In term two our class all wrote short stories on a topic that we chose. This term we were introduced to the 5 big questions about reading. We decided to use these big questions for our own short stories and here they are.
Big question #1: what makes this story good?
Answer: I think what makes my story good is the descriptive language I have used and the detail that I have put in the story. This means that when someone reads my story they are able to picture the characters in my story which, from personal experience, helps the reader understand the story a whole lot better.
Big question #2: what would make this story better?
Answer: I think I could of made my story better by at the least leaving two people alive in the world instead of killing them all so the world could reproduce and create the human race again.
Big question #3: Whats the one most important thing that I want you to know?
Answer: I think the one most important thing I want you to know is that things aren’t always as they seem. What I’m trying to say is that even though you might want to find out about something, it might not be the best idea.
Big question #4: Why did I write this?, why did I bother to tell this story?, what is it about my story that makes it so important?
I wrote this story because I heard this scary story at a camp I went on and I thought that it would be good to try and turn it into a horror story that I had written. I think my story is important because it shows how people can turn whatever they hear into a story around the main basis of what they heard.
Big question #5: what does the audience need to know to understand and enjoy my story?
Answer: That this book is not for the faint-hearted. Don’t try to read it if you have a fear of scary stories. But if you do like scary stories, by all means, jump right in.