Blog 5

The six word short story i picked was “Easy. Just touch the match to”. I chose this short story because I knew I could formulate the six words into a story that had a good conflict. My story has three main characters. The characters are Mr. Johnson, Bobby and Billy Brand. Mr. Johnson lives on a ranch in Texas with his son. The Brand Brothers live on a neighboring farm and are very mischievously. They regularly “visit” Mr. Johnson’s farm and cause trouble. The Brand Brothers take Mr. Johnson’s tools and mess with his cows. One day Mr. Johnson was working on the ranch and The brothers were throwing rocks at the cows. Mr Johnson saw them and he grabbed his gun and walked back outside. The brothers saw Mr. Johnson with his gun and fled to Mr. Johnson’s shed. Mr. Johnson searched the farm for the brothers. He entered the shed and the brothers were taking Mr. Johnson’s tools. Mr. Johnson fired his gun and grazed Bobby on the leg. As Mr. Johnson was reloading his gun the brothers charged at him and they started to fight. The brothers eventually backed off as Mr. Johnson’s son came over as he heard the commotion and evened the fight. They drove the brothers off the property by shooting and trowing large rocks at them. Mr. Johnson also let his beagles out to scare them the rest of the way off the property. Later that evening, Mr. Johnson and his son were discussing how to keep the brothers off of the property. Mr. Johnson’s son said, “Easy. Just touch the match to”. This idea made Mr. Johnson’s face light up. The next day they went to the brothers house and made sure they were inside. Once they knew the brothers were inside, they barricaded the doors and windows. Mr. Johnson poured some gasoline near the house and dropped a match as his son says, “Easy. Just touch the match to”. This idea of this story came from learning about ranches in Texas and how people defended their land. My concept never really changed throughout the whole process. I kept the same idea the whole way through. Image result for texas ranch

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