Why Do We Have To Write Today?

Whenever we write as a class, the main question asked is, “Why do we have to write today?” I have created a list saying all the reasons we have to write and why you would want to write.

    To read your own stories.
    To express your beliefs.
    To put yourself into famous stories.
    To plan.
    To release stress.
    Because why not?
    To understand.
    To learn.
    Because it’s fun.
    To relax.
    To write yourself as fictional.
    To be subtle.
    To be true.
    To be original.

    To be immortal.

That’s the list of reasons that you have to write today, and any day for that matter. Anyways I encourage you to think of reasons that you have to write today.

This post is inspired by a post called “Why do we have to write today?” by Todd Finley

Peaceful Walk

Wandering through the woods, he heard the birds chirping and the frogs croaking. The trees were just tall enough to block the sun from becoming a distraction. As he walked, the twigs and leafs he stepped on were merely white noise in the forest. He looked around for any more beauty, and he saw what he was looking for. A little stream trickling is a steady fashion.

The stream was the most prefect creation among the Earth. It was running over shining rocks and under fallen logs. The water was ice-cold to the touch and freezing to the taste. The heavenly stream empties into a little pond, abound with fish. He sat there, thinking. Watching.

Hours, which seemed like minutes, passed by as he sat there watching the water. When he snapped out of his trance he realized that it was nearly dark. He stood up and saw fireflies illuminating the sky. He started his trek home. Stuck in perpetual motion towards home, listening to the sounds of animals and nature. He finally arrived to his humble abode. And when he stepped foot into his yard, he couldn’t help but to think about returning to that oasis.

What if the world had no color?

Ah color, color is a beautiful. It allows you to pick out clothing to show how your feeling. It allows you to see the nice sunrise in the morning. I mean look at the picture!


Wait. The picture isn’t in color, but wouldn’t you want to see the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. Or the trees growing out from the mountain. This is how it is in the community from a book I recently finished called The Giver. In this community there is no color. Which may sound terrible when you first think of it, but it isn’t that bad.

Color can be a amazing thing: sunrise, sunset, stars in the sky, the red rock of the Grand Canyon. Colors can also be a bad thing. For example, red usually symbolizes pain, and if your friend has a colored T-Shirt you may be jealous. In the community from The Giver color is non-existent, but the thing is that citizens never knew what color was or is. The only people who know are the receivers. In a world without color you can lose many great things that come with color. This can be many things. Such as the events I have listed before: sunrise, sunset, etc.

In the community Elders, basically the government, want to get rid of all flaws in their society. Like jealousy, which can be partially removed if color is erased. In my opinion, life without color would be bad. Really dull, but I keep reminding myself that citizens have never known or seen color. That’s why life without color is both good and bad.

What family traditions do you want to carry on when you get older?

Every family should have at least one tradition that they have. For example, sitting around a table together for eating. Something like that is a family tradition in my book.

I tradition that I would want to carry on is my families annual crawfish boil. Basically a massive party with the main food is crawfish. My family and I cook the crawfish ourselves and invite almost all of our friends to join us at this massive party. Another tradition I would like to keep is bringing my dad out to the bus stop. Ok I know. You may think that all bus stops are with others, but not mine. I have a little stop all to my self, and it’s the little things like talking to my dad at the bus stop that I would love to keep as a tradition forever.

All family traditions should be kept. No matter what it is. Well that’s my opinion anyway! What’s yours?

What makes a good teacher?

No tests, no homework, no rules– does all this add up to a good teacher? Many people would like all those things, but unfortunately, as nice as teachers can be, they still exist. Now really, what makes a good teacher?

For me, I enjoy a teacher that is nice, talkative, and teaches with hands on experience. That’s why I like science, but of course I like my other classes too! A teacher that is and does all those things will be a good teacher to me. Yet I learn to like all my teachers. I guess I also like learning new things! So, as long as iI learn new things, have hands on experiences, and the teacher is nice and talkative. That is the best possible teacher I could have!

What, for you, makes a good teacher?

Breaking rules.

Sometimes in life you have broken a rule, but also followed them. For example, many famous people have had to overcome challenges, and to over these challenges they had to break the rules.

No, it isn’t OK to break the rules, for if you could texting while driving, robbing and piracy would be legal. Almost every single time you came home; your house would most likely be robbed. Especially if you live in the downtown area. This might no be a good thing ig you just bought a new TV…. Then, poof, it’s gone.

However, if one of you grandparents is dying, you will most likely drive past the speed limit to see if they are OK. If you had to follow the rules all of the time Martin Luther King Jr. would have never sopped segregation. It is fine to break the rules if you know when to follow them.

In conclusion, it is most definitely OK to break the rules. Occasionally.Hopefully others will learn when to follow rule, and know when to break them.

The Phantom’s Lair

As I sit down in the dark and damp cave, I look around my empty cavern. Water, rocks, darkness– anything you would find in a cave. That’s what any normal human would see. I see beauty. While I gazed around the dark, I saw glistening waterfalls, sparkling rocks, fading darkness. As the candles floating out of the water, rocks are even more sparkling, and the water even more glistening. Yet I still realize. I am lonely.

More lonely than ever.


All around the world people wear masks. Masks can be literal or figurative. In other words, masks, can be worn in many different ways.

Some masks that people can wear are literal: people put masks on their faces. For example, many wear masks for different events, such as Halloween or Marti Gras. Roaming the streets during Halloween, you can find many children and adults wearing masks. Like Spider-Man and Iron Man masks. On my last Halloween, I saw many Spider-Man costumes and masks.

On the other hand, some masks can be figurative: people put masks on the cover their emotions. Imagine if you are angry and are talking to you Mom, you might want to cover your anger using a figurative mask. Figurative masks can be helpful, although others might be able to see through them.

See? There are many ways to wear. Parties, Halloween, concealing emotions– masks can be used for all of them!

What Would You Do If You Win the Lottery?

The lottery can either bring millions of dollars, or the loss of 10 or so dollars. And the chance of winning the lottery Powerball is about 1 in 175 million, but what if you were that tiny percentage. What would you do if you won the lottery?

The current jackpot value is 50 million dollars! Thats crazy for anyone to have in their wallet, but most would claim they would buy anything they thought would be slightly cool. I, on the other hand, wouldn’t.

What I would do is probably save some for college, put a couple million dollars for charity, give some money for my family, maybe buy a couple things I want. The reason I wouldn’t buy too much is that I would be greedy and whatever I saw and wanted. I would get. And for charity, come on, I would have 50 million dollars! I would have to give at least one million to charity. As for college and family, college I would put into so I wouldn’t have to worry about it later, and family is so they can pay off bills, houses, and cars.

Hopefully I will win the lottery someday, and don;t spend it all in one place. Especially 50 million dollars that would be fun to have laying around in my wallet!


The Lurker pt 2

The Thing turns toward me moving slowly across the floor. Gliding, slithering, creeping–I can’t tell how he’s moving. Then I see it, the hideous green thing. Then right as it comes out of the shadows. My body becomes lifeless.

When I awake, my body feels as if I have just done a 500 hour workout. Sore, in pain, dehydrated. I barely open my eyes, but when I do, I see nothing except a pair of serpent-like eyes staring right at me. It slowly approaches. Slithering down right next to me, the eyes grow bigger and bigger and bigger. Finally we are looking each eye to eye, face to snake head? Anyways, fear starts accumulating inside of me. And every time I feel afraid, yet It seems to grow taller. 

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