Monday, March 28, 2011

Writing Sample for Creative Writing

I am excited to go home in a month, so I wrote about arriving at the Portland airport. Remember, a Writing Sample is a sample - not a completed work. Enjoy!

Jess saw the van creep around the corner and her impatience grew even more. She bounced a bit on her toes as the van slowly crawled its way up to her and the curb. She smiled when she saw her puppy, Murry, in the passenger seat. He was looking straight at her and barking up a storm. She dragged her luggage to the van as her mom hugged the dog to keep him from bolting out the open door.

“Hey mom!” she said as she hauled her suitcases into the back of the van. She shut the door and hurried to the passenger side. Making sure Murry was securely held, she opened the door and climbed in.

“Hi. How was the flight?” Mom let go of Murry and he scrambled onto Jess’ lap.

“It was fine. I’m so glad to be home!” Jess scratched Murry fondly. He was the best dog in the world and she was so excited to see him.

“Murry’s excited to see you.”

Jess smiled. “Yeah he is.” She kissed the top of Murry’s head. “How’s my cute little puppy?” She said in that ridiculous only-for-pets-and-babies voice. Murry jumped down and headed to the back to sniff out Jess’ bags.

Jess looked out the window and smiled contentedly. It was raining, just like it should be. Good old Oregon. Murry came back and she lifted him onto her lap again. “Let’s stop at Burgerville,” she said. It was time for some great Northwest in a cup.

Mom laughed. “Okay,” she said, and turned the window wipers up a bit.

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