The short fiction unit went by fast. Creating different aspects of our story with a group was a good learning experience I think we all needed. We all could offer our opinions and ideas of what we want to write about. We could create unique characters, setting, conflicts without having any boundaries. I was an active group member. Within my small group I created the characters and the other members did the setting and conflict. I think we all participated one hundred percent of the time and I wouldn’t change anything.
I feel like my story meets all the requirements set. I made sure my work was done before it was due just in case. I loved the peer review process. I think it’s a good idea to get other people’s opinions on your writing, what they liked/didn’t like so you know ways to improve your story. If they didn’t like it then your readers probably won’t either. Our peers can see how creative we can be and maybe what we are interested in. Overall I thought the peer review was very helpful.
“Anyways, whatever this was it landed on a fat, hairy man enjoying a popsicle next to Nigel’s stand. Poor Innocent guy. All I can see is this man’s feet hanging and sticking out of this metal piece that landed on him” “ Out stepped a beautiful blonde girl with big blue eyes, blinding everyone on the beach.” “Being brave I took a couple steps toward her. Sparky started yelping, he is a little protective and Majesty was on Nigel’s shoulders, Foo Foo behind me hiding.” These parts of my story represent characterization, I tried to give little clues to reveal what kind of character they are and how it effects them. “It was a nice day during the middle of summer, I could feel the breeze coming in my window and the warm sun beating on my skin.”
“Out of the corner of my eye I can see little ripples in the water.” I tried to represent setting through these two lines, I could have improved that part of my story. “On the count of three we all lift.” “Nigel, you call an ambulance.” “Do you know any ways to get this thing back up there?” I asked “You know, when I was little my grandfather told me if we ever crashed we have to find some magic symbol, all I can think of his how a pearl in our culture means success.” Pandibee said. “So we need to find a magic pearl?” Nigel looked at her with confusion. “I guess so, any ideas?” Sparky is sliding towards us, “You guys!!!!!!! My friend Whale told me about two and a half miles west of here near the reef there is a clamshell there, with a guard but maybe I can be sneaky. Would you think that would entitle a magic pearl, one to get the spaceship back to the station?” “That is such a great idea Sparks, I guess we will never know until we try. Can we put you in charge of this mission? You need to be speedy. The longest is four days Sparky, or its going to be a bad ending.” Nigel answers. “I can do this. Faster than four days, with no floaties.” he promises trying to convince himself. “Friends! Here comes Sparky! This is our only hope now.” I yell as loud as I can with excitement. As he flops towards us Nigel can’t help but ask, “Any luck down there?” I represented my knowledge of dialogue a lot throughout the story with my characters communicating trying to solve the mission.