffocated by the clouds and it started to rain and I decided to run under a tree. No matter how hard I ran, I could not outrun or hide from the rain. I ran without looking back at the lake ever again. As I kept on running, my brain started to bring back that gloomy day’s event at the lake. All I heard was John screaming right before the sound of …-Boom (Thunder) - …..

Herman T 2 said...

"Cat: Fine. You can be my Dairy Queen then i'll be your Burger King, you can treat me right, and i'll do it your way.
Dog: Growllllllllll." Lynn Tran

I agree with Thanh, That was the climax of my day. Well not really but it's made my day.

Malik B. 4 said...

C) After hearing a thunderous roar bellowing from the pitch black night sky I become aware of what I had just done. It wasn’t my fault he was asking for it. He just would go away so I had to put my conveniently present pocket knife to use. My clothes are soaked with blood and I’m assuming its HIS…but who knows anymore. As I walk toward my conniving friend’s body I remember that no one is around and that I still have the chance to make an escape. I decided to leave his body in the soon to be stormy night to rot, just as he had attempted to do to me by his mere presence. The nebulous sky seemed as though it couldn’t hold the millions of drops of rain inside it anymore and in fear I’d get caught in an merciless storm I ran toward the dock on the lake and jumped in to rid myself of the hassle my trouble-making friend had created. Just as my frantic body hit the frigid water I remember one important thing I can’t swim… I found myself thrashing violently in the chilly water hoping at a chance to gain my life back I gasped for air as I sank lower in lower into the depths of the cruel lake. With my last attempt for survival, a hope of just one last breath, I decided to continue to do the impossible breathe underwater. As my friend had done to me, I gave the lake no other choice but to extract the last bit of life left in my body. Just as I died and my lifeless body floated to the top of the lake the clouds had also released their burden as the droplets accompanied by the whipping winds that carried my body right next to body of the selfish boy that caused this all. Even when he's dead he causes find a way to bring his misfortune into MY LIFE!

sandy j 2 said...

Dog- Hey what’s up?
Cat- Nothing. Hanging out in my litter box.
D0g- I like your tail, it’s nice and furry, and it’s soft too.
Cat- (Chuckles) how do you know? You didn’t touch it.
Dog- I know, but it looks soft. I noticed you were purring at me, so I took notice in coming over here to bark back.
Cat- I was purring because I was licking my tail, and you’re barking the wrong tree.
Dog- In this case, I’m barking the wrong cat. (Chuckles).
Cat- Great.
Dog- I see that your fur is white; it must be because you’re an angel.
Cat- (giggles) Thank you.
Dog- So do you dance?
Cat- Well a little, I like dancing to the musical Cats.
Dog- I bet you shake that tail all night.
Cat- Not really. What breed are you?
Dog- I’m a Dalmatian, and no I don’t have 100 siblings.
Cat- I wasn’t going to say that. Anyways, do you want to go get some Iams?
Dog- I thought you’d never ask.

Mat M. 4 said...

I stood there with grin on my face and the moon shined so bright on the lake I could see a mirror image of myself in the crisp water and the blood spatter on my left cheek. All I did was examine everything. The leaves on the tree, the wind, I was examining life itself. If you were to look at me, you wouldn’t know if it was cynical, sad, or happy. I….. I jus could not believe what I jus did. But u know what? Hmm?? Well he deserved it. He had EVERYTHING and I had nothing! He had a fancy car and I didn’t. My mind was racing so much I could barley keep up with my own thoughts, but I could care less. I knew what I did was wrong and in the midst of this, I felt so un-human and so barbaric. I stood there for about 30 minutes and I soon didn’t even care about the blood under my fingernails, the murder scene, the blood trail. All I thought about was the life I took.

Kim C 2 said...

c.) Everything is different now. The once calm and peaceful lake is no longer pacifying. The sweet melody of birds is no longer harmonious. I look down at the lake, and nothing feels the same. I look down at the lake, and I feel the fear and helpless. My knees fall to the grass, I can no longer feel my body, I tremble, tracing back of what had happened. Blood rushing through my body, my mind spinning, and I can barely grab a hold of myself. I finally stood up and I realized everything is over.

casey w. 4 said...

Silence fills the air. Voices in my head are screaming to run but I cannot. I am frozen to the bare ground. I stand there covered in sweat with blood trickling down my face. It was everywhere. I cannot put the pieces together in my head. Tear drops are uncontrollably running down my cheeks. I turn towards the lake and want to throw up at the reflection staring back at me. It is not me it can’t be. I reach into the lake and angrily swat my reflection. The trees around me are blowing fiercely and the wind is smacking me harder in harder by the second. My heart is racing and the fog from the lake is making me go crazy. The sky is getting darker and the feeling of loneliness is suffocating me. My body is numb and I cannot feel any pain. I kneel on my hands and knees and look at the storm that is being created around me. All my strength is weakening. I scream at the top of my lungs which meets a loud crack of thunder .I swear it was not my fault.

