"THE MYSTIC STREAM"
Explanation: Okay, so this is my first work from my sophomore year in high school. I wrote this for my Creative Writing class, and the assignment was a Hodge-Podge Story. I know it's a bit of a childish story, but it has some darker undertones that I think you guys might appreciate.
For those of you that don't know, a Hodge-Podge is a story that you create from a few preset topics or events. For example, my story had to include the following four things:
1. A Talking Zebra: This ended up being Terrence Zebra, of course.
2. In Early Spring: I mentioned that it was early spring in the first paragraph of this story. This provided a small part of the setting, too.
3. A Polluted Stream: This ended up being that river full of sludge that I mentioned like twenty times. Lol.
4. Someone Has Just Died: This ended up being Bobby Zebra.
Well. There you have it. The rest of the story was my playground. In other words, all of the other ideas came from me, myself, and I. Also, I had to utilize blue text to indicate Terrence's thoughts. We really need to get an italics BB code created as soon as possible...
But, anyways, this certainly wasn't my best work because I had to rush the ending and stuff. I didn't realize that my teacher was going to want it done by a certain time, so I had to speed the storyline up if I wanted a good grade. But, all the same, I hope you liked this, as I nearly killed myself trying to write it in the first place. Haha. Thank god I had some details to go on. Lol.
THANKS FOR READING!!