Brian and his classmates were asked to pick a random sentence from any book (his form teacher has an extensive book collection and her own mini-library inside the classroom). They then had to write a story using all the sentences chosen. These were the sentences, and they had to be used as they are, no addition or deletion of words allowed.
Tramplebone made me help him build the model.
from Measle and the Wrathmonk
Not everything worth keeping is useful.
What is it? A barbecue?
Miss Cackle's Academy for witches stood at the top of a high mountain.
The Worst Witch
We have to get inside.
Once Upon a Curse
Suddenly, the entire class seemed to rise up against the headmistress.
Asleep, my love?
Shakespeare Can be Fun
I didn't want to be sent to Principal Love's office.
Violet was the first to see the colorful blur.
The Slippery Slope
And Epiphany had won.
The View from Saturday
The ceilings were so high they were filled with darkness
From the Mixed-Up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler
Seth had probably accused her of not washing enough, even though she scrubbed her face every night!
Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star
And so, with a great deal of hustle and bustle, they did.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The little mouse finally wore me down.
I don't know what could possibly distract three pigs enough so that you could get away.
The Sisters Grimm
You told him Hades stole the bolt?
The Lightning Thief
Farewell, my friends. Adieu, adieu.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
After dinner, Barry's father didn't lose any time asking about the game.
The Hit-Away Kid
What a strange writing assignment. More a head-spinning exercise than a tale-spinning one, don't you think? I think after one look at all the unrelated sentences, I would have given up. Those who wanna exercise your creative juices, take a stab at this and let's see what you come up with. I think it'll be interesting to see the different stories that emerge.
This is what Brian came up with; the way some sentences were fitted into the story definitely felt forced, but I guess that can't be helped given the nature of the assignment.
Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches stood on top of a high mountain. It was a perfectly normal day (at least for those familiar with magic)…. until about noon, when the ground started shaking and the walls cracked. Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches fell off the mountain that it was on and crashed to the ground in a pile of rocks and dust.
A voice thundered through the air, “Who has stolen my Dark thunderbolt?” Almost immediately, a giant bolt of lightning blasted the rocks apart. Two students from the academy, Seth and Violet, survived. They climbed out from under the rubble and without looking back, started running away as fast as their legs could take them.