78 Second Story…..Let’s all do the Dougie

by Jotter girl on October 4, 2012


Dear 5th Grade Students,

Lucky us!  You, for getting Mrs. N. as your teacher this year and me, for being invited back for a 3rd year to speak to her class about being a writer.   Our mission together was to write a 30 Second Story which would be featured on my blog Jotter Girl.  We discussed the photo prompt briefly and then each of you contributed a line to the story while I took notes as fast as I could.  With all the creativity that flowed, the 30 seconds wound up being about 78 seconds.  To the best of my recollection, here is the story we put together.

It was a sunny day at Yellowstone Park when Abby Lee Miller, who was eating her lunch, saw a bear outside her car window.  Suddenly, he stood up and shouted that he wanted her taco.  Abby screamed so hard that her eyes popped out of her head.  Luckily the bear saw a squirrel and was distracted so Abby could quickly lock the door.  The bear called out, “I am Sir Grand Poobah” and began to chase the squirrel.  He yelled back over his shoulder, “Lady, I don’t want your taco anymore, I’ve got something better to eat!”

 The bear and squirrel ran around and around until they ended up on the roof of the car, where they began to dance the Tango.  Bear said, “Come to me Honey Boo Boo!”, which made the squirrel scream and run for her life.  Poor squirrel wasn’t watching where she was going and ran right into a fire pole.  Honey Boo Boo was knocked out immediately.

 Meanwhile, hoping to get away, Abby put the car in reverse and it began to roll down the hill.  The bear followed the car because he was interested in the clothes hanging in the back seat.  He jumped through the window and grabbed the neatly wrapped dry cleaning.  Not knowing what to do, Abby took off her socks and put them in the bear’s mouth.  Bear removed the socks and said, “I have a wedding to go to, all I want are clothes, dude.”  Abby fainted momentarily and when she awoke, she saw the bear dressed in a tuxedo doing a dance called the Dougie.  Bear had learned to do the Dougie by watching YouTube and was ready to teach his new friend Abby.

 In the end, Abby fell madly in love with the bear and they drove off together to have a fun evening at the wedding where they did the Dougie and the Tango all night.

The end.

My goal today was to get you excited about writing.  Based on all the giggles and raised hands, I think everyone had fun participating.   Keep up the good work, let your imaginations run wild, but most of all, write it down!  I must go now, my dog Ivy wants me to teach her the Dougie.  If you want to learn how to Dougie, click the link and cast members from Glee will teach you.  Go on Mrs. N., click the link.

Do the Dougie


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristyn Zaenglein October 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Abby Lee Miller, Sir Grand Poobah and Honey Boo Boo are forever etched in my heart. What creative minds. Well done 5th graders. Time to Dougie!


Jotter girl October 5, 2012 at 7:01 am

I thought your girl’s arm was going to dislodge she was raising it so hard! So much fun.


Barbara October 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I would just like to spend one day in your head. Really…I mean it! However you brought Honey BooBoo into this… I am just laughing. Well done Catharine!


Jotter girl October 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

Honey Boo Boo was all their idea. The only thing I did was wrap up the happily ever after ending. What a bunch of creative minds!


Audrey Howitt October 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm

A part of me wants to say “Awww” and a part of me wants to guffaw! Maybe I can do both. This must have been great fun!


Jotter girl October 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

It really was so much fun Audrey. These crazy kids came up with stuff that I would never have thought of in a million years.


Mynx October 6, 2012 at 6:20 am

I remember you doing this last year.
This story was wonderful. Now I know all about bears and squirrels and doing a Dougie.
I really hope you get asked back next year


Jotter girl October 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

Mrs. N. told me that next year she wants me for a full hour!


Chris December 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Wish our 5th grade class had been this much fun. We sat around in a circle, in 3rd grade once, and read “The Mouse And The Motorcycle.” Way to make your’s and the entire class’s day. They might never forget it!


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