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Friday Freewrite: If Cats Ruled

Friday Freewrite

If cats ruled the world, what laws would they make for humans? (And feel free to pick a different creature than cats, like skunks or bluebirds or ants, etc.)

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Friday Freewrite: Writer’s Block

Friday Freewrite

Write from the perspective of a villain named Writer’s Block, and describe the evil tactics used on unsuspecting writers.

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Friday Freewrite: Best Friends?

Friday Freewrite

How would you describe a best friend? And since the word “best” as an adjective means “excelling all others,” is it possible then to have more than one “best” friend? Explain why or why not.

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Friday Freewrite: Scary Superpower

Friday Freewrite

What’s a superpower you would NOT want because it’s too scary? That is the one you now have! Describe what it’s like getting used to it.

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Friday Freewrite: L-O-N-G Words

Friday Freewrite

Write a story using L-O-N-G words like these:

  • Magnanimous: courageously noble; unselfish.
  • Parsimonious: economical; frugal.
  • Accoutrements: accessories.
  • Inconsequential: meaningless; not important.
  • Incomprehensibility: impossible to comprehend or understand.
  • Sesquipedalian: characterized by long words; long-winded
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: one of the longest words in the English dictionary and its definition is fear of long words!

BONUS: Honorificabilitudinitatibus is from a medieval Latin word which can be translated as “the state of being able to achieve honors.” (Fun fact: it’s mentioned in Shakespeare’s play, Love’s Labour’s Lost.)

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