Hey English 11!In case you missed it, we read this short story by Flannery O'Connor:
The Life You Save May Be Your Own
also available in video form, if you'd like: TLYS short story video
So here's your assignment:
This story ends abruptly, and leaves the reader feeling like there is more that needs to be said. Your assignment is to write a continuation of the story that involves one of the characters-- Mrs. Crater, Lucynell, Mr. Shiftlet, or the hitchhiker. What happens to Lucynell once she wakes up at The Hot Spot? Where is Mr. Shiftlet is going and what will he do there? What happens to Mrs. Crater? The options are endless!
Your new ending must be AT LEAST two pages, double-spaced. Make sure you use correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Try to copy the style of Flannery O’Connor to make your new ending believable. DO NOT try to write an outlandish or absurd ending—make it REALISTIC. Endings that show little or no effort or attempts to follow the story will not receive credit.
You will have Wednesday (A Day), Thursday (B Day), and the first 25 minutes of class on Friday (A Day) to work in the lab. This assignment is DUE by September 30th.
You can email your new endings to me, or you may type them up and bring them in. I will choose the top 5 endings, then as a class we will choose the best new ending. Winner will receive 5 Schrute Bucks!