John Marsden Writing Topic #305
Write a fortunately/unfortunately story: ‘Fortunately I won a two-week holiday in Japan. Unfortunately I hate flying. Fortunately there was a fishing boat going that way and I got a lift. Unfortunately…’**
Fortunately I decided to surprise my brother with a visit on his 30th birthday. Unfortunately he had to work both on the day I arrived and on his birthday.
Fortunately my mum took the day I arrived off, so she could spend time with me. Unfortunately I would only have another two days with her.
Fortunately I had an opportunity to drive again. Unfortunately part of the reason I had to was because mum hurt her ankle.
Fortunately I had the opportunity to spend time in my childhood home. Unfortunately people with crappy taste in loud music live across the street.
Fortunately I got to catch up with my aunt. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be seeing her for a while after this.
Fortunately I got to go home and spend time with my family. Unfortunately I had to go back to Sydney and Wollongong.
Fortunately I could always come back.
**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.