I actually have an entire binder of writing I've saved since 4th grade. It includes short stories, essays, journals, and poetry. I used to write a lot of poetry. It started out handwritten or on a typewriter. Some have illustrations. Now that I've moved to a computer to write the things of my wandering mind, I don't have as much to save in this binder. I still have most every paper written for college and grad school saved somewhere on discs or what not. I don't write nearly as much poetry, but will occasionally sit down and write some verse.
Anyway, here's a story I wrote in 5th grade. I don't remember the specific lesson for this writing assignment, but I think it had something to do with adding details. I do know that my 'inspiration' for this piece was actually a marionette my parents had bought me at some art fair. I kept all the spelling and punctuation errors in there. Here's Zazzle:
It's a spring morning in the Swiss Alps in Switzerland. I was walking in the hills along a path with tons of flowers as far as I could see on either side of me. There were all sorts of flowers and different plants. There were Yuccas, Dandelions Lilys, Roses, Buttercups, and many other plants I could never name.
ALl of a sudden, out of a Lily, popped this little monster. AT first I didn't know what to think. We stared oa each other for a few minutes, then I started to scream. It started to scream too. Then, when we both had stopped screaming, I asked it what it was. It told me it was a mole Zazzle. he also told me his name was Zorze Zazzle. He asked me what I was, and I told him I was a human, and my name was Ashlee.
This monster was the cutest thing on Earth. He had a bright rasberry, chubby, round face, with a boatvh of Sea Green fur around his face. He had a horn that looked like a unicorns horn. It was a Pearly white horn that glistened in the sunlight. IT was right on the top of his little round face. His eyes were a sky blue next to his Rasberry face. They were oval shape exept for the very bottom, which was flat. His noase was like a little black button. His mouth was a cherry red line that curved slightly into a little smile. His body was a Sea Green, furry, ball. The only thing was a small oval right smack in the middle of his belly. The oval wa like a bright rasberry Cherry. His arms were small, long ones. His hands were chubby, sea Green ones with a thumb and two small fingers. His leggs were a short, Sea Green, Furry ones. His shoes were quite large. They were like sneakers, only a little funny looking. His right shoe was a gray with quarter circles at the toe and the heel. His left shoe was white one with rasberry quarter circles Ot the toe on heel. Both shoes had black shoe laces that were tied in a bow.
He told me many stories, and legends of other Zazzles. I told him mony human stories too. We had a nice time until it was dusk. At dusk I told him I had to go home. So I went home and told my parents my adventure with a real life monster!!!