When my sister and I were young, we'd play a game where we made up a story, each saying one word to further the action. That was fun and imaginative--though slightly limiting since we only added single words. For my SCBWI-Oregon retreat in October, we went around the room with a microphone to continue a story, each of us contributing an entire sentence. It was a great ice-breaker, and amazing to see how many people could think of cool sentences on the spur of the moment.
So let's have some similar creative fun in the comments!
Think of this as an exercise to practice starting a story, or just being creative with words.
Complete the following story by adding ONE sentence.
YES--you may post additional sentences if there have been 3 people in between!
Your starting sentence:
Late again for practice, Dana Maguire paused at the edge of the shadowy forest, clutching her flute case and wondering if she dared take the short cut to Jared's house.