Our group decided that we would do a horror story in our first lesson because we thought that horror stories were interesting and would meet the criteria. We each did some research at home and brought it to class for the group to discuss. We did most of our research in class as a group because it meant we could discuss the ideas straight away and add new ideas to them. We began by researching stories on hitchhikers that had gone missing. We started to form an idea on a story about hitchhikers. Our idea was that some girls would be hitchhiking and be picked up. The girl who sat in the front seat would discuss hitchhiker stories with the driver as the stories were played out behind her. After realising that we should focus on the brief of myths and legends we decided to focus more on horror stories we had heard around the school yard and among our friends. Hope brought forward the idea of the black rose. After doing some research we found that the Black Rose was a story about a woman whose husband had died. She began placing roses on her children's bedside table as an act of love towards her husband. However, the florist was always one red rose short and had to give her a black rose instead. The child who got the black rose would always die. When the mother had only one child still alive she gave that child the black rose and hid in their room. She then witnessed arms coming out of the rose and strangling her child. She cut the arms off and returned to the florist the next day to find that the florist had no arms and was therefore the murderer. As a group we decided that this story would be the best to do as it had a lot of detail and could be used to convey the message that 'time is fragile'.
Websites I found:
"10 Creepy Stories Involving Hitchhiking - Listverse". Listverse. N.p., 2017. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
Richardson, Jancy. "5 Horrifying Hitchhiker Horror Stories That Make 'The Hitcher' Look Tame!". Moviepilot.com. N.p., 2017. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
"Urbanlegendsonline.Com - Myths, Rumors, Scary Stories And Hoax Emails From Real Life And The Internet.". UrbanLegendsOnline.com. N.p., 2017. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
I used this picture of a clock as a backdrop image for our performance to create an atmosphere and emphasise our moral that time is fragile. I also edited music to go with this picture finishing the performance with the fading of the clock and music in unison.