Jazlyn Watson Creative Writing Ms. Smith January 13. 2014
Reflection Paper My Success I think I’ve grown a lot as a writer this semester because at the beginning of the school year , I couldn’t write poems or stories. I think me being a writer would change everything because, I could make books for kids, teens, and adults It would make a change in my life. This course has helped me a lot with everything. I can write stories, poems, and even short stories with it making sense. I’ve made progress on becoming a better writer because it makes sense now. My writing doesn’t have any errors or anything. My strengths as a writer is writing my best stories. My weaknesses as a writer is messing up the nouns and verbs in my stories. The valuable lessons that I’ve learned about writing this semester, is that anybody could be a writer if they put their mind to it and try their best to become one. I think that if I tried and kept working as a writer, I could become one. When this class first started in August, I didn’t know how to write poems, short stories. But now that I got into the semester, I have became a better writer. I didn’t never know that I could write poems or short stories in the past. But this class has helped me alot with my writings. I have grown alot in this class. I loved the way my teacher taught me how to understand the differences between verbs, nouns, metaphors, foreshadowing, similes, personification, and other stuff. I learned them much easier when I put them in my writings. I could understand it more when Ms. Smith taught me. She would explain it to me and put them into examples. I think this was one of the best classes that I could take in High School. This class wasn’t that hard to pass. All I had to do was do all of my work, and do good on tests. If I did all those things, I would pass this class. And I think I made a success in this class because when in the middle of the semester, I was failing and not doing good on test. But now, i’m passing, I brought my grades up, and I’m doing better on the tests. This couldn’t have been the best semester without this class because this class has helped me a lot at the beginning, and now I have more confident in myself than I had before this class. I liked this class a lot, especially my fellow classmates who has helped me when I needed most help. Also I would like to thank my teacher, Ms. Smith for all that she has done to help me succeed.
Partner Poem Kaila likes to draw animals Her favorite color is purple She likes to listen to Pop Her favorite food is Pizza Kaila’s favorite author is John Green Her favorite animal is a cat Everybody loves the holiday of Christmas We have something in common with the holiday She likes Christmas, I like Christmas Fall is with all the leaves turning colors Changing colors with leaves on the ground Her lucky number is 3 Which leaves fall off the tree Her favorite shoe brand is Converse Which rhymes with Universe She loves Marina And The Diamonds
Haiku Sequence With the wind blowing You feel a slight breeze coming With the sun shining The sound of nature With the sound of birds chirping You can hear the peace With the smell of food With the scent of food above It’s nothing but peace
Multiple Meanings: The Storm vs. The Boy The boy begins to flirt With the storm passing over The sky turns blue And the rain stops The boy begins to flirt The storm comes back With heavy rain and loud thunder Boom, Clang, Crash The boy get’s terrified and stops The rain gets heavier and heavier From that moment The boy and girl lock eyes They become very, very close They both lived happily ever after With the storm gone forever
Food Poem The sauce that comes on it is reddish The smell is strong that it burns your nostrils It comes in different flavors It can be fried, boiled, baked, or put on a grill It taste hot and sometimes may burn your month The sauce sometimes feels sticky It can be broken into 2 Can you guess what my favorite food is?
Headline: Spring Into Action When spring is into action You think of playing with family and friends Spring is about different sports Baseball, football, and volleyball Spring into action is fun Sometimes you want to get out and just run Spring in action can mean lot’s of things Playing, Experiencing, and just having fun with others With Spring in Action You can go swimming b/c it’s still a little hot In the spring, I love to play basketball SPRING INTO ACTION IS FUN!!!!!!!!
Color: Blue When I think of blue, I think of the sky Blue reminds me of Blueberry Pie The sky is bright In broad daylight Blue is fun It makes you want to run As happy as can be I can feel it, Don’t you see In a way It makes you want to play When you see it You can barely believe it
Being Blind: Blind Piece Being blind is crazy It makes me want to be lazy Sometimes you want to explore But when you run into something, you might become sore You can’t see Just let it be Don’t run into a car You may get a scar Don’t run into a wall You may fall Don’t be lazy Just go crazy!!!
My Lyrics Title: Change By: Jazlyn Watson Ummm, yeah I’m gonna change myself, for the first time in my life It’s gonna feel good to change myself Gotta make it right I gotta impress the people around me My momma gonna be proud of me Cause I’m gonna make a change today Change yeah, Change yeah, Change yeah Change I’m gonna change today I got to change today I’ma change yeah, I’ma change yeah, I’ma change yeah CHANGE!
