Jack arrived at camp six years and three weeks ago. His mother dropped him off at his cabin with his trunk, book bag, and dragon egg. The trunk held three bathing suits, fourteen t-shirts, ten pairs of shorts, white socks, and underwear, each with Jack’s name written in black permanent marker in thick, block letters. Inside the book bag were five books from the Craven County Public School recommended summer reading list, a Walkman, various toiletries, an Uno deck, stationery, envelopes, stamps, and four bags of chocolate bars he’d stolen from his older brother Robert. –I’ve Come to Marry the Princess by HELENA BELL

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about being stranded for years at summer camp.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the first time you went away from home and your family for a stay.

Art Prompt: Dragon’s Egg

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story about summer camp.

Photo Credit: Jeff Latimer on Flickr

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