Mark Twain Short Story Assignment due: Monday, February 10
Sunday, February 2, 2014
You have two options for this assignment, pick one:
- Write a short story that includes some dialogue in a specific dialect, as Mark Twain did in "Jumping Frog". This dialect could be "teen speak", the way you talk to your best friend, or the way a bilingual family would communicate, for example. This writing option should be mostly dialogue.
- Write a short story in which the protagonist feels different from the dominant culture, similar to the way the Eastern narrator feels in the Wild West setting of "Jumping Frog". Incorporate some dialogue.
I will only ask for one draft of this assignment, so please put forth your best effort in your first draft. This assignment should be 500 - 1,000 words (2-4 pages), double spaced.