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Last week I asked you to write a horror story (click on the link to see the assingment) told from the point of view of an inanimate object, offering you the possibility of seeing your story published in the blog. Well, the moment has come and I’ve chosen the best story, the spookiest one, the one that made me jump from my chair.

Raquel Bañolas has written a terrifying story using all the elements seen in class: a magnificent introduction with a thorough setting, a good explanation of events and an unpredicatable and open end (I’m eager to know what will happen next). Besides, her story is full of descriptions, adjectives and her vocabulary is very specific and assorted in all cases. This doesn’t mean at all that there were not other good stories, but that this was the one that caught my attention.

Read it yourself and let us know it scared you like me:

The moonlight illuminated the window creating eerie shadows on the wooden wall while my head was mesmerized by the deaf noise of the pouring rain. The momentary loss of synchronization of the sound made me wake up from my self-absorption.  As always, my mind went directly to that traumatic experience.
Before my soul was condemned to be a prisoner in this ridiculous plastic body I had committed some atrocious murders, but you know, it was just for fun I am not really a bad person, maybe a bit deranged but nothing more. All those people who attacked me calling for revenge for the lost of their beloved ones, oh come on, they were exaggerating. I only tortured my victims for a couple of hours. Well, apparently they didn’t think like me because they had dismembered me, torn my skin and thrown my deformed body into the sea.
However, what they didn’t know was that my soul had never died, but remained hovering in their despicable world until I found a place to rest and regain my strength, a pitiful, dirty and abandoned doll. There, in a dusty attic inside a plastic cell, I designed the cruelest revenge that can be imagined. A revenge that will take place when least expected.


Today we’ve been dealing with writing stories and we have seen different examples of horror stories; you can see the videos below. But if you really want to know how to write a good story, please read the following articles, which have been published in this blog in the past. In them you’ll find interesting links and even the presentation we’ve seen in class.

Narrative Tenses

How to Write a Story

Narratives and Stories

Remember that I’ve given you a writing task that you have to send to me as usual, sharing it on Google Docs or attached to an email in word format. Don’t forget to name it like this “Name Surname, Horror Story”. This is the task:

Write a Horror Story of 200 words. The main character of your story has to be an inanimate object; this object will tell the story in the first person. The best story will be published in the blog. Let’s see if you can scare me.

Tomorrow we’re having our last writing test before your Certificate Exams. As there are many text types involved I’ve created this slideshow presentation for you. With it you can revise all the text types seen in class (except for blogposts, sms, and notes).

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