1.21 PROMPT: Freytagging Your Story

Select one of the two prompts and write a 250-500 word flash fiction story. Paying particularly close attention to how you develop all the components that make up the plot. Once you finish your draft, highlight sections to show the parts of Freytag’s Pyramid. For example, yellow may be the exposition, light green the climax, pink a scene of rising action, and so on. 

  1. Go to CNN.com and go through the week in 43 photos. Take ten minutes to find a photo and develop a scene based on one of these pictures.
  2. Your character is either the brother or sister of Hansel and Gretel in search of your siblings. When you read the original Grimm’s Brothers version, you will notice they forgot to include H & G’s sibling. 

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