Sunday, October 21, 2012

Writing Prompt: Original Story Outline Inspired by The Distance of the Moon Video

The Distance of the Moon: Beautiful Short Film Based on the Italo Calvino Classic

“Ahh… we went to collect the Moon milk.”
The Distance of the Moon by Italo Calvino
One of the many books we are currently reading is Why Read the Classics? by the Italian writer Italo Calvino (1923-1985), who is famous for his classic essay that addresses the fourteen criteria which answer the question: What Makes a Classic?.  Take a peek at the animated short film by Israeli children’s book author, and illustrator Shulamit Serafy, based on Calvino’s short story The Distance of the Moon.  Calvino's short story is rich with spectacular language, playful expressions, and capricious fancy.  

Now, since the video is not in English, here is your prompt. write your own original story or story outline inspired or based on the video.  Remember to include: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution/Conclusion. 
Have a Creative Weekend!
The Writing Whisperer
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