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Monday, 18 November 2013

Mini Sagas-Let's get creative!

A mini saga is a story told in no more and no less than 50 words. In 50 words you can say a lot, although you cannot tell every detail and you must give for granted your reader's intuition to build the setting, the characters' background, their past...

How to write a mini saga.

Examples of mini sagas.

Examples of mini sagas by English Students.

Now get down to write your own mini saga. The only rule is: you must mention the phrase "a leafless tree" in your story. You story must be 50 words exactly and you must include some adverbs. Think of a plot, then write a first draft without worrying much about the number of words. After that, count the words and then try to cut or add words until the story is the right length. Write your final version and upload it as a comment under this post. DEADLINE Sunday 24th November!

35 comments:

Alejandro Rubia said...

Peter woke up early in his day off. Suddenly he reminded his wife had quarreled to clean the garden, when he finished working he thought she´d be delighted.
Then Peter heard so loud angry cry he looked out where a leafless tree had dropped a brown layer over the garden.

Antonio Salas Mas said...
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Antonio Salas Mas said...

"A short romance"

When Matt came back into his room the window was opened and she had definitely gone. He was alone, like a leafless tree.
After all the funny time they had spent together the fly had decided to leave him and he realized he had wasted his time instead of studying.

Eva said...

Eva Infante NA 1ºB

“Bye honey!” I said to him from the door. He was staring steadily at me, making me feel nearly naked again, like a leafless tree. I knew it. He was the man I’d been longing for. I could trust him for sure. Meanwhile, a hidden eye was still recording secretly.

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Manuel Enrique De Luna López said...

Daniel was a black haired young man who saw in a dream an absolutely huge leafless tree with only a peach in a branch. He flung a stone into the fruit and it fell over. Eventually he ate it.
Suddenly, when he woke up, he realized he had grey hair.

Carlos Arce said...

The hand
The nightmare came when autumn fell. Every night someone scratched the window and the shade of a large black hand was projected waving him in the silent dark. But that night would be the last. The gale that announced winter, turned the oak of the garden in a leafless tree.

R. García León said...

While I was seeing a leafless tree this fall, I remembered my mother asking me to improve my English. Now, she’d be proud of me. I’d been preparing my English speech for months and it was perfect. Thus, I breathed deeply watching my audience and said: “relaxing cup of coffee…”

María Balbás said...

Silvia was sleeping. Suddenly she heard a strange noise and she thought it might be a burglar. She woke her husband up and he went downstairs. He lit the lights up and looked around the ground floor. Luckily he found a cat in the kitchen that was eating the cake.

Mayte said...

RAINING CATS AND DOGS

Once upon a time a cat and dog…Suddenly it started to rain. The cat went under a leafless three and started to dance…the dog was strongly surprised. The cat told the dog “life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass it’s about learning to dance in the rain”

Mariluz said...

Finally the great day arrived. He had bought me the Porsche I was waiting for such a long time.
Everything happened in a second and I couldn’t almost realize that something was wrong.
Suddenly I crashed into a leafless tree. When I opened my eyes I was still in bed.

Anonymous said...

Beatriz Garrido Batanero :

I was incredibly concentrated in my studies when suddenly, my brother appeared behind me and he said me: the back door is open and the dog isn't at home, ¿what is happening?

Just in that moment, we listened such a strong voice that we scared. that voice said us: don't be afraid!

Unknown said...

José Arias said.....

DEPRESSION.

For many years my eyes only saw darkness. I felt as a leafless tree in the desert. I was incredibly tíred and exhausted. In that moment I saw a power light and I had hope of living again. After that my mother was there, waiting for me. I had just got it!

Anonymous said...

Ana Carrasco Bracero NA1

Fifty women took part in a race. Apparently, all them looked happy. However, they were giving up as they heard comments like – They’re so fat to win! In the end, it only remained a woman. She was deaf.
A person without illusion is like a leafless tree. Don’t loose it!!!

Esther Ramirez Robles said...

Minisaga: Love story or not?

Mark and Mary had been invited to a wedding and, in the celebration, while everybody was dancing, he went where the DJ was, caught the microphone, and ask her girlfriend if she wanted to get marry with him.
She was so embarrassed that she started to run outside the restaurant.

Anonymous said...

It was a cool winter morning in January. Suddenly he appeared with her- She wasn’t as beautiful as I believe. He made a very bad change- I had been waiting this moment. I shoot him quickly. Luckily anybody saw me. She can´t stop to cry. He never will deceive me.

Estefania Vazquez Gonzalez 1º NA

pepa beiras said...

