Our project was to come up with ideas for a story based on punctuation marks. We had to make four to five rough drafts. After a lot of research and understanding the purpose and use of different punctuation marks, I was able to come up with four rough drafts.
1. We, the punctuations are the reason behind why grammar society is so peaceful. Grammar society has three major punctuation houses that hold it together, the unstoppables (comma, semicolon, colon, dash and hyphen), stoppables (full stop) and enclosers(brackets, braces and parenthesis, apostrophe, quotation marks and ellipsis). These three houses are the soul reason why grammar society is respected among the mysterious people who use us, we call them monsters(aka humans). They are massive when compared to us, they use us, erase us, make us look ugly, change our identity and throw us in the trash. The punctuation squad makes sure that everyone in the grammar society are taken care of and reduces commotion .
2. A set of punctuations are assigned to each human by the grammar society. These set of punctuations have to fulfil their vow , they have to serve their human until death . One such set was assigned to this man Timothy , the punctuations served him well from letter writing, essays and even text messages. Timothy died of old age, 80 years of service, they served him for 80 years. After his death they were confused, they had never been free before. Follow the exciting story of the punctuation marks being confused and eventually how they start enjoying themselves and visit every corner of grammar world.
3. Opposites attract? Well you have to find out. The love story of full stop and comma is something very complicated. How a fullstop falls in love with another form, breaking all norms of the punctuation society. Fullstop’s combine to make colon, apostrophe’s combine to make quotation but they join to create something even more spectacular, a semi colon. How is this going to affect the semi colon, no one really likes him, no one knows his purpose, does he know his purpose? Follow them , be a part of their ups and downs. Will they succeed as lovers, as parents?!
4. The missing pilcrow is back now!!! She’s been gone for years now and one day she shows up. How is she still alive, is she immortal, how did she find her way back, where was she gone?! So many questions flood the minds of the grammar society. Detective fullstop takes up the case, will he find out the truth about pilcrow and her absence? Right now its all a blur but continue reading and watch the mystery unwind.
After getting feedback from my faculty, peers and personal choice I decided to take up the first draft and weave it into a final story. Research made me realise that most punctuation marks are used in the wrong situation.