Monday, 28 September 2015

Ghost story - many qu's - The tiger who came to tea

Today's #afewwordsaday #KAFWAD submission
Why not join me? Today's prompts are below. Prompts for the rest of the week are in a separate post just below.

Today I have ‘hugged the text’. I have stuck to the original story and changed just a few details. This is a good way to support less confident writers, or any writer exploring a new test type.

Prompts / date
  28th September
FMS Photo a day
Text type
 Ghost story
Sentence type
 Many Questions
 The tiger who came to tea
Many questions
Builds interest / tension
start with question and ?, followed by more linked question words or simple phrases (these don’t need capital letters)
What if she was lost? trapped? captured? murdered?

Sophie's mother was certain she had done this.

Once there was a little girl called Sophie, and she was having tea with her mummy, in the kitchen.
Suddenly Sophie felt cold all over and shivered even though her mummy didn’t seem to notice anything.
Sophie’s mummy said, ‘What’s wrong?
It can’t be a draft from the back door because I locked it after I put the bins out.
It can’t be the widow on the stairs because I know I closed it after I let the spider out.
Let’s check the front door and see if Daddy left it open when he went to work.’

Sophie opened the door, but no one was there, so she closed it again and went back to the kitchen.
All of a sudden a chair moved on its own. Sophie shivered again.
The sandwiches on the plate flew up in the air and then disappeared – the same happened to the buns, to the cake, to all the food until there was nothing left to eat on the table.

Sophie’s mummy went to reach for the teapot but that flew up into the air too and emptied all the tea all over the floor. The milk jug flew into the air and emptied the milk all over the floor.

Sophie and Sophie’s mummy were terrified and looked around the kitchen wondering what would happen next.

‘What if more things in the kitchen were thrown around? spoiled? emptied? broken?'

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