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Story Starters


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Slides each with a curious picture and several lines that can be used to spur the imagination. Great tool for creative writing classes and teachers.

Images are culled from around the internet and inserted for educational purposes only.

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Story Starters

  1. 1. Story Starters…<br />Images from around the internet and a few lines to get students thinking creatively.<br />Give each student one slide and 20 minutes to write a creative story about what they see and what they imagine.<br />Story Startersare for educational purposes only.<br />
  2. 2. To everyone else it looked like a regular match. It looked like regular fire.<br /> Winnie could see that it was different…<br />
  3. 3. The newspaper doesn’t like it when you use the internet. Alice found out the hard way…<br />
  4. 4. The most surprising thing Fred’s dad saw that day was…<br />
  5. 5. The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder…<br />
  6. 6. The gate swung silently inward. “There had never been a gate here before.” thought Bella…<br />
  7. 7. “I will finally be the smartest woman in the world.” thought Kait…<br />
  8. 8. No matter how hard he tried to knock his opponent down, he floated back up in the air…<br />
  9. 9. “But I AM smiling” Alexander the friendly shark thought…<br />
  10. 10. When they got to the gate at the end of the garden they saw that they were back at the beginning…<br />
  11. 11. Was that the Sun? A Spaceship? Or something else? Either way Edgar the business man welcomed it… <br />
  12. 12. Pond rules required all the faeries to gather and decide … <br />
  13. 13. “It is just over that rise.” Bernice said to the other children… <br />
  14. 14. “How can this be happening?” James exclaimed as he was hit by another gust of chill wind.<br />
  15. 15. The Love of Money is the Root of All Evil Babies.<br />
  16. 16. Was Elena sad or sleeping?There was only one way to find out...<br />
  17. 17. “So, they really ARE made out of meat,” thought Ben, “wait until I tell my mom.”<br />
  18. 18. “Guys! You’ll never believe what is back there…”<br />
  19. 19. Phillip drew the short straw and had to lay at the end. Again.<br />
  20. 20. He couldn’t open his jaw and his hands were still glued to the stems. Maybe if Brian got down on his knees and smiled she would believe him and call for help…<br />
  21. 21. Shaun had tried and tried and tried and now it finally worked.<br />
  22. 22. Robot gardeners are great but you have to be careful or they rust.<br />
  23. 23. With the headset on it was almost like being alive. <br />
  24. 24. The boys looked down into the endless abyss and cheered. It was time. <br />
  25. 25. Sam could not make it stay in.<br />The last piece kept sliding out on its own.<br />
  26. 26. She felt it once and stopped. The band started playing again. Her feet began to lift once more...<br />
  27. 27. Callie and Brynn wished and wished that they could become a dragon fly, just for the afternoon. A few minutes later...<br />
  28. 28. Gregory was playing with his food again. Only this time…<br />
  29. 29. Sunny and the other two elephants wondered if coming here was worth the price… <br />
  30. 30. “Come with me.” the funny boy urged. His eyes made me want to follow… <br />
  31. 31. He thought the vitamins in the glass would give him power, but… <br />
  32. 32. “The view from up here is amazing,” thought Claire, “but I’m getting hungry…”<br />
  33. 33. “That water thing is happening again.” Announced Beth.<br />
  34. 34. Eddy was not about to let those squirrels near him again. This time, he was ready.<br />
  35. 35. The tapping sound from inside grew louder. Then a tiny crack appeared…<br />
  36. 36. “I don’t know how we’re going to get out of this one” said Jim to Jack as he pulled. “What exactly did you say to that curious little man who put you in there?”<br />
  37. 37. Old Jack was nearly blind. Mrs. Wiggins agreed to lead him there just this one last time.<br />
  38. 38. “Are you my mommy?” Baby Ellie asked in her mind. “Yes.” the device answered. “Yes I am.”<br />
  39. 39. “You will prove yourself and win your freedom if you get to the end and come back alive. Now Go.” the guard barked. Susie, her brother Eric and their little sister Ava had no choice but to start down the wall.<br />
  40. 40. “My pet alligator was this big when I saw him last.” said Bryce. John, Mary, Peter and Thomas grew worried. They had all heard the rumors…<br />
  41. 41. It was the last apple from the time before humans appeared. It had certain magical properties. At least that is what the legends said.<br />
  42. 42. Yuki waited until midnight and then they appeared…<br />
  43. 43. She continued looking through the frame where everything appeared green and warm and bright. Annie could not feel the cold... <br />
  44. 44. “You are not really alive!” Dennis screamed at his computer. The computer remained silent. But he was sure that it laughed at him.<br />
  45. 45. “My new home” thought Kendall. “They will finally leave me alone…”<br />
  46. 46. Crusher Joe punched so hard that he ripped a hole in the air. Bits of water splashed against him where the air had condensed from the force of his punch. He looked through the hole and saw…<br />
  47. 47. Story Startersare for educational purposes only…<br />Images from around the internet and a few lines to get students thinking creatively.<br />Give each student one slide and 20 minutes to write a creative story about what they see and what they imagine.<br />