A story is an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment. Stories cast a magic spell on all of us and have mind-altering effects. Stories give us inspiration and sometimes challenge our beliefs.
Story writing is an art It is the oldest form of written composition. It is a work of imagination that is written in an easily understandable grammatical structure. a short story is meant to be read in a single sitting and therefore it should be as direct and brief as possible.
Basic English Grammar rules can be tricky. In this article, we’ll get you started with the basics of sentence structure, punctuation, parts of speech, and more.
We also providing Extra Questions for Class 9 English Chapter wise.
Story Writing for Class 9 Format, Examples, Topics, Exercises
Usually, a short story focusses on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a small number of characters and covers a short period of time.
- Plot: Select a situation from real life. Define the place and time.
- Main character: Define your protagonist, and set your focus right about what he or she wants.
- Conflict: Suggest basic outlines of the conflict; what all the trouble is going to be about. The complication describes all the troubles and incidents of action dramatised into scenes.
- Dramatic intensity: After a number of crises a climax is reached. Then came the turning point and the beginning of the end.
- Resolution: Make clear the consequences of the action. There must be a clear connection to the narrative.
Twists in the plot make the story interesting. Innovative use of language and structure fused with humour, haunting images and style add flavour.
Write a story people would remember.
Story Writing Sample Stories for Class 9 CBSE
1. Two friends were passing through a dense forest. Suddenly they heard some animal screaming Complete the story in 150-200 words.
They froze in fear, but when the sound persisted, they decided to help the stricken beast, even at the risk of their own lives.
They walked towards the direction of the sound, arming themselves with staves made from tree branches.
The rest of the forest was still, and only the monkeys overhead were chattering. Imagine their surprise when the friends discovered that the agonizing sounds were the work of a little herder and his friends. They were from the village nearby and this was their form of recreation every afternoon. Imitating jungle sounds to perfection was a game they played in the afternoon.
To make amends, the boys decided to entertain their guests by imitating the chattering of monkeys, the call of the koyal, the sound of gurgling water, and even the whistling of the breeze.
As the two friends turned to leave, the cowherd party regaled them with a spine chilling tiger roar.
This time the friends knew better. They yelled back a friendly farewell saying: See you soon…….
Story Writing Practice Stories for Class 9 CBSE
1. Imagine that you are Jeet/Gita. You have moved into a new house and decide to explore a little. After an hour of going through the rooms, you stumble into the basement. Here, you find a small diary. The diary tells you the story about the person who lived in this house before. Use your imagination to complete the story.
|21 June, 1920
It happened again. I’ve tripped on the stairs and bruised my shin. It feels as if the house is changing with every new season or maybe I’m just growing old. My grandchildren came for a visit and John the youngest told me he’ll look at the floorboard in the stairs. It’ll be something easy to fix, I’m assuming.23 June, 1920
The TV keeps going on about the war. The village was also in the line of fire, luckily I managed to move out just before it happened. When I came back the house wasn’t that dirty, maybe someone had used it as a shelter. I don’t care about who stayed in the old house, when you’re in your 80s there is very little that you care about except for the annoying visitors who keep trying to enter my house on some pretext or the other. The same three people keep visiting. They look very fishy.24 June, 1920
My grandson came in to have a look and we decided that the next day we’d break the floorboard and fit in a new piece. The old house is getting really old.25 June, 1920
I can’t believe it. This is like a Christmas miracle in the middle of summer. After deciding to break the floorboards and put in new ones, my grandson, John gets his hammer and starts breaking them. The moment he took out one of the floorboards, we found a lot of money and jewelry. It was as if the stairs was hiding a secret and couldn’t keep in and had to tell someone and that someone was me. A few days later, I found out that the three visitors were the same people who took shelter in my house. After they told me their secret, I was reluctant but I gave them their treasure. They were embarrassed at my gesture and decided to take only a portion of the treasure. If you’re reading this diary then go check the last floorboard on the stairs.
2. You saved your pocket money to buy one of your favourite books. You decided to read it on Sundays. But one day on your way back from school you lost the book in your school bus and couldn’t find it. You pasted a notice on the notice board and finally, someone returned it to you. Write a story in 150-200 words about the whole experience.
A Lucky Find
The money I had received on my 14th birthday, sufficed to buy the complete Harry Potter series.
I started reading volume I. I carried the book to school and showed it around on the school bus.
When we reached school and began asking for the book, no one owned up to having it.
I decided to put up a notice on the notice board and offered the finder a handsome treat of double ice cream and cold drinks alongside.
On the second day, a junior from the NCC squad walked up with the book. He had found it thrown in the bushes behind the school garden. I thanked the boy very much and kept my promise. My week’s pocket money was gone in treating him. I felt a sense of relief as I put the book safely back in my school bag.
