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Story Starters

By Stephanie R.
Age Range: 5 to 11

Use the following text as a fun starter for your creative writing...

I had always liked to live in the “fast lane.” I drove fast, ate fast, walked fast, and talked fast. Never thinking I would ever slow down. Old people that slowed me down made me mad. They walked slow, ate slow, and drove slow…I would get so upset! My teachers, friends, and family always told me that I needed to learn to slow down and enjoy life because one day, I too, would be old. “Yeah right,” I thought, nothing’s going to slow me down. Then, one day I was driving fast & almost ran into a little old lady. She had little beady eyes that stared deep into my eyes…she just gave me the chills. I beeped my horn for her to get out of my way, but she slowly moved around the side of my car to my open driver’s window. Softly and slowly she spoke these words, “You must learn to watch as you go…and learn to take things slow…because you never, never know how quickly you might grow.” I thought she was just a crazy old lady. I hurried off, screeching my tyres as I drove away.

Forgetting about what she said, I went to bed that night planning what adventures I’d do the next day. But, the next morning I woke up and could hardly move…then I looked in the mirror and to my horror, staring back was an old, old man. What had happened? What was going on? Who was this person starring back at me? Then, I thought about what the little old lady had said...

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