Short Story Final A Horrible Nightmare By: Jazlyn Watson It was a dark and stormy night. Jocelyn, Michael, and I were sitting in the living room eating popcorn and watching scary movies. “I wonder if we could really be in a scary movie,” said Michael. “I know right,” I said. “You guys I’m getting tired,” said Jocelyn. “Yeah me too, let’s go to bed”, I said. We all fell asleep. Just as soon as we fell asleep, we woke up in a nonliving house. The house wasn’t fit to live in. “Where are we?”, asked Michael. “I’m not sure”, I said. We heard an unusual knock at the door. We all went to go answer it. Just as soon as we opened the door, there was Jason standing there with his long sword. We all screamed and took off running to the back to the rooms. “Who was that?”, asked Michael. “Jason”, we both said. We were all terrified and didn’t know what to do. As we slowly opened the door, there he was approaching us slowly. We hurried up and closed the door. He busted through the door with his whole body. “What do we do now?”, Jocelyn asked. “Ok, here’s what I want you guys to do. I want the two of you to go out this window and go for help”.
“What are you going to do?”, asked Michael. “I, m going to try and stop this freak”, I said. He walked towards me with his sword in one hand and a sheath knife in the other. He stabs me in the stomach with the sheath knife as i’m running towards him. “I’m going back for Jazlyn ”, said Jocelyn. “But she said to go for help”, said Michael. “I know, but I got a feeling that she’s in trouble”, said Jocelyn. “Ok, let’s go help her”, said MIchael. As they are coming up the stairs, Jason swings his sword at me and get’s me on the leg. Jocelyn and Michael bust in the room with a stick, and stabs him in the back. As they are helping me up, Jason grabs Jocelyn. I grab the sword and chop his hand off. (try to be more descriptive) We had to leave the house before he got back up. Just as soon as we are walking out the house, Jason jumps out the bedroom window. We all were scared to go outside, but we had to leave that house. “You guys he jumped out the window, ain’t no way we can go out there now”, Jocelyn said. “Well we have to leave before he comes back inside”, I said. “We can go out the back and cut through the woods”, Michael said. “Let’s go”, I said. But as soon as we are going out the back door, there he is standing there waiting for us to come out. We ran back to front door and hurried to get out the door. We made it to the woods. We saw him coming after us. He strikes Michael in the back. It was up to me and Jocelyn weather we made it out here alive
or dead. “We have to stick together in order to survive”, I said. “I agree”, Jocelyn said. We both headed for the nearest house. I thought he was going to be in that house to get ready to strike. We went up to the door and knocked. Nobody came to the door so we just walked in to hide from Jason. Just as we closed the door, Jason came towards the house we were in. It seemed like he knew where we was headed. We had to hurry up and hide without making a noise. As he was getting closer and closer to the door, he ran thru the door. He looked around the house as we are under the bed quiet as a fish. He lifted up everything in the house. We were so scared. “He’s gonna find us Jazlyn”, she said “No he’s not, you have to trust me on this. I’m not gonna let him get you”, I said. “Are you sure?”, she asked. “Yes”, I said. When he walked outside, we made a run for it. We ran out the back door and ran thru the woods. We lost him for a moment. Just as I turned around, he was walking towards us. For some reason we could not lose him no matter what we do. We made a plan before we did anything else. We made traps, weapons that we thought would kill him, and we even found some matches. We did everything we could to try to stop him. I thought to myself what if this thing never dies. Will we make it out here alive. We finally found something that we think will really kill this freak. We knew he was afraid of water, so we found a water hose in the back of the house.
“Isn’t he afraid of water?”, Jocelyn asked. “Yeah”, I said. “We can just spray him with this water hose”, she said. “Yeah, of course, why didn’t I think of that”, I said. Just as soon as he came towards us we sprayed him with the water hose. He went down to the ground shaking. We didn’t know if he was really dead or not so we chopped his head off. Finally Jason was dead. I finally woke up with both my sister and friend laying beside me. It was only a dream. But as soon as I turned my head towards Michael, he didn’t respond back to me when I tapped him on the shoulders. Just as soon I tapped him, he rolled over with his neck split open and eyes wide open. I started to scream from the top of my lungs. Jocelyn wakes up wondering what was going on. I showed her Michael , and she started to scream too. Jason has killed my best friend. We both were terrified that we were going to be next. When Jocelyn walked in the kitchen there was a note on the counter that read: YOU TWO ARE NEXT, DON’T GET COMFORTABLE BECAUSE I'M GOING TO GET YOU!!!! We both screamed as we held each tight because we were so afraid of what was going to happen. As soon as I turned around, there he was coming out of the closet. Jocelyn screamed and got the knife and threw it to me. I stabbed him in the heart and he falls to the ground. It was finally over.
