Choose one of the scenes you listed for Exercise 1, and write part of the scene. Try to weave in some descriptive details
Christmas! I’m sure I received lots of gifts that year. But I can’t remember any of them except what I got from my sister Roxanne. Yes, it was just what you’re thinking – a blue plastic flashlight necklace! I couldn’t wait to wear it to school. And I did, the very first day we returned from Christmas break. Everybody loved it.
Well, that same day happened to be Story Day in my class. Whenever my teacher read a book to the whole class, one lucky student got to take the book home. “James and the Giant Peach” was such a great story – the centipede told James that he did not even have 100 legs. And it was me who got picked to take the book home. I was the lucky student.
After school I didn’t even put the book into my military-green canvas knapsack. I crossed the avenue at the corner, carrying the book. As soon as I reached the curb, someone grabbed my coat sleeve. I whirled around. It was Robert. He shouted, “Give me that flashlight necklace!”. I screamed, “No! It’s mine!”. And I flapped that paperback book right in his face. He didn’t follow me home and never bothered me again.
Good thing I was holding that book.