Story writing is done to evaluate the creativity, imagination and self expression of students. While writing a story one must try and use original ideas, explore imaginations. Story writing is done in two ways.
1. The beginning of the story is given. The student is required to complete it on his/her own using his/her imagination and supply a suitable heading to it.
2. Hints of story are given and the student is required to elaborate the hints and shape them up into a complete story.
Example - Taking help from the given input, develop story.
|A woodcutter — chopping down tree — river bank — axe fell down in river — couldn’t swim — unhappy and wept — God of Forests appeared — dived — came out with an axe of gold — “not mine” — dived again — came out with silver axe — “not mine” said woodcutter — dived again — came out with woodcutter’s axe — “this is my axe” — truly honest — rewarded all three axes to the woodcutter.|
Honesty always gives good result
Once on the bank of a river, a woodcutter was chopping down trees. His hands were so much wet with his sweat that he lost his grip over the axe. It slipped away from his hands and fell down into the river. The poor man couldn’t even swim. He thought that his axe was lost forever. He was very sad at his misfortune and started sobbing and weeping. Suddenly there was a flash of light. The God of the Forests appeared before him. The woodcutter explained what had happened. He consoled him. “Don’t you worry. I’ll get back your axe for you”, said the God of Forests. Having said these words, he dived into the river. After a few moments he came out with an axe. It was made of gold. “Is this yours?” he asked. The woodcutter only said “No!”. A few seconds later he came out of the river with another axe. It was made of silver. “No, no, sir, this is not mine”, said the woodcutter. He dived again and came out with the third axe. The woodcutter cried loudly looking at the axe “Yes, yes, it’s mine—the woodcutter’s axe with an iron blade”. The God of Forests was impressed with the woodcutter’s honesty. “Keep all three of these axes as a present from me.” The God uttered these words and disappeared.