The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 10th August 2020 – Fortunately, Unfortunately

Maggie Delwiche is a teacher who gets creative! Maggie’s work is all about play…and encouraging play anywhere, and at any age. You can read more about some of her creative ideas here, and here

Fortunately, this week’s challenge is here! Unfortunately…you’re going to have to read the next paragraph to find out what it is….

Tell a ‘fortunately, unfortunately’ story. One sentence starts with the word ‘Fortunately,’ and goes on to describe a fortunate event. The next sentence begins with the word ‘Unfortunately’ and goes on to describe an unfortunate event. What happens to your characters? Where does your story take you? Get creative with your storytelling! You might play with a group of friends, with your family, with your neighbours, or online, by passing your ‘chapter‘ on and challenge the next story teller to solve your unfortunate event! You might share videos, or decorate your words, or you could simply scribble down your sentences and keep them to yourself. Anything goes…

Fortunately…..unfortunately…..fortunately…! Where will your story go?
Image from Maggie Delwiche.

If you have more time … 
Take on this challenge throughout the week – where can you spy opportunities to start a story? Where can you see ‘fortunately, unfortunately’ events happening in real life? Can you create some fortunate endings?Think 

Maggie finds ways to create playfulness and connection in everyday life. How did you find this challenge? Did you use it to connect with others in some way? If so, how did it feel?
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