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Begin by copying the last sentence or event in the story you read. For example, “Just Delicious” from 3:15 Stories, the last line is,”The lights suddenly went out and George screamed and screamed.” This would be the first line of the story ending that I create. Then I would add my ideas about what happened next, who said or did what, what happened after that, and so on. So my ending might read, “The lights suddenly went out and George screamed and screamed.” You could hear Mina’s audible gasp, as she backed up against the cabinet and stood frozen in absolute fear and apprehension. It seemed as though a lifetime had passed and then the lights came back on. Mina stared at the spot where George had been standing only moments ago. George was no longer there. “George?” Mina cried. “George?”She peered around the table and inches closer to the place where George previously sat. She still saw no sign of George. From the corner of the room Mina heard a bodiless voice echo, I’ve retrieved my stolen liver and George will trouble you no more.” Mina shivered in fear and disbelief. The ghost appeared beside her and Mina jumped, tripping over the chair. As she lay sprawled in the floor, looking up at the ghost of the poor dead woman, she sighed and relaxed. Mina realized the ghost had done her favor and she no longer needed to worry about George’s wrath. Mina and the ghost smiled at one another and the ghost glided away through the wall. Mina and the ghost never spoke again, but occasionally, Mina would notice the apparition floating somewhere in the house, with a smile on her face. *

CONNIE Sandlin

Student Instructions

Independent Horror Story Ending

Take the story that you chose to read independently and think about the last event. Now, start from the last line of the story and create an original ending. Remember, it’s a creepy horror story, so keep that theme going. You must write a 1 page ending and record yourself reading it. Make the readers feel the horror.

7th Grade, English Language Arts, English Language Learners, Reading
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