For the first time, I realized what it feels to lose something that is dear to oneself.
Diagnostic test 6
Write a short story of about 150—200 words on the theme, ‘In the Jungle’. Make sure you use at least five words from the box given below.
|Scared, Birds, Bear, Bb, Gun, Catapult, River, Trees, Evening, Light, Sleepingm Cave Fly|
No one would have said that is was merely (a) ………………………………………… The sky was overcast with clouds as Meighan and John made their way back to their camp (b) ………………………………………… Suddenly, John heard a faint growl following by rustling of leaves. He motioned Meigha to stop and listen, (c) ………………………………………… There was another growl. John scanned the area (d) ………………………………………… (e) ……………………………………….. . that was slowly strolling towards the two children. Meighan aimed her catapult towards it. It walked closer to them It seemed merely curious.
As they looked at each other, it decided to sit down and make itself comfortable. He did not seem to have any intention of leaving. On Meigha’s gesture, the two slowly started walking backward, (g) …………………………………………
“In the Jungle”
Jitu was one of the best sharpshooter in the village. He always hung his trusty catapult on the side of his shoulder and carried it everywhere. All the boys used to praise Jitu when he used to shoot birds and squirrels. One day, Jitu and his gang decided to go hunt in the jungle. Excited, Jitu rushed off with his catapult and a few pellets. One of his friends spotted a flock of birds fly past them. He whispered, ‘quick, quick’.
Jitu positioned himself, aimed and fired a pellet at one of the birds. The pellet flew up only to miss by a hair’s breadth. All of a sudden, they heard a loud growl coming from one of the bushes. The growl was from a huge brown bear coming at them. The pellet must’ve missed and landed on the sleeping bear.
The boys screamed in fear and ran for their lives. They dashed headlong through bramble, bush and tree. Finally, Jitu and his gang managed to outrun the bear. They vowed never to go recklessly into the jungle or shoot at any bird or bear.
Story Writing Practice Stories for Class 9 CBSE
1. Captain Risha Meher, the captain of a merchant ship S.S. Ashwamedha, found the ship caught in a storm off the coast of Nicobar Islands. She ordered her team to take the lifeboats and abandon the ship. Captain Risha Meher was the last to leave the ship, along with her first mate, Jatin Handa. The two were carried to an island. The next morning, strange sounds woke up Captain Risha Meher. She found Jatin was not there with her. Stealthily moving forward, she peeped to see what the shouts were about. She found a tied and bound Jatin surrounded by some stranger. As Captain Risha Meher, write the story of your adventure in 150-200 words.
2. An eminent bacteriologist, Dr Hargobind Narula, went to the tropical rainforests of South America to study some new strains of disease-causing bacteria. There, while carrying out his explorations, he came across a remote, uninhabited area and set up his camp there. A few months later he wrote to his friend.
Given below is an excerpt from his letter:
|“You are aware that the country around some parts of the Amazon is still only partially explored. I had occasion to spend a night at a small Indian village at a point where a certain tributary—the name and position of which I withhold—opens into the main river. There perched on a tree I saw a dimorphodon or pterodactyl, a flying reptile of the Jurassic period.”|
As Dr Hargobind Narula, write a story about your adventure with the dinosaurs. Do not exceed 150 words.
3. This is the year 3500. While cleaning up the garage in your house, you come across your great-great-grandfather’s diaries about his days in school.
Using the hints given, write a story about the changes that have taken place between 20XX (the current year) and 3500 (150 words).
|dress-T-shirts, jeans, shoes||air-conditioned bodysuits|
|school-community schools||individual schools/specially programmed robots as teachers|
|Transport-bikes, cars||jet engines fitted as backpacks|
|Books-paper||moving screen with pictures|
4. Choose one of the well-known characters/people given below in the box and write a short story on a day in their life. Remember to use your imagination to make them come to life even if you don’t know the characters. Write the story in about 150-200 words.
|Wonder, Woman, Helen, Keller, Tintin, Birbal, Charlie, Chaplin, Serena, Williams, Tansen, Hermione, Granger|
5. Imagine that these two aliens, who look like giant ants, came to your school one day. Write a story in about 150-200 words about the incident.
6. Use the given words as hints and write a story in about 150-200 words. Also give a suitable title.
|Break In, Robbery, House, Broken, Glass, Streetlight, People, Police, Dash, Escaped, Money|
7. Your school is celebrating Road Safety Week. You are participating in a short story competition to make people aware of the importance of road safety.
Write a moving short story titled “The Rules of the Road” in about 150-200 words.