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Writing stimulus - Invaders or Settlers?

Many years ago, when I was just a child, we found a mysterious object washed up on the beach. It was a sort of silver-grey colour, and looked like a finger, only much, much larger.My friends and I had huddled together on the beach around the thing, holding our hands up to our faces to shield our eyes from the dazzling sun, talking excitedly about what it could be.

          Some hours later, after we had all made up wild stories about the origin of our new toy, we dragged the colossal item that was the size of our dining table up to the village.

          Over the next days, weeks, months and years, stories were told of how our land was in danger from some kind of threat. There was fretful talk of spaceships and frantic warnings about unearthly automatons coming to take our lands from us. For years, people had looked over their shoulders, fearful that they were being watched, fearful that something unexpected and terrible was about to occur.

          Of course, none of us believed there was any danger, although we enjoyed telling scary stories. We did seem to know in our heart of hearts, though, that something was amiss. Something wasn’t quite right…

          Twenty one years later, I was taking my own children out for a bike ride when…


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Try to include some of the Alan Peat 'Noun which/where/who' sentences in your story.