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Write your own story – The Tempest Sci-Fi

It’s time to write a story based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The play is set on a deserted island but any setting will do as long as it’s an isolated place – cut off from the rest of the world.

⊕ Go through the steps below to create your story...

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1. imagine an isolated world.

  • a lonely planet
  • an underwater city
  • an abandoned ice-station
  • a crippled spaceship
  • a desert prison
  • Choose your own idea

The setting must be as remote and cut off as possible.

2. Choose three characters to be in the story...

  • The ruler (He has special powers).
  • The unwilling servant (also has special powers. Want's to be free).
  • The lonely daughter (lives with the ruler).
  • The ruler's evil brother (he's always scheming and plotting).
  • The monster (everyone hates him).
  • The young visitor (he's so handsome!)

Have you choosen three?

3. Imagine problems for your characters.

  • You are getting old and your powers are fading.
  • Who should rule if you retire?
  • You are so bored of living with your father!
  • Everybody hates you and it makes you sad.
  • Everybody hates you and it makes you want to kill them!
  • You are fed up with your job and long to see the world.
  • You hate your brother and you are jealous of his powers.
  • You don't trust your brother.
  • The lonely girl is so beautiful. You've fallen in love at first sight.
  • Choose your own idea

4. Choose one (or two) things that unexpectedly come into the story.

  • A storm machine
  • An invisibility cloak
  • A book of spells
  • A barrel of drugged wine
  • A visitor
  • Choose your own idea

Choose two!

5. Write the story from the most exciting part.

If you are working with a partner - write one line each.