A few weeks ago my English teacher told us to write something using an excerpt from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien as a outline for what to write. Of course, we all had the choice of writing using our own minds to create a story using diction and syntax, but I chose to “follow the path of J.R.R. Tolkien” and write a (very) short story using it as a guideline. After brainstorming names for this little short story I decided to name it A Walk In The Moonlight. Anyway, here’s what I wrote that day (plus a little from today):
I rode my bike into the woods at night– again. These woods are like my home; it is somewhere I can go to get away from the world. Today though, something was off. Something was different. The trees seemed more twisted, and the moon not so bright. In the distance I hear the gurgling of the creek I always walk by, but today, instead of it flowing over the rocks peacefully, it sounded… angry? My curiosity got the better of me as I hopped off my bike, leaned it against a tree, then slowly walked off into the woods to the creek. The closer I got the more I noticed: the creek, even though I couldn’t see it, didn’t sound angry… it sounded as if it were running from someone… or something.
As I said, I wrote this using a page from The Lord of the Rings as a guideline, although I’m not sure what page it was. I hope you liked this story!