Katherine Z 4 said...

C. Where am I? Is that a lake? Why am I here...I haven’t been to this lake since….well since my father died. That was like 5 years ago, this lake just holds too many memories of our time together. He was the only family I had known, when he died, my whole life just died with him, nothing was ever the same. Why did I decide to come back to this lake? There seems to be a reason, but I just can’t remember. The last thing I remember, I was getting drunk, fighting with someonered, and a knife, and some beer bottles….that’s about all I can remember. Why did I come back? The lake haven’t changed at all since the last time I was here, come to think of it, it was just like today when he passed away. The sky was full of clouds, winds blowing against the trees. Nothing seems to be moving in the lake, no fish, no nothing. It seems to be lifeless, almost like how I’ve been living. Wait…I see something…..am I imagining? I see my father...but that can’t be right he’s dead…but I do see him. I can’t be hallucinating. Ouch! Ok, I am definitely not dreaming, it hurts when I pinch myself. He’s coming towards me…with his arms open, as if he wants me to go with him. Wait...I’m starting to remember something…there’s was some fighting, and I got a knife and was trying to defend myself when……oh god, this can’t be happening! I didn’t do it on purpose…why is everything bad happening to me? Why can’t they just leave me alone? Its like the world is trying to get me, but I haven’t done anything to me. First, they took my father from me and now this. My life is over anyways, I’ll rather be with my dad, who was the only one who truly loved me. I guess this lake is the perfect place; it was the place when my heart had died, along with my dad, and now it’s going to be the place where I can end my body. Everything is over. I’m finally free.

::HebaK:: 4 said...

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful feline. She had the appearance of a swan but the manners of pig. One day she was minding her own business when a royal hound bowed to her services unknowingly.

D: Baby, you must be a broom, cause you just swept me off my feet.
C: (Turns around) Excuse me?
D: You owe me a bone honey.
C: Again, I repeat, excuse me? And why do I you a bone?
D: When I saw you it fell.
C: How is that my problem, walk away hound. I have pepper spray.
D: Baby, you wouldn’t do that. You are too beautiful and graceful.
C: I would disagree about the graceful part, hound. (walks away and leaves a suprise by dogs leg)
D: (frozen in shock)

laura b said...

As I walk a way from the pale red river it starts to become darker and darker. I look at my hands and each spot; every bloodied wrinkle grips my memory. I turn and pause to take a last look. I finally did it. My wet pant legs feel like dead weight as I shift to leave. The cold stiff denim clings to my thighs making my ankles gasping at the loss of circulation. The extra water makes my body feel like dead weight as I swish on each movement. The frigid air makes me shiver but I think it is more the fear that I have than how cold I am. How cold I have become. The ten-minute walk to the car feels like ten years. Every step I take brings me back to every step that I had done back at the reddish river. Every step feels like a rock pounding on my head the memory of the lifeless body floating in the river will not leave my head. When I get to the car I feel safe for the first time and I knew that I had no regrets looking at my bloody hands. I knew what I had done and what she had done to deserve it.

Jillann C 2 said...

B.

Dog (Bruno): Hey Snowflake, how have the owners been treating you?
Cat (Snowflake): Good, they’ve switched my food back from reduced fat to regular.
Dog: Now why would your owners put you on a diet, you’re the most attractive furrified creature I’ve ever seen.
Cat (Snowflake): Aw Bruno, you’re nicer to be with than my cat nip sometimes.
Dog (Bruno): Thanks. You know what, you have the most gorgeous blue eyes, I’ve ever seen. I mean they are bluer than the toilet water I drink.
Cat (Snowflake): Are they really? Bruno, you’re such a softy. I love when you talk to me and how it’s adorable when your drool builds up all around your mouth until it all drops on the floor. It reminds me of how we first met. I was trying carefully to not fall into a huge mud puddle when you suddenly come in back of me and say “hey cutie” I then lost my balance and slipped into the puddle. I remember you tried to save me but the drool on my mouth just splattered on my face so that I couldn’t breathe since it was so thick.
Dog (Bruno): Oh Snowflake, I am so sorry for that, I was just trying to make you like me and I guess it worked because I swept you off of your paws (he winks), right?
Cat (Snowflake): Of course you did Bruno…Wow, I love how your fur is the color of dirt; I love watching you from the window when you’re in the back yard digging up the tulips as your tail-end sways back and forth. It’s my afternoon activity, I get quite a work out from it; you know turning my head back and forth and back and forth to your gorgeously toned body.
Dog (Bruno): Your not so bad yourself Snow, and I love how you drink your water. Those lusciously delectable sips you take one after another; I could watch you forever. It’s better than sucking on a milk-bone for the whole day.
Cat (Snowflake): WOW, I didn’t know I was that amusing, but I’ve got to go eat my dinner now I’ll see you later hot stuff.
Dog (Bruno): Not unless I drool on you first my white angel.

