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Progressive Story 33
Your class will be writing ONE group paragraph(s) for the story (not each student). The first class will write the intro paragraph(s). Then the next class will read the paragraph(s) and decide how they want to continue the story. This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and gives the story a title. Your paragraph(s) will be typed onto this Wiki page. You will also need to send (email as .jpg) the 3 pictures to me. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote.
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Randolph Central School
Randolph, NY, USA
Lenkerville Elementary School
Millersburg, PA USA
Cedar Crest Academy
Clarkston, MI USA
Ramsey, NJ, USA
Title (given by the last class to write):
The Twinkie Crew: Adventures in Scream Mania
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It was a typical summer day in Randolph, New York. The sun was shining, the temperature was reaching 75 degrees, and the sound of farm equipment was heard in the distance. Benny Bear, Lilly Lizard, and Fin Fish we relaxing at Weeden Road Park. The three of them had been friends since Kindergarten. “Can you believe we will be starting fourth grade in two weeks?” asked Lilly. “NO!” shouted Benny. “It seems like summer just started” said Fin.
The three friends sat quietly eating their Twinkies wishing summer wasn’t almost over. “Hey!” Lilly said, “let’s do something fun today.” “Like what?” Benny and Fin said at the same time. Lilly replied, “Let’s go on an adventure in the woods!” “OK!” said Fin. “I’m in,” said Benny. The three friends finished their Twinkies and ran off toward the woods.
Fin Fish is a large fish with blue fins. His fins sparkle in the sun light. Lilly Lizard is a green lizard with hot pink and blue stripes; she is very fast. You can always recognize Lilly because she has a black diamond on her tail. Benny Bear is a white bear with a neon green Mohawk haircut. Benny is never in a hurry; he is sluggish and would rather spend the day eating nachos.
The three adventurers headed up a trail in the woods. The friends traveled for what seemed like hours, running, jumping, and galloping through trees. They hopped over branches and through the leaves. “I need a break!” demanded Benny Bear. He sat on the bank of a nearby creek and pulled a second Twinkie out of his back pocket. “Come on, let’s go, let’s get a move on,” hollered Lilly.
They continued heading northeast on their adventure. The three amigos were acting silly, poking each other with sticks, having a great time when suddenly, Fin Fish stopped dead in his tracks. “LOOOKKKK!” he gurgled. Off in the distance the friends saw a mysterious amusement park.
With excitement in their eyes, they jumped, leaped, and dashed toward the mysterious place in the distance. As they approached the park, they stumbled upon an old sign with chipping paint that was covered in dusty spiderwebs. Benny Bear put down his third twinkie of the day and brushed off the sign, which crashed to the ground onto his twinkie. The sign appeared to say, "Scream Mania." The friends decided that this must be the name of the mysterious amusement park. As they entered the gate, they crossed over a creaky wooden bridge which led them to what must have been an old abandoned amusement park. It now looked as though a tornado had swept through it. Although the adventurers were feeling a bit scared, they decided to take a look around. That's when they heard the eerie sounds of an organ and saw a dark figure in the distance.
As the shadowy figure crept towards them, all the rides creaked and started shaking and rocking back and forth. The roller coaster slowly began to lunge forward with a squealing jolt.
Benny Bear turned around and ran towards the bridge hyperventilating, waving his arms around, and screaming,
“Where’s my Twinkie? Where’s my Twinkie?”
Unfortunately, he tripped and tumbled into an old elevator shaft. Landing in a pile of crumbled cement, he curled up to take a nap.
On hearing Benny’s screech, Lilly Lizard turned as gray as the dust and fainted, falling into the rocking roller coaster. Suddenly, the rollercoaster car accelerated, looped the first loop, and jerked off its tracks sending it soaring into the dusty circus tent with a loud crash.
Astounded by adventurous Lilly’s cowardly reaction, Fin Fish giggled and then noticed that the dark figure was getting closer and closer. Fin bravely and solemnly flipped forward and loped up to the murky image.
The gigantic figure slowly removed its black hood to reveal that she was a black and white panda bear. “I see your unconscious bear friend loves yummy Twinkies. My name is Penny Panda.” “Where in the world did you come from?” Fin asked with his voice going from low to high. “Why aren’t the rides working properly?”
“I own this amusement park that hasn’t been open in twenty years. I was just getting these rusty rides ready to open next Friday,” Penny said terrified. Lilly slowly stumbled out of the tent clutching her head. She woke Ben up by holding a Twinkie in front of his nose like smelling salts, and they both caught up with Fin and Penny. “If you’re going to open this park next week, you’ll need our help,” Lilly mentioned. Penny replied, “That would be great!” Penny, Fin, Lilly and Ben got started working on the soon to be spectacular amusement park. Penny was extremely grateful for all the help, so she gave Fin, Ben, and Penny free season passes and a lifetime supply of Twinkies!
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