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Choose ONE of the following ideas to compose a short story which illustrates the...

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konkonz | Honors

Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM via web

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Choose ONE of the following ideas to compose a short story which illustrates the concept of changing perspective

1. ''She knew she would never feel the same again.'' 

2. ''Stop the world, I want to get off!''

3. ''The more we change, the more we stay the same.''

I'm not sure what to write about, it has to be a short story of about 800-1000 words. I'm thinking that the first one would be the easiest out of the three but can't decide on the plot or how to link it to 'changing perspective.' Please help!!!

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tjbrewer | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM (Answer #1)

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There are many plots related to "She knew she would never feel the same again."  You could center this around any major life-changing event: having a child, a Traumatic injury, loss of a family member, a rape pregnancy. 

Your protagonist may have had a negative view of amputees then suffered an injury resulting in amputation of one of her own limbs.  This event totally changes her view of amputees.  She may come to see amputation as not crippling, but an opportunity to re-learn basic skills. 

Your protagonist may have been pro-choice, but having a child changed her perspective to pro-life, or vice-versa. 

I hope this helps break your writer's block. 

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konkonz | Honors

Posted April 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM (Answer #2)

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There are many plots related to "She knew she would never feel the same again."  You could center this around any major life-changing event: having a child, a Traumatic injury, loss of a family member, a rape pregnancy. 

Your protagonist may have had a negative view of amputees then suffered an injury resulting in amputation of one of her own limbs.  This event totally changes her view of amputees.  She may come to see amputation as not crippling, but an opportunity to re-learn basic skills. 

Your protagonist may have been pro-choice, but having a child changed her perspective to pro-life, or vice-versa. 

I hope this helps break your writer's block. 

Thanks, I like your suggestions, but I was thinking about a story of a girl who is in hospital after an accident that she can't remember. She doesn't remember who she is and what she did. Then one day she finds out she attacked her stepfather when a nurse gives her a newspaper article and such and tells her that her stepfather deserved it, and then she is left questioning her personality and identity. Then when she feels better she walks around the hospital and discovers that it is a different kind of hospital; infact a mental ward. I'm not sure if that's a good story or not. Any thoughts? Much appreciated! If this doesn't work out then I'll use one of your awesome suggestions! Thanks.

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