I’ve decided to participate in Mondays Finish the Story. This is a challenge which involves a photograph and an opening sentence to be finished within 100 – 150 words.
So here is my first offering!
Finish the story begins with: “Racing down into the atmosphere, the unidentified object crashed, leaving behind one heck of a huge crater and a plume of smoke that could be seen from miles around.”
Mrs Jenkins stopped the DVD, her stern gaze sweeping the class over the top of her spectacles.
‘Tell me what we’ve just watched.’
Fifteen-year-old Michael cringed as her eyes rested on him and he took a steadying breath. ‘Something crashed into the earth . . .’
‘And what did you think it was?’
He shrugged. ‘It came too fast.’
‘Hmm,’ Mrs Jenkins murmured, her steely eyes still on him. ‘Have a guess.’
‘A flying saucer?’
The teacher’s lips pursed. ‘What else could have come from outer space?’
Michael knew what it could have been but not what it was called. ‘A huge rock,’ he broached.
Sarah’s hand shot up. ‘A meteorite,’ she chirped cockily. ‘Or perhaps just a fragment of one. We can’t tell how big the crater is.’
‘Good. So tonight’s homework is: What are meteorites? In by tomorrow.’
Michael groaned. His mother was the worst teacher ever.
Word count: 149