Friday, October 15, 2010

Two 55-word stories by Isabella Symphony Cesario

A Flicker
Tick. Tock. The clock was the only sound she heard. She tried to squirm out of the ropes. Her kidnapper had gone upstairs. The basement she was in was dark, dingy. She looked for escape. Footsteps pounded back down the stairs, matching her heartbeat. Her life didn't flash before her eyes. It merely flickered. Out.

The Last Straw
She looked at the blood-soaked body. It was only a matter of minutes before the police arrived. Her hands still stained with blood, she ran outside and buried the knife. She ran to her car, hands shaking, she pulled out of the driveway. It was his fault. He didn't let her have the remote.

Isabella Symphony Cesario enjoys writing all types of stories but mostly mysteries. For an assignment in her high school creative writing class, she was required to write 10 stories, each 55 words long. These are two of those stories.

Isabella loves the number 13, and her favourite book is Harry Potter. She’s a dancer, singer and guitar player. She is also an actor but she hates talking in front of people. Isabella has never been sky diving or swimming with sharks but she will one day. She is going to live in New York City, her favourite place in the world.

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1 comment:

  1. Fabulous Isabella. I enjoyed both. A great exercise to practice hooking your reader too. I'm sure you learned more with the assignment than you realized at the time.


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