Okay, this was my assignment. I had to write a short story from the words listened below. It was to help my classmates and I recognize adverbs, but that's not the point. Here's the words I had to use in my story:
Awkwardly Beach Beyond Confused
Friendly Happily Heavenly Here
Inside Lonely Never Not
Old Rock Shy Sister
Slept Sometimes Song Stole
Stranger There Thought Told
Too Upstairs Very walked
water wished Yesterday
Here's what I gave the teacher. Not edited at all.
I get lonely, sometimes. I always thought it'd be nice to meet a stranger once in awhile, have a sister or brother, or even just, for once, see a friendly face. From my upstairs bedroom, I stared at the sea. Here, it was very quiet. Here, inside and alone, it was very empty. Sure, I had a lot of space. Too much space, too much emptiness.
I walked along the shore. I gazed at the beach, eyes never straying beyond the sand. I was afraid if I looked at the water, I'd be swallowed by the power of the ocean, by the mesmerizing lapping of the water against the salty sea-stained rock. The sound, the smell, the feel of the oceanwas what I slept to.
It began to rain. I looked up, confused and bemused to see rainclouds I hadn't even known were there. Not even bothering to move, I just stood out there awkwardly in the heavenly deluge. I wasn't afraid of any old rain.
But I stole a glance at the road. I had never shied away from rain. The humming, shy song of the rain against sea told me of the subtle beauty of nature.
No, what compelled me to look at the road, was the remembrance of yesterday. Yesterday, I'd been happily reveling in the rain, my back to the road. It hadn't bothered me when the car had sped hastily behind me. It hadn't bothered me when a wave of water and mud had completely engulfed my body, head to toe.
It was the roaring howl of the engine as it zoomed past, breaking the slap of water against water, rock, sand and concrete. Even if it was only for a brief second or two.
Review if you want me to tell you what my grade on this was.
Review if I missed any of the required words.
Naw, I'm just kidding, the teacher will tell me if I did. But review, 'kay? It's not my best work, because I had restrictions and rules to follow, but I think it's okay.
If you're from my school and you know this assignment, don't say my name in a review, please.
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