Due: Wednesday, 25th March
Write about a fictional incident about a natural disaster or natural event using non-linear narrative (flash-forward or flashback). These must be at least two sizable paragraphs in length.
e.g. a tsunami; a volcanic eruption; a solar eclipse etc.
Before both paragraphs, build a list of words to do with your theme, and write them down in your response, before the paragraphs. e.g. if I was writing about a forest fire, I would look up ‘hot‘ in the thesaurus, and come up with: warm; boiling; scorching; fiery etc.
E/D Grade: You should start with a flashforward, being sure to end on a cliffhanger, to leave you reader with a mystery, before revealing the truth behind it in your next paragraphs.
C/B Grade: You should aim to have a clear narrative progression throughout your short story, making sure to use your non-linear start to give a ‘Disruption‘; before following through to ‘Equilibrium‘ (everything back to normal) to finish. You will need at least 3 paragraphs.
Extension: You might like to experiment with different narrative viewpoints.