Yesterday I challenged my students to a twitter story competition. Twitter is a social medium that allows you to post status updates, market, send links to live news feeds, info fetching, etc. However, one only has 140 characters to get their message across or provide a link. A character is any letter, space, or punctuation. It's limiting, but teaches concise and clear language. Anyway, they have to tell a story (using all story elements) in 140 characters or less. The students don't' have to have a twitter account. They can email, blog, or write it on paper. However, they also have the option to tweet me with their submission.
Can you do it? Are any of you up for the challenge? I'm sure the kids would love it! If you would like to give it a go, you can type your story as a comment on the blog and I will share it anonymously or state the author's screen name with the kids.
Here is a student example:
I woke up with a headache so bad, I couldn't brush my teeth. When the worm burst out, the pain stopped. Death was salvation.