Basketball

Every prompt will center around the game of basketball. 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. Brian was fast, accurate, and had incredible aim. The problem was at 5′ 5”, he was too short, and no one believed he could be an excellent basketball player. Every time he waned to try out for another team, it was the same story; he had to work harder to prove himself. This year would be different. He decided to…..

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  2. The bleachers were filled with screaming, restless fans. Eight perky cheerleaders jumped, kicked, and turned cartwheels up and down the gymnasium floor. With only 45 seconds remaining, the score was tied at 46, all. Tony had the ball, and while attempted to shoot, was knocked down by an opposing player who was charged with a foul. It was now up to him to take the team to victory. Taking his position behind the free-throw line, he…..

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  3. Having a father who was a Collegiate All-Star basketball hero, was a tough act for any kid to follow. Chris knew all too well he couldn’t follow in his father’s footsteps. At 6’4”, he was expected to get into a university with a NCAA championship team. The problem is he doesn’t really care for the sport, and isn’t particularly good at it. Torn between wanting to please his father and do what makes him happy, he calls his high school coach, asking for advice. Coach tells him…..

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  4. Jason was having a lot of problems with his knee. It started last year, after taking a bad fall during basketball practice. The doctors told him any excess physical exertion could wind up hospitalizing him. He had to be careful, but tryouts were coming up soon, and he couldn’t afford to be in anything other than perfect condition. There was too much competition, with too many outstanding players, and too much to lose. Determined to play, at any cost, he…..

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