The Whale Story

A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke?

1) Write a journalistic recount about the event, using the fisherman as the eye witness account.

2) Write the imagined dialogue between the whale and the fisherman.

3) Write a persuasive letter about the effect of fishing nets.

4) Write the build up of how the whale got stuck there to begin with.

5) Turn the story into a playscript.

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