He was happy. He had worked carefully and the grass looked nice. “We could have lunch under the tree”, he thought. He put chairs and table. He still hadn’t putted dishes on the table, there were a lot of leaves, yet. “A leafless tree is a drudgery”, he thought now

Esmeralda Lozano Moro said...

One day, I went to the supermarket and I came back at home by car.
When I wanted to drive my car again I couldn’t find the key. I had to make a new and expensive copy.
Two months later I found it. It was in the fridge, inside a chocolate’s bag.

Angustias. said...

The day was coming,I was looking forward to seeing her. I couldn't imagine that such a long standing friendship had been complety asleep for ages. We met again after being apart for eighteen years.It's Like a leafless tree when stars to bloosom again, it was worth the wait.

Angustias. said...

The day was coming,I was looking forward to seeing her. I couldn't imagine that such a long standing friendship had been complety asleep for ages. We met again after being apart for eighteen years.It's Like a leafless tree when stars to bloosom again, it was worth the wait.

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Lourdes said...

“Jason? Our relationship is like a leafless tree” She whispered into the telephone but nobody answered. She continued “I seldom see you, you never call me and your love is sometimes so weak that this tree´ll died. Then a soft calm female voice said: “Sorry, but my husband isn´t here”

Zoilo said...

“Space oddity”

When Tom opened his eyes he hardly could see. He felt still, dizzy and confused. Around him were a leafless tree, a little pond sparkling like wine and the ground… Then he figured out what he had done: a round trip to the moon, he had really made the grade!

mª angeles said...

Mª Angeles
SADNESS
It was a wonderful day, but suddenly, I saw a sad child under a leafless tree. I went to him he started to cry and told me, my family lost our house; we don’t have money neither food because of this awful world. I couldn’t go at school never more.

Juan Manuel Rengel Moyano said...

I was working in Huelva and I had to deliver some equipment. Every evening I phoned to my client to organize the following workday. Unbelievably, she called me. We had been going out for six years when we broke up our relationship angrily years before.
Next day was awful.

Anonymous said...


Sandra Sánchez López

Cristina felt extremely happy; she’d just known that she’s pregnant. She ran and went towards her husband´s office without seeing that the traffic light was on red. Suddenly, she was lying on the road, she seemed a leafless tree. Meanwhile, the man into the car screamed “my wife, my wife”.

Anonymous said...

¨Bad advice¨

A friend says to another:In old age we change like a leafless tree,especially my husband,He´s so fat I don´t want to continue seeing him that way.
The other answer¨You should convince him to walk ten kilometers daily, in a week your husband will be seventy kilometers away¨

Anonymous said...

Bad advice is mine
Pino Ligero-

Ana Peñas said...

Hope

When you have lost hope you feel as a leafless tree on the top of the mountain in winter, Paul said. However, answered his wife, you know, life is unpredictable and changeable. Suddenly, one day, we don’t know how, all is different and you feel as a bunch of roses.

Niño Weene said...

Juan José Beltrán Martín
There I was...waiting for her like a leafless tree. It was such a frozen night that everybody was at home. She wasn't going to come. 'It's over' I said, she was supposed to leave me forever. Suddenly my mobile rang... She was calling me...Hi, dear!...Mr Jones? This is the hospital...

Esther Mantis said...

Love at first sight

John was a regular in that train. Today seemed different, probably because of Sally who was in New York for work. They started the conversation casually but both became very close in less than thirty minutes. They exchanged phone numbers, of course. John promptly called a day later – “Wrong number!”

Unknown said...

Luckily, the summer days arrive to the end, it leaves place incredibly beauty autumn. This season shows us his colour scheme, his leafless trees, the sound of the air with his branches. This is the perfect scene where at first sight they had fallen in love deeply and forever.

Anonymous said...

Pino said...
A friend told me sadly that old age had changed especially her husband, he seemed a leafless tree.
I advised her convinced him to do sport like walking ten kilometers daily.
I asked about her husband a week after, then she answered me angrily that he was seventy kilometers far away-

Pilar MZ said...

Jane was really exhausted. Her life was a hell since she’d broken with her partner.

After thinking about forgetting the past, she went out early yesterday. However, when she arrived at the garden and she saw the leafless tree where they’d carved their names, she decided to forgive him again.

Anonymous said...

Antonio Abad Blandón García NA 1ºB

"The evil rocker"

Harry was home alone, he felt like a leafless tree. Suddenly, he heard a noise in the basement. There, he saw a rocker swinging slowly. He felt so frightened that he couldn´t move. Then, he realized that it was a cat which was sitting on the rocker and made it move.