4th of July

Every prompt will center around the 4th of July holiday. Read the prompt and finish the story. As you will see below the prompt is a file you can download. Download this file, print it out and write your story, or download the file, fill in the story, and save it.

Now write your story based on these prompts and see if you can come up with a good surprise ending. There are no wrong answers. All you want to do is let your mind wonder, use your imagination, and let the words flow.

  1. Every year Gina’s family goes to the lake for the 4th of July. It’s the same story all the time; mom does all the work, dad complains about the driving, and her two idiot brothers fighting in the car, the whole way there. They stay at the same cabin, swim in the same lake, and have a cook-out with the same people; then watch fire works that also appear to be the same year after year. Well, this year will be different, because…..

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  2. By all outward appearances, Roger and Ellen looked like the perfect couple. They met in college, married shortly afterwards, and both went on to have successful careers. They made a fortune together; bought a big house, had three or four cars, a boat, jewelry, clothes, and often took lavish vacations. Throwing parties, and entertaining their snooty friends was another ritual they performed to perfection. It was all a performance, meticulous executed, but nothing more than a big fat show, and lie. They loathed each other; despised the ground they walked on. Yet more than their hatred was their greed and love of money and things. This year, though, at their annual 4th of July bash, Ellen was in for a big surprise. Roger was planning…..

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  3. The rural town where Ben lives holds an annual ‘country fair’ around the 4th of July. There are carnival rides, and plenty of those idiotic games rigged so no one can win. People come from near and far as there’s lots to eat, and more beer to drink, than pigs in a trough. Ben’s planning on making some fireworks of his own. As it begins to get dark, he sneaks off with his girlfriend, determined to find that ‘special’ place from last year. Young and horny with anticipation, they can barely contain themselves long enough to find the spot. Blocking out everything except each other, nothing prepares them for what’s waiting behind the trees…..

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  4. “If the rain doesn’t stop, the fireworks will be postponed,” is what Jamie heard his mom say to his sister, Sarah. He wondered what “pose uh pone” meant, but knew it wasn’t good because Sarah was crying. When mom finally left the room, he walked over, and even before he could ask, Sarah shouted, “shut up,” and ran up the stairs. Seething, Jamie ran after her, and threw…..

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