John Marsden Writing Topic #546

Where one is cool to the point of coldness and ten is wildly hysterical, write a sentence for each number between one and ten**

 

1. Coldness

2. Cool

3. Cool, but slightly worried

4. Concerned

5. Stressed

6. Shocked

7. Extremely stressed

8. Minor panic

9. Mild panic

10. Wildly hysterical

 

1. One of my workmates died last night, now I’ll have to do all his work.

2. One of my workmates died last night, now I’ll have to do all his work, how sad.

3. One of my workmates died last night, now I’ll have to do all his work, I hope his family are being looked after.

4. One of my workmates died last night, I hope he didn’t suffer, now I’ll have to do all his work, the least I can do for him, I hope his family are being looked after.

5. One of my workmates died last night, now the whole office is in chaos, I’ll have to do all his work and I haven’t been trained in his job, I hope his family are being looked after, especially his wife as she is four months pregnant, I can’t believe this.

6. Oh my God, one of my workmates died last night, I can’t believe it!

7. Oh my God, I can’t believe it, one of my workmates died last night! I’ll have to do his work but I don’t know how! What am I supposed to do!?

8. Oh my God one of my workmates died last night! He was only a couple of years older than me, that means I’m next!

9. Oh my God one of my workmates died last night! He was only a couple of years older than me, that means I’m next! Now I have to do all his work, what if I screw it up?

10. Oh my God one of my workmates died last night! He was only a couple of years older than me, that means I’m next! Now I have to do all his work, what if I screw up? If I screw up, I’ll get fired, I won’t be able to pay my rent, I’ll end up homeless with no-one!

 

 

 

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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