I gave my students this prompt from Writer’s Digest, and here is one of the many glorious stories that came from it.
It was Friday after school, mom and dad had gone out of town and I had the house to myself. I had taken the honor to borrow my dad’s Lexus that he only parked in the garage. So as I was saying, I had drove home only to find our neighbors’ house all decked out in OUR decorations! Uh oh! Mom and dad had asked me to decorate the house while they were gone. I would have to do the only I could do to get them back…Make food! Then come up with a plan to steel our decorations back!
*After food and plan had been taken care of*
"Okay! Rope, hammer, flashlight, cool looking outfit, scary looking plastic sword, scarf, mittens, snow shoes, and a Pop Tart! Check! Let’s go!" I said to myself, determined to get everything back. I turned into a ninja-elf and jumped onto my roof. Then I activated my silent jumping shoes so I could jump from roof-to-roof without the neighbors knowing. But things esceladed quickly when I got to her house.
I had just took the leap of my life, because I would’ve landed in lava! (it was just water, but I was pretending). But as I landed on her roof, I saw that she had paid professional ninjas to protect our/her decorations. They took me into her house and set me in a chair then tied my wrists. She came in with a fish and slapped me 1,000 times! (actually like 7, but ok). Then told me to go home and to never come back!
Mom and dad were dissapointed but we got new decorations. Our neighbor got arrested then died. Our decorations were given back to us, but every year we always put our decorations in a safe, ina safe! haha. But hopefully we won’t have to deal with this again!