Write a short story. Make sure the story follows the arc of a traditional story. It should have a distinct beginning, middle, and end. The story should contain an exposition, inciting incident, followed by rising action that builds to a climax. After the climax, the story should indicate some form of falling action leading to a resolution of some kind.
The story’s genre and subject matter are entirely up to you. Be sure, however, to consider and work in as many of the writing concepts as we’ve covered thus far in the course. Consider who your protagonist(s) and antagonist(s) will be. What is the conflict between them? What does each desire? What drives and motivates each? Consider, also, where these characters are and how that impacts the plot and story, as well as the language and details used. Put these characters in that setting and follow those parameters to their conclusions via your own imagination, creativity, and craft.
Keep the following guidelines in mind, too:
- The story must be a minimum of six pages in length.
- The story must include a title bearing conscious thought regarding its relation to the overall story.
- The story must be written in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins all around.
- The story must incorporate evidence of the writing concepts covered thus far in the course.