“A Day’s Wait” by Ernest Hemingway

Today we read this short story and again had about ten minutes to write about one of the invitations below.  This is the third short story we’ve read and written from, and based on what I’ve seen from the first ones I’m sure these pieces are going to be just as fabulous. 

Writing Invitations

  • Write the story from the boy’s perspective – how would this be different and what else would it reveal?
  • Continue the story (from either the father’s or the boy’s perspective) – how did this event impact them, did it change them in some way?
  • Write about a time when you waited for something. Perhaps it turned out to be a great thing, or perhaps you thought it would be wonderful and turned out to be disappointing or negative.
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