Scary Story Final The Abandoned House By: Jazlyn Watson
It was a very dark and stormy night. My brother, CJ, and my cousin, DJ, and I were walking through the woods. We were heading home but suddenly, we noticed that we were lost. The further we walked, the darker it got. It began to thunder and lighten. CJ begins to scream very loud. “Look! Look!”, he cried. I turned around quickly, and sitting on top of the hill set a very old, old house. We all stared at each other in astonishment. Thinking to myself, where were we? How did we manage to get lost? I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to frighten CJ and DJ. We were all cold and needed a place to get warm. Without saying anything, we slowly grabbed each others hand, and slowly started walking towards the gigantic, old house. The closer we got, the more terrified we became, we kept walking. In front of the house, there was a long, long driveway. We stopped. “Why did we stop?”, asked DJ. I replied, “the house looks scary”. We continued walking, even tho we were scared. We were all shaking from the outside weather. As we reached the house, we began to shake. We were walking all over each other’s feet because we were so scared. I knock on the door but nobody came. I knock once more time, and suddenly the door slowly opened on it’s own. “I heard that a man killed his two children and then killed himself afterwards in this house about 30 years ago, after his wife left him”. I said. “Well did anybody tell you that there’s a man with an axe standing behind you?”, asked DJ. As I turned around slowly, there wasn’t anyone there. There was nothing there except an old
table and a rocking chair. I looked at DJ and asked him what was he talking about. “What are you talking about DJ?, there’s nothing behind me.” “Yes it was. It was a man with an axe just standing there, not moving or anything. I went to look around the house to see if I can find something to let people know at school that I went to an abandoned house. As I was walking towards the stairs, I heard yelling in one of the rooms. It sounded like a man yelling at his wife or something. When I went to go see who else was in the house, there was no one here. We were the only ones in the house. We started to play a game of hide and go seek. “Let’s play a game of hide and go seek, I’ll count.” I said “OK”, CJ said “Im not sure about this guys”, DJ said with a terrified voice. ``
“Come on DJ. It’s not like the house is haunted or anything. Were the only one’s in the house. I
already checked. “Well I’m not playing, i’m leaving. You guys can play all you want. “Where are you going. You can’t leave by yourself”, CJ said. “How about we stay here tonight to see if it’s really a haunted house, and if it is then I’ll do your homework for a month. If it’s not haunted then you have to do the hokey pokey in front of the whole school. Do we have a deal?”, I asked. “Sure”, DJ replied. We shook hands on it. “Now let’s play Hide And Go Seek!”, I said with excitement. We all went our separate ways. I went to go count, and DJ and CJ went to go hide. “1,2,3....”, I counted until I got to 10. “Ready or not, here I come”, I said. As I went to go look for them, I heard a noise coming from behind me. I turned back around to see if they were downstairs. I looked everywhere downstairs that I thought they might be at, but they were nowhere to be found. I went upstairs, and there they was hiding under the bed.
“Were ya’ll up here the whole time?”, I asked. “Yes, we were under this bed the whole entire time. Why do you ask?”, DJ asked. “Well because I heard a noise downstairs, so I went to go look, but there was nobody was down there except for me”. “Told you this house was haunted”, DJ said in a frightening voice. “You don’t know that for sure. I told you we have to spend the night tonight and see what happens”, I said in a meaningful voice. We all started for the stairs to go to sleep. We all slept in one room together because DJ was scared to sleep by himself. As soon as we fell asleep, we felt a cold breeze cover us. “It’s freezing in here! Turn on the heat”, CJ said as he was shivering. “There aren’t any windows open and it wasn’t cold when we came into the house. I think DJ was right, maybe this house is haunted”, I said as a tear went down my face. “You know what they say. You know when there are ghosts around because it starts to get cold”, CJ said. Just as it got quiet, there was a noise downstairs. We all went to go check it out to see who or what it was. When we reached to the bottom, there was nothing there except for cabinets open and old dishes everywhere. “Where those cabinets open and were those dishes on the floor when we came in?”, I asked. “No, because I came in the kitchen when we first got here to see if there was anything to eat here because CJ and I was hungry”, DJ mentioned. All three of us started to get scared. We decided to stay up all that night until morning came. We started hearing screaming coming from upstairs as we sat down thinking to ourselves who else was in the house. “Stay here while I go check it out”, I said as I reach the bottom of the staircase. “NO! NO! NO!” somebody yelled from upstairs. I ran to go look but there was no one there. Something walked behind me without saying anything. As I started to turn around, it came closer. It looked like the
two little kids that was killed by their father. I got closer to them. “Are you the kids of the house?”, I asked frightenly. “He’s gonna kill you guys. Get outta here while you can or he will do you like he did us”. “Wait. You’re the 2 kids that was killed by their psycho father?”, I asked as I backed away slowly. “Yes”, they both said together. I ran back downstairs and told DJ and CJ that we need to get out of here because this house is haunted by the 2 kids and their psycho father. BOOM! CLASH! CRASH! There were the plates slamming to ground by themselves. “You guys, come look at this”, I said as I looked at the plates being thrown everywhere. We had to get out of the house as soon as possible or we was going to die. “I told you this house was haunted”, DJ said as he started to cry. We all started for the door but got trapped. I tried to open the door but it was lock. “How can the door be locked from the outside?”, CJ asked. All of a sudden, the door opens and I fell back and hit the back of my head on the floor. The ghost name was Old Man Ackerman. He came towards me as I was trying to run away from him. “NO! NO! NO!” I yelled..........”YOU WILL PAY FOR WHAT YOU DID TO ME!!!!!” he yelled.....”What did I do?”, I yelled with fear. “YOU KILLED ME”!!!!, he yelled in anger. I ran down the hall to DJ and CJ to leave the house. “He’s after me. He says I killed him”, I yelled in enthusiasm. “We have to get out of here right now or we all are going to die”, I yelled in terror. As we ran to the door, someone grabs my legs and I fall down to the ground. “LET ME GO”, I yelled in fear. He drags me back by my feet until we reached the bottom of the staircase. As I tried to run back towards the door, my shoe lace get’s caught in the crease of the floor board. I finally got to the door and ran out. DJ and CJ were waiting near the woods. We finally got away from the house and never went towards it again. THE END!!!!
