It’s time for a bit of creation. I invite you all to make up a fictional anecdote. I would suggest writing between 6-10 simple sentences with a subject, a verb and complements. They should be written in past tense (that is mainly past simple and maybe, past continuous). I would give you a sample model below but other paragraph structures are also welcome. Remember that anecdotes usually answer the questions “why” and “how”. I would also recommend writing your anecdotes with the information shown in bold below (it refers to “where” and “when”). I hope you enjoy this creative writing experience.
It happened on 8th March, 2052 while I was living in South Africa. It was a normal day until I entered the coffee shop. I ordered a medium latte to take away and there it was. I saw it on the floor. It was an old envelope with a 7 (my favourite number) written in purple ink (my favourite colour). I immediately picked it up and opened it. For my surprise, it was a flying ticket for me to visit my friend George on his birthday party in Bahamas. George knew my daily routine and found the way to grab my attention in a such a way that I’d never forget. The coffee shop manager obviously knew about it. And I couldn’t resist the tentation. I flew to Bahamas and spent a beautiful week there with lovely George and some friends.