This time the project was a short story for a contest.
It had to be science fiction or some other type of imaginary story and both D and S entered. They were due to write a short story in several weeks for their writing class in school, so I just rearranged the schedule and had them do the short story to coincide with the contest.
S wrote a story about a boy struggling with his geography homework. As he gazes at the map trying to remember the answers he finds himself suddenly in Turkey….
D wrote a story about a monster that had been terrorizing a village in the Sahara and how it was defeated.
D’s story won second place and S’s story won third place.