DIRECTIONS: Build a short story that consolidates 2-3 momentous personal experiences based on true events in your life. The experiences can be any range of emotions from happy to sad. Blend them together to create one short story no one has heard before. The short story should be fictional, but its based on your real-life events. Examples of momentous experiences might be a broken bone, loss of a family member, getting drivers license, parents divorce, birth of a sibling, heartbreak, birthday celebration, etc. Focus on character development- how does he/she feel? Dislikes and likes? Characteristics? What perspective (1st- I or 3rd he/she)? Pick your moments, create your characters, and build your story.