Kellie L 4 said...

C)
The sun was finally setting while I was sitting on the hill. It was hard to distinguish between the sunset shadows and the blood. Slowly dripping off of the hill, the blood and the shadows merged together at the lake. Everything seemed to end up in the lake. The darkness covered the blood on my hands, but it was still there. I walked down the hill to the lake, and washed my hands. The lake began to turn red, but there was something that caught my eye in the distance. It was the only thing that was not red in the lake. It was a bag. I thought I got rid of it. The cold breeze seemed to push the bag towards me. The farther I backed up away from the lake, the closer the breeze pushed it towards me. I felt something crawling down my neck, like a cold sweat. I realized what I did was wrong. I had no choice, I felt too guilty. I slowly went inside the red lake. The deeper I got, the less guilty I felt. Soon, I was part of the lake and so was the bag. Unconcious, I could feel the bag next to me. But then again, everything ends up in the lake.

barbara B 2 said...

I look out at the beautiful clear blue water but suddenly I remember. I know see only red, the water is as red as blood. The red just like I remember just how I had just seen. The water is now not as calm and as peaceful as I had always seen it. I feel like any second it will suck me in. I am scared for my life; maybe the water will suck me in and that will put an end to all the pain and suffering that will be caused. I close my eyes and look out into the water once again, the bloodiest red once again is in front me, and my eyes hurt. My heart is beating so fast, I can hardly breathe. Everything is no longer how it was, not even the beautiful clear water.

barbara B 2 said...

I look out at the beautiful clear blue water but suddenly I remember. I know see only red, the water is as red as blood. The red just like I remember just how I had just seen. The water is now not as calm and as peaceful as I had always seen it. I feel like any second it will suck me in. I am scared for my life; maybe the water will suck me in and that will put an end to all the pain and suffering that will be caused. I close my eyes and look out into the water once again, the bloodiest red once again is in front me, and my eyes hurt. My heart is beating so fast, I can hardly breathe. Everything is no longer how it was, not even the beautiful clear water.

barbara B 2 said...

I look out at the beautiful clear blue water but suddenly I remember. I know see only red, the water is as red as blood. The red just like I remember just how I had just seen. The water is now not as calm and as peaceful as I had always seen it. I feel like any second it will suck me in. I am scared for my life; maybe the water will suck me in and that will put an end to all the pain and suffering that will be caused. I close my eyes and look out into the water once again, the bloodiest red once again is in front me, and my eyes hurt. My heart is beating so fast, I can hardly breathe. Everything is no longer how it was, not even the beautiful clear water.

Ashley N. 4 said...

I’ve decided to do two because I feel like an over achiever today.
I also took the concept of the play we read today in class, so it sort of cancels out my over achieving, I hope you don’t mind.
A.)

I’m flying; flying real real high.
I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m going there.
I’m gonna get to these places, wherever they are.
I’m flying.
I’m not always going to be passing by that man standing at the red lake.
I’m not always going to be passing by the tabby cat and the promiscuous dog.
I’m not always going to be passing by the forest of wood stumps.
I’m not always going to be passing by the forest of metal and fumes.
I’m not always going to be passing by crying humans and smiling humans.
I’m not always going to flying, but I’m flying now and that’s what matters.
I’m going to fly too high maybe.
Nah, there’s no such thing as flying too high.