Dead Celebrities Piece Dead Celebrities: The Michael and Jesus Play Michael: Hi Jesus, how’s it going Jesus: It’s going great Michael, how about yourself Michael: I’m hanging in there Jesus: Good, good. Now how about you teach me that moonwalk Michael: Sure. Well first we have change your shoes. You need shoes like mine. Jesus: OK....how about these. Michael: Yeah those will work. Jesus: Shall we get started Michael: After you King Jesus Jesus: Let’s go in the guest room Michael: Alright, now first you have to get in position. You first slide back with you heel and push off. Jesus: Like this Michael Michael: Yes, see you got king Jesus Jesus: I think i’m getting the hang of this. Thanks Michael Michael: Oh, anything for you King Jesus
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A Fresh Start My fresh start would have to start out to have a good attitude and have respect my parents. Starting a new year is a good way for me to begin a new personality for myself and for others. I would like to keep my A’s in school. Don’t want to go below a 80. I would like to get better at learning new things in class and on the basketball court. The basketball is my priority, so most of my free time I am on the basketball practicing the things that I am not very good at. Most of time I am in school getting my education. I need that in order to make it to college and to get a basketball scholarship hopefully at UNC Chapel Hill. But in order to get that scholarship, I have to do better in school and show what I can do when I have the basketball in my hand. I will have to listen more in class and do all my work, no matter how much work it is. I have to change my ways big time this year because i’m turning 16 this year, and I want to be more responsible and respectful to everyone who deserves to be respected. My mom deserves to be respected because she has been there for me, my sister, and our little brother for thick an thin. Also my grandmother because she has helped my mom with us. I think I can change this year because I have confident in myself. Just like I have confident in myself for when I can make to the WNBA. But first I have to have my head up and my chest out to let people know that I am confident about my self. I can’t be scared to speak my mind anymore. I just want everyone to be proud of me of me becoming successful in the future. My mom tells me that I am going to make it because I am so good at basketball. I took her word for it and wait and see what will happen next. I took her word and made the basketball at Orange High School. I never thought I would make this far, but I made it. This has always been my dream and that is to play for high school, and it came true. Now I have to wait for my next dream to come true. That is to get a full scholarship for basketball at UNC Chapel Hill and make it to the WNBA. This is my Fresh Start for the year of 2014.
Letter to your grandchild Letter To My Future Grandchild Dear Grandchild, Just want to let you know that I see you in the future being a great basketball player just like me. Even though I didn’t plan on having kids or grandkids, I can see you becoming famous one day. See when I was your age, I was a great basketball player and I could see myself playing in college at UNC Chapel Hill and then making it to pro. I saw myself making money and helping my mom with bills and help my sister and little brother. In high school of my freshman year, I was good enough to be on varsity, but I had to build selfconfidence in myself first. So in order to make it all the way, you have to have confidence in yourself. After my Senior year of high school, I got a basketball scholarship to my dream school, UNC Chapel Hill. It was a dream come true to me. I see you doing the same thing. Then after a few games of only my freshman year in college I got drafted to the Los Angeles Sparks. It was the best day of my life. I meet new people and made new friends. My teammates were very nice and helped me everything. My favorite player was Marissa Coleman and she had the same number I had in middle and high school. I want to see you make as far as I did in my days. I want to see you succeed in what you do. I want you to live your life to the fullest. Don’t do anything stupid that is going to ruin your life in the future. Do the right thing and make the right choices. And if you do exactly what I said, you shouldn’t have any problems with getting into trouble or being hurt somewhere. I want to see you make it somewhere. Take trips to places that you never been before, and just live.