The music playing softly in the background, the chirping of birds and frogs,the rush of cars on the highway. One day, they are all gone, the only thing I hear are the vioces inside of my head, the world around me has lost it's sound, o body makes any sense. I tell them they have no sound, the world has no music, they just look at me and open and close their mouths like fish. Everything is still, I can't hear the fire alarm when it rings anymore, can the other students still hear it? I can't wich one of us has lost our sound, me, or the world? I can hear the voices in my head, so this must mean the world has lost it's sound, not me, right? I could hear everything, even the drop of a pin if I tried hard enough. Then that day came, when the world's sound just disappeared, sucked into space, gone forever. How can I bring it back?
Tear down the tearers of trees and lives, lives and livelihoods within our own nation. Break what has broken and make new what has marred the face of our Earth, the Earth that faces such trials. Uproot disregard and reap understanding. Plaster all places with newspapers, spreading the news and who knews? of our world. Where one ship's shipment spills into a slick, a biological technology is being born to replace it. Water for oil, vegetables in vehicles that guzzled gasoline and fossil fuels, fossils That are outdated. And on with the day we say No! to delays. Because today I believe.
PHONE CALL. Use this sentence in a story. "Nancy had expected this phone call for years. But now she was stunned and her mother sounded bewildered...." (From Nancy Culpepper by Bobbie Ann Mason, a fabulous writer.) (And remember: Write quick! 7 minutes only and then come back and see what you think.)
Summer Finale: Tell us the best story of your summer. Something that happened that was funny or jolting or powerful but most of all it has to be a story. Use detail. Choose any format, bring in multi-media. Poems, stories, photos, audio, digital stories, videos, songs--all fair game. Let's see what you can do. Tell us your best story of the summer.