B.)
Dog: Hey
(bell rings)
Dog: Woof
(bell)
Dog: How you doin’ honey
(bell)
Dog: Nice weather we’re having
(bell)
Dog: How it do baby boo?
(bell)
Dog: Hey
Cat: How’s it going?
Dog: It’s going good. Going real good, ever since I laid eyes on you.
(bell)
Cat: How’s it going?
Dog: Not too well, I’ve just got neutered.
(bell)
Cat: How’s it going?
Dog: It’s going good, it could be better though.
Cat: Oh, how so?
Dog: Well, I’ve just moved into this neighborhood, and I just got into a fight with the Los Papi Chulos gang down the street, but I got them back. They was talkin’ mad trash about you girl, but don’t worry, I got yo’ back.
(bell)
Cat: Oh, how so?
Dog: Well, I’ve just moved into this neighborhood, and I don’t know too many pets around here.
Cat: Oh, well, it’s just us. I’m glad you moved here, it started to get pretty boring.
Dog: I can tell.
(bell)
Dog: I know, I’m part wolf I have extra senses.
(bell)
Dog: Really? It seemed pretty interesting the first few days.
Cat: So you’ve been here for a few days already? Are you serious? You didn’t even bother to say hi? You’re starting now? Get off my property, or I’ll have you neutered.
Dog: Too late.
(bell)
Dog: Really? It seemed pretty interesting for the first few days I’ve been here. Maybe I was mistaken?
Cat: You were mistaken.
Dog: Are you 100% sure about that?
Cat: I don’t know, keep hanging around me and we’ll see if this street is boring or not.
Dog: I’m Augustus the Third by the way.
(bell)
Dog: I’m Augustus by the way.
(bell)
Dog: I’m Augustus, but from where I be raised, they call me Killa Kong.
(bell)
Dog: My name’s Blake, and you are?
Cat: Oh. My name’s Augustus.
Dog: Ah, how awkward.
Cat: Quite.
Dog: Well, you have a nice day now.
Cat: You too.

henry d:2 said...

D.)

Samantha awakens trapped in a cell in bottom right of a unknown chamber. She if not alone, many others are puzzled deeply about the location. The chamber is filled with unknown tech gadgets way beyond present day. A marble is positioned ever so perfectly in the center of the room. Abruptly it morphs into a rectangle table with belts that would hold even the World’s Strongest Man. The chamber begins to vibrate, instantaneously it trembles as if it started flying. People begin to panic causing hysteria among the tightly fitted cell. A figure with six arms appears on the ceiling of the chamber. Suddenly Samantha is transported to the table and confined by the belts. Automatically the belts start biting and tightening to the point of suffocation. Then figure flies down and begins to fondle her body passionately. Samantha stirs panicking as the inhuman figure pulls out a blade. The figure begins to dissect the body starting from the legs. Each wound caused severe shrieks that terrifies the encaged people. Blood begins to coat the table turning the color to a morbid red. The deranged figure begins to amplify the torture with weapons like claws, pincers, and currycombs. As he torture strengthens she starts to crave for death screaming it, the figure merely chuckles and begins the next amplification.

Ashley N. 4 said...

My comment got cut off, I don't know why.
It was
"It's funny to see how the dog is always the boy."

nashally t 2 said...

B) Write a short scene of dialogue where a dog and a cat flirt with one another.
Cat: Hey puppy face, want to hang out in my litter box tonight ?
Dog: Oh darling that sounds perfect. What time ? woof..woof.
Cat: Well after my mom is done changing the box. Around 8. Sound good? I'll bring by a lovely bone for you..what you think ?
Dog: Oh meoww. Catch you later then. Oh but wait, thats when I have my scooby snack with the family.
Cat: Well I can wait by the window.
Dog: Alright. Catch ya later then.
Cat: Yes. I see a purrrrfect night ahead of us. Goodbyee.

Andy T. 4 said...

C.)

Standing by the lake, I could myself in the water’s reflection. Stunned at what I have just done. I couldn’t believe what I just did with his blood on my hands. I’ve been fed up with him all my life but I never thought I would do this. Staring into the lake has always got my mind off everything he has done to me but now it won’t. Usually a peaceful lake, has turned into red and all I hear around me are loud sirens. I knew it was my time. The cops were coming from me and I had no where to hide. I could feel my heart pounding seeing what I have done. He was always better than me and bragging in my face. I couldn’t take it anymore, being in his shadows my whole life. I didn’t want it to end this way but I had no choice. He wouldn’t listen when I told him enough was enough. I knew what I have done was wrong but I wasn’t the only one who was wrong. He wanted it. I warned him so many times yet he took me for granted. He got what he deserved and I will soon to for what I have done was also wrong.

Andy T. 4 said...

C.)

Standing by the lake, I could myself in the water’s reflection. Stunned at what I have just done. I couldn’t believe what I just did with his blood on my hands. I’ve been fed up with him all my life but I never thought I would do this. Staring into the lake has always got my mind off everything he has done to me but now it won’t. Usually a peaceful lake, has turned into red and all I hear around me are loud sirens. I knew it was my time. The cops were coming from me and I had no where to hide. I could feel my heart pounding seeing what I have done. He was always better than me and bragging in my face. I couldn’t take it anymore, being in his shadows my whole life. I didn’t want it to end this way but I had no choice. He wouldn’t listen when I told him enough was enough. I knew what I have done was wrong but I wasn’t the only one who was wrong. He wanted it. I warned him so many times yet he took me for granted. He got what he deserved and I will soon to for what I have done was also wrong.

henry d:2 said...
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