Pobble 365

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November 17th

The Ghostly Shadow

Photo : Photo courtesy of Marius Kaste, One Big Photo.

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The Ghostly Shadow

The Ghostly Shadow

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Question time!

Who might the character in the picture be?

Do the trees remind you of anything?

Why do you think there are fences either side of the road?

Where might the road lead to?

What time of day do you think it is?

What sounds might you be able to hear if you were there?

Perfect picture!

Think about who the character in the distance might be. Can you draw them?

Story starter!

One second you saw it, the next you didn’t. She wanted to turn around and leave this strange place, but curiosity got the better of her.

The fog seemed to be alive. It danced amongst the trees: smothered, slithered, sneaked, in and out of the branches. The trees lining the road, sentinels of the night, seemed to sway in the breeze, their branches reaching up like tentacles clawing for the sky, yearning to escape the cloying fog.

One second you saw it, the next you didn’t. The ghostly shadow vanished once again into the mist.

She had come too far to turn back now. Goosebumps prickled on her cold, clammy skin, and she was sure she could hear her heart thumping inside her chest like a fluttering bird begging to be let out of its cage. Pulling her scarf tightly around herself, she stepped forward into the woods, towards the place where the shadow had been…

Sentence challenge!

Verbs are action or doing words.

I have tried to use interesting verbs in my writing. Can you find all of them?

Once you have found them, can you write a sentence of your own using one?

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

It was foggy. The trees stood by the road. There was a person in the distance.

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