Writing Teaser by Cherie Lee - Tissues
Tears ran down the child's face as her mother searched frantically in her purse. The child grabbed hold of the mother's dress and wiped her face. She knotted a portion of the dress to blow her nose, but stopped when I stepped forward and offered her a tissue.
How old is the child?
Why didn't the mother have a small pack of tissues in her purse?
Were tissues a luxury for them and they never bought any? If they never used the paper kind, what did they use?
Why was the child crying? From being told no to buying a toy or from being hurt?
Where is this happening?
Why would the storyteller offer help?
Did the child take the tissue or not?
Would or could you turn this into a story that had a happy ending?
Hope this teaser helped spark your imagination.