A story is a description of an imaginary people and events, which is written or told in order to provide a message or moral values.

Some Important Terms To Remember

It is always written in past tense.

  1. You should have a clear idea of plot of the story in your mind before you begin to write.
  2. You can add dialogues or interesting points.
  3. You must add a apt title to your story. It can be your protagonist, object or a proverb.
  4. You must have a proper conclusion of your story.
  5. You also have to write the moral given by your story.
  6. Then see that your story should not contain any grammatical errors.
  7. It should not contain more than 3-4 paragraphs.

FORMAT

1st paragraph- It should begin with the brief introduction of your story.

2nd paragraph– It should contain explanation of major theme of your story.

3rd paragraph– It should contain climax with the proper conclusion of your story.

Moral-…….

EXAMPLE

Two Friends and The Bear

Vijay and Raju were friends. On a holiday they went into a forest. They were enjoying the beauty of nature. Suddenly they saw a bear coming at them. They were frightened.

Raju who knew climbing trees ran up to a tree and climbed up quickly. He did not think of Vijay. Vijay did not know tree climbing. Vijay thought for a second. He had heard animals do not prefer dead bodies. He fell to the ground and held his breath. The bear sniffed him and thought he was dead. So, he went away.

Raju asked Vijay,” What did the bear whisper into your ears?” Vijay replied, “The bear asked me to keep away from friends like you” and went on his way.

MORAL : A friend in need is a friend indeed.

The Midas Touch

In ancient Greek, there was a king named Midas. He had a lot of gold and everything he needed. He also had a beautiful daughter. Midas loved his gold very much, but he loved his daughter more than his riches.

One day, a satyr named Silenus got drunk and passed out in Midas’ rose garden. Believing that Satyrs always bring good luck, Midas lets Silenus rest in his palace until he is sober, against the wishes of his wife and daughter. Silenus is a friend of Dionysus, the god of wine and celebration. Upon learning Midas’ kindness towards his friend, Dionysus decides to reward the keg.

When asked to wish for something, Midas says “I wish everything I touch turns to gold”. Although Dionysus knew it was not a great idea, he granted Midas his wish.

Happy that his wish was granted, Midas went around touching random things in the garden and his palace and turned them all into gold. He touched an apple, and it turned into a shiny gold apple. His subjects were astonished but happy to see so much gold in the palace.

In his happiness, Midas went and hugged his daughter, and before he realized, he turned her into a lifeless, golden statue! Aghast, Midas ran back to the garden and called for Dionysus. He begged the god to take away his power and save his daughter. Dionysus gives Midas a solution to change everything back to how it was before the wish. Midas learned his lesson and lived the rest of his life contended with what he had.

Moral:-

Do not get greedy. Be happy and content with what you have.

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