Grandfather

Every prompt will center around the topic of grandfathers. 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. Tim’s mother’s side of the family had come to the U.S. from Germany, around the time of WWII. His mom was just 13, when she came to Ellis Island, along with her mother, and sister who was 15. Their father, his grandfather had been killed early in the war, and since Tim never knew him, never really could miss him. It wasn’t until he was a man, with two daughters about the same age, as his mom had been, did the true impact of his grandfather’s death start affecting him. He went to his mother, and….

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  2. While Zak loved his dad, he worked long hours, and never spent much time at home. Since his grandparent’s just lived down the street, Zak started hanging around their home, and developed a special bond with his grandfather. Recently retired, grandfather was only too happy to have someone to spend time with, and soon they were doing many of the things a father and son usually do. After a while, though, Zak’s dad….

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  3. Angie felt it wasn’t fair that she never met her grandfather. He was her mother’s father, and only living grandparent. Yet due to some stupid fight between her mom and him, she was already 11 years old and never even talked to him. Every time Angie tried to ask her mom about it, she’d get the same answer, that she would understand when she was older. Her dad was no help either, so it was up to her to…..

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  4. Kathy grew up in a family full of secrets. At age 13, she discovered her parents both had been married before, and there might be a half brother. A few years later, she learned that an older cousin wasn’t really away at school, but in some type of drug rehab program. The biggest shock came when she was moving out on her own, and going through things to take along to the new apartment. She found a letter, dated just a few months ago, to her mother, from a grandfather she never knew existed. The address on the envelope was a prison, in another state. Needing to know more, she…..

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