February 15, 2010

Writing prompt: I *so* don’t do ____

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Writingprompt_idont When you combine a scary subject (ghosts!) with a wacky, funny plot, you get Barrie Summy's I So Don't Do Mysteries, in which Sherry (short for Sherlock) Holmes Baldwin hangs out with her ghost of a mom and tries to help her solve mysteries. I know, it's a crazy idea
but it works.

So for this writing prompt, try to think of the silliest, wackiest, most out-there idea you can think of for a book or short story. Fill in the prompt below and get writing and don't be afraid to be outrageous. Who knows? Sometimes the craziest ideas are the best ones! 

Prompt: I *so* don't do ____, but one day last week, my long-lost _____ showed up and told me he/she needed my help. Here's what he/she asked me to do: __________.

Show us your prompts in the comments. Happy writing!

Morgan, Scholastic staffer

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  1. veronica

    I *so* don’t do roller-coasters, but one day my long-lost kitten showed up and said she needed my help. Here’s what she asked me to do: Ride the roller-coaster and when I get to the top, rescue her friend who got stuck up there!

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  2. chocalategirl

    I so don’t yell at people but my long- lost sister said, “I’m going to a party. I need you to baby-sit for the C’s. I called your BFF and told her no movies.” What! It wasn’t fair!

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  3. Destiny

    I*So*Don’t*Do reading. It’s boring, and there’s really no point in it. As long as you KNOW HOW TO read. Then you don’t have to keep doing it. Just like knowing how to ride a bike, but we dont do that everyday all the time…well some people do.

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  4. personwhatever

    but, i may not do reading, but i like i so dont do
    mysteries, and thats all i will read and diary of a wimpy kid

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  5. ailurusfulgen

    I *SO* don’t do basketball, but one day my long lost fruit kabob, Steve, told me he needed my help. This is what he asked me to do: ” GO eat a whole pizza,” and I was like “NO!!! NOT PIZZA!” Because  think pizza is disgusting.
    That was so random XD.

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  6. Aaliyah

    can ya belivi that taylor swift is going out with justin biber that is so cool and at a consert taylor swift told justin biber to break a leg but really ment to have fun and then he broke he’s leg

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  7. 77777girl

    I must say i’ve read all of the diary of an whimpy kid books + the preview looks nothing like it :( This looks fantastic !

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  8. Desiree

    I *so* don’t do cats, but one day last week, my long-lost ant showed up and told me she needed my help. Here’s what she asked me to do:She told me to go brush her cats intel there fur was soft. one of the cats scratched me. now I hate cats.

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  9. Robert

    I *so* don’t do fish, but one day last week, my long-lost fishing tackle showed up and told me he/she needed my help. Here’s what he/she asked me to do: do the charlie brown.

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  10. Sohie

    I *so* don’t do find its,but one day last week, my long-lost mom showed up and told me she needed my help. Here’s what she asked me to do find your dog before the dog catcher dose.

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  11. Laikyn

    I so dont do dragons but one day my long lost puppy told my to go to the land of monsters and adopt 20 dragons and one ate my sister

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  12. friend

    *so* don’t do squash____, but one day last week, my lost __friend hill__ showed up and told me she needed my help. Here’s what she did ate all the squash in the world: ________

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  13. Elizabeth

    I *so* don’t do twilight but one day last week my long lost apple showed up and asked me:
    to go to one of those twilight gatherings UGH! I HATE TWILIGHT
    Just kidding i luv Twilight.

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  14. Corey

    I *so* don’t do _soccer___, but one day last week, my long-lost _ripped up rusty soccer ball____ showed up and told me he/she needed my help. Here’s what he/she asked me to do: ____play with me in outer space__

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