Decoda was very excited because she was going to Russia, with her dad, to see her grandparents, who she hadn’t seen in 10 years. It was also Decoda’s 13th birthday. She was SO excited.
Decoda was really happy when she got to her nonno and nonna’s house. They were excited too. They couldn’t believe how tall she had gotten. Her nonno and nonna had a dog called Piffles. He was very fluffy. They all did so many things while Decoda was there.
Decoda was walking Piffles. Decoda was sensing something. She hadn’t felt a sense that bad ever before. Piffles was growling really loudly. BOOM!!!! Piffles and Decoda both felt that, that was a bomb. Decoda, Piffles, her dad, nonno and nonna were all somehow safe. What had they just been through?
When the dust and smoke cleared, Decoda, her dad, Piffles, nonna and nonno were all safe. She was feeling horrible to what she just saw, but relieved that they were safe. Everyone who survived were helping Decoda make everything okay. Decoda had unleashed a power that she had forgotten about. It was the perfect day to remember, forever.
I wrote this short story exercise to get used to tying beginnings to endings, and use the paragraph sandwich (Topic sentence, Supporting sentence, Detail sentence, Supporting sentence, Detail sentence, Concluding sentence) to make the 2 middle paragraphs flow from the beginning of the story, then tie to the ending paragraph, all flowing into one short story.
For my story, I used feeling at the start, so I used it at the end. Feeling is to describe what the characters feelings are. Some other techniques to tie a beginning to ending are: intense action, sensory description, sound effect and intriguing question. In the first paragraph, Decoda was very excited to go see her grandparents but in the last paragraph, Decoda was feeling horrible because it was her worst birthday yet, but most action filled one yet.