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Who’s Outside the Door?

brown doorframe and door about a fourth open
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“Who’s Outside the Door?” by Joan Y. Edwards

I thought it would be fun to do a writing exercise. Last year we wrote about what we saw outside our window. This year, I thought it would be fun to write about guessing who is outside your door and then finding out who it really was…a mystery or a comedy.

In the case of you were expecting your sister and her boyfriend to be outside the door…

man and woman in snow outside flower shop
Thank you, Stocksnap and Pixabay for letting me use this image.

and instead, you found this cow.

cow outside green double doors
Thank you Ha11ok and Pixabay for allowing me to use this image.

In your story, use these images to help you write your interpretation or write a different story altogether using at least the word “Door” in your title and having 200-300 words.  Please share your story  in the comment area or email it to me before midnight on January 31, 2023.

Blue Ribbon to show that You Make a Difference

I will choose up to three Blue Ribbon stories…for outstanding description, dialogue, and/or mystery or comedy elements.

Joan Y. Edwards. “Winter Writing Exercise: The Rest of the Story:” “https://joanyedwards.com/winter-writing-exercise-the-rest-of-the-story/

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Writing Exercise: The Scavenger Hunt

young girl holding gray bunny to use for writing exercise about scavenger hunts
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Writing Exercise: The Scavenger Hunt

Thank you to everyone who has read and used the writing exercises from my blog.  It is fun to read your writing passages in my comments area.

Write for the fun of it.

I think scavenger hunts are fun so I incorporated one  in today’s writing exercise. 

Writing Exercise:  The Scavenger Hunt

Use a timer for 15 minutes. Goal is to write 200-300 words.  After the timer rings, write 3 sentences to end your story. Feel free to add your passage in the comment area.

The genre is comedy or mystery.

Event is Scavenger Hunt
When: Easter Sunday
Show  what characters see, smell, taste, hear, and touch.

Words to use:
1. Easter
2. egg
3. bunny
4. basket
5. lost
6. found
7. child
8. love
9. police
10. dye
11. clue
12. prize
13. stranger
14. flowers

Resources
Wikihow.com. “How to Create a Scavenger Hunt”
https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Scavenger-Hunt
Other Writing Exercises from my blog:
1. Image Props for Stories #1: All That Was Left Was a Stapler, a Money Bag, and a Bird Ornament
2. Image Props for Stories #2: Bananas, Scissors, a Vacuum Cleaner, and a Ferris Wheel
3. Image Props for Stories #3: a Basketball, a Pillow and a Pair of Boots

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