Tying Beginnings to Endings

 

Lately we have been learning about tying beginnings to endings in our stories. Some of the ways to do this are using themes like intense action, intriguing question, feeling, sensory description and sound effects/ onomatopoeia. For my story, I chose sound effects/ onomatopoeia. I hope you enjoy!

Pop! The popcorn expands in the bag. Pop! The noise gets louder and louder. Pop! POP! POP! Something’s wrong here…

“AAGGHH!” I scream. I see a spark on the side of the microwave. “AAGGH!” My brother screams. We see the edge of the bag starting to catch fire. “AARRGGHH!” My mum screams  as the microwave dish goes into overdrive. It spins and spins and spins until it breaks loose of the stand and bounces wildly inside the box.

CRASH! Owen and I dive behind the couch. CRASH! BANG! The whole popcorn bag is on fire. CRASH! BANG! POW! We yell for my mum to run. She grabs the fire blanket and throws it on the microwave> The dish sucks it in. The door pops open. The sparks edge out of the microwave…

“EEEKK!” We all run upstairs. “RAAGGHHHT!” The microwave yells. “PLOOONNKKK!” The cord hits and hits the microwave edges. We can hear it getting louder…

BANG! The door gets demolished by the dish. BANG! The buttons beep and beep and beep. BANG! BANG! BANG! The cord flies around with a mind of its own.

All of a sudden, The dish starts to slow down slightly. The buttons stop beeping. The cord stops flinging. We bound down the stairs…

SSSS… The smoke slowly eases out of the microwave. SSSS… It fills the house quickly. SSSHH… The microwave melts in on itself.