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  • Images from around the web and a few lines to get students thinking creatively.Give each student one slide and 20 minutes to write a short story about what they see and what they imagine.Story Starters are for educational purposes only.Attribution information is in the notes section for each slide.Story Starters are created by Billy Cripe and BloomThink to serve the k-12 educational community. Moms & Dads can also give these short creative starters to kids to encourage writing & creative thinking.Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
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  • Images from around the web and a few lines to get students thinking creatively.Give each student one slide and 20 minutes to write a short story about what they see and what they imagine.Story Starters are for educational purposes only.Attribution information is in the notes section for each slide.Story Starters are created by Billy Cripe and BloomThink to serve the k-12 educational community. Moms & Dads can also give these short creative starters to kids to encourage writing & creative thinking.Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

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  • 1. Even More Story Starters Images from around the web and a few lines to get students thinking creatively. Give each student one slide and 20 minutes to write a short story about what they see and what they imagine. Story Starters are for educational purposes only. Attribution information is in the notes section for each slide. Story Starters are created by Billy Cripe and BloomThink to serve the k-12 educational community. Moms & Dads can also give these short creative starters to kids to encourage writing & creative thinking. Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Like Us On Facebook: http://facebook.com/bloomthink
  • 2. “These aren’t at all like the peas my mother makes me eat.”thought Eric. He popped one into his mouth. That is whenhe noticed something odd.
  • 3. “I have to get there before the storm arrives.” thought SisterAgatha. “I have to tell them what I have discovered. Thestorm is not what it seems.”
  • 4. Theexperimentwas asuccess.Molly andSam slowlyapproachedthe creatureand laid thesaddle on itsback.
  • 5. This was the last one. Fred the bug had eaten each of theother 12 ingredients the old wise Cricket had described.When this was finished he would turn into a…
  • 6. When her owner stepped out of the room she got into thetea cup. She heard a tea bath was good for the feathers.But she never expected the bath would…
  • 7. Beneath the burbling water going down the drain there wasanother unmistakable sound. “Hello? Hello, can anyonehear me?” it said.
  • 8. “Soon all the rocks will obey me” said Rose. There was agleam in her eye but Ty couldn’t tell if it was merry ordangerous.
  • 9. “This is where I come from” Johnny toldthe rest of them. “See, I told you it wasreal.” Now follow me to see why it got itsname.
  • 10. The old shoes had one more win left inthem. Tonight was the night.
  • 11. They said Mrs.McReady usedthem in hersoup.But Carlos didn’tbelieve that atall. Plus, it washis last ball.
  • 12. “I’m serious! I think you’re shrinkingMelody.” Said Ben. She didn’t feel anydifferent, but Ben was looking bigger bythe moment.
  • 13. The spoon was stuck firmly to his lips. No matter how hardhe tried, he couldn’t pry it off.
  • 14. “Just I wished for” thoughtIlsa. She took a bite.
  • 15. He was the last one out of the plane. Hehad escaped with the secret tucked safelyin his pocket. He thought about how it allbegan. One week ago…
  • 16. All five of them arrived at noon just like they had promised 30years before. They hoped it would show itself like it had backthen.
  • 17. “I’m afraid there aredebts to be paid.”Said the stern man.
  • 18. To her surprise, noone recognizedher. The disguiseworked!“Now, down tobusiness,” shethought.
  • 19. “Right here. This is the spot where it happened last time”said Nicholas. “I think it is happening now” said Beth. Theyheld tight to each other’s hands as they rose higher…
  • 20. Larry knew he could make it there first.But he wouldn’t be on their plane. Hewas taking an earlier flight.
  • 21. Steve peered into the tankagain. He was sure this timethat they were looking backat him and laughing.
  • 22. “Just be ready” said the woman. “Theywill be back and they will be looking fortheir queen.” Ella tried.
  • 23. Samantha knew she could go faster if shetried. She pushed harder. Her feetbecame a blur. That’s when it happened.
  • 24. It was really happening. It started out assnow but then changed. She had to bringthe others here to see.
  • 25. Why didJennifer alwayshide her facelike that?They hadasked ofcourse. Butshe neverspoke.Today theothers weredetermined tofind out.
  • 26. She came to restore thepolluted stream. “Just afew minutes more shoulddo it.” thought the faerie.
  • 27. She was a water adept. This pond needed to be refilled. Shesaid the words and held out her hands. Clean, pure waterburst forth.
  • 28. James stood in thestreet, unsure of howhe got there.
  • 29. He stood thereyelling in alanguage that noone understood. Infact it was not ahuman language atall.
  • 30. They were finally free. No adults, no rules, no chores. Therewere truly alone here. It seemed fun at first.
  • 31. Tal accidentally opened hismouth on his turn downthe hill. This wasn’t sand atall. It tasted sweet. It was…
  • 32. “I’m sure it will work this time.” saidMarkus.“Ok” said William. “Let me try again.”
  • 33. He bent down to get a closer look. It wassparkling and the water was warmerhere. He reached out a finger to touchit…
  • 34. He was saddened bywhat he had done. Thegods still turned him tostone as punishment.
  • 35. Even More Story Starters Images from around the web and a few lines to get students thinking creatively. Give each student one slide and 20 minutes to write a short story about what they see and what they imagine. Story Starters are for educational purposes only. Attribution information is in the notes section for each slide. Story Starters are created by Billy Cripe and BloomThink to serve the k-12 educational community. Moms & Dads can also give these short creative starters to kids to encourage writing & creative thinking. Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Like Us On Facebook: http://facebook.com/bloomthink