The following story is one written by two of my year 8 boys, George and Peter. I was away recently and I gave the class an assignment of writing a story between two, one sentence at a time. Hutto is the nickname of another boy in the class. This is what these two rapscallions came up with:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there lived Ms Frogdancer. She was an utterly horrible creature, with massive fangs that could devour an apple in seconds. She was a truly ugly beast with the scales of a crocodile and a tail like the devil. She lived in a time of great famine and teaching.
All of the civilians were very afraid of Ms Frogdancer and often sent great armies to her castle to sleigh (sic) the mighty beast… none of them survived. The only hope for the people of Morovia lay with the Legendary One, the mighty warrior. Hutto the Great. Standing at 8 foot 2 with golden curly locks, he was the only worthy opponent for Ms Frogdancer. Nobody, human or creature, could stand before this omniscient being and survive. With his longbow strapped to his back and a sword and shield in either hand, he prepared himself for battle on his horse, Epona.
As he began his trek to the Hideous One’s lair, he fell in a river. Thrashing around in the water trying to stay afloat, he saw a horrible sight – an orange fin gliding through the water towards him. Dun dun…. dun dun…. dundundundun..etc. The USO (Unidentified Swimming Object) finally emerged and said, “Have you found Nemo?”
Hutto sighed with relief and gave him directions to Sydney, ” It’s about 60,000 lightyears that way. 4 Billion years into the future.”
And with that, Hutto saluted Marlin, stood up in the ankle-deep water and continued on his journey to slay the ugly one.
Hutto rang the doorbell.
“Avon calling!” he yelled.
“Ok, I’ll be there in just a sec!”
The door opened wide and Hutto stabbed repetitively with his dagger.
“Whoops, sorry. T’was an accident, Mr butler sir. Could you give me directions to the ugly Ms Frogdancer please, o dying, innocent butler?”
The butler didn’t respond. Hutto thought he heard a rustling noise behind him and turned around with his longbow in his hand, arrow at the ready. He released the arrow.
“Sorry, Mr gardener!”
Hutto then thought he heard a horrible screeching so he followed the noise to the bathroom. It was Ms Frogdancer singing in the shower. When she emerged from the bathroom he pulled out his shield and whacked her on the head, knocking her to the ground. He then stabbed her with the dagger.
“Ahhhh Hutto, there is something I must tell you!”
“What do you want, you pitiful creature?”
“I am your Mother….” and she died.
“NOOOOOOOOO!” Hutto yelled, and stabbed himself in the heart.
I just love teaching! I’m going part-time next year so I can build my business but I could never give up reading things like this. The boys make me laugh so much.