In the comments, use the 10 random words below to create a cohesive, creative short story tying all the words together. And remember: after you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words (if you’ve missed some challenges, go back and try those too).
- Do you hear me?
- It’s hard
NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks.
What I came up with:
“It’s hard to swim against a riptide. Do you hear me?“, said the vagrant.
This hit me in the gut, because we were in the middle of the lush park, amidst numerous flashes of lightning, with no ocean in sight.
“I hear you.”, I replied.
“Good! It is an important thing to know, just in case you run across a riptide. I was at the beach the other day and almost drowned because I did not know.”, he said.
This caused a revolution in me, as I realized it is neither a felony, nor evil, to be a vagrant, just a matter of circumstance. This man was just trying to help someone he doesn’t even know, even if it was not really relevant at the time. Even though his life seems to be abnormal, he is still a good man, and should be treated with kindness.