Writing Prompt: You Get a Mysterious Box
Published at : 15 Jan 2021
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For your safety and the safety of your community, you are in a shelter in place order. This means you’re stuck at home. No hanging out with friends. No playing sports with your neighbors. You can video chat, text, and talk, but you’re already feeling lonely.
But this morning, when you wake up, you find a giant cardboard box in your room. Although it seems ordinary, this box can transport you into any book you’ve ever read.
Simply state the book and page number and press the button and you’ll end up inside that world.
Where do you go? Perhaps a fantasy novel? Maybe you want to warn Harry to take better care of Dobby? Or maybe a mystery novel? Perhaps you’ll go to a historical novel from back in the day or maybe you’ll visit a far-off galaxy and figure out why Storm Troopers have such bad aim.
Or you’ll enter the world of superheroes and see firsthand how they save the day.
Or maybe you can visit a dystopian future and help a protagonist change that society.
Or maybe a realistic fiction novel where you can help a character navigate an interpersonal conflict.
However, there is a catch. The box can only take you to five locations.
So, list the five locations and explain why you are choosing them.
Next, tell the story of the first location you visit.
How will you react to the setting?
How will you interact with the characters?
How long will you stay there?
What will you do while you’re there?
Finally, explain how your actions change the plot, setting, and theme of the book.
An adventure awaits. Good luck!