Try the following as an example, “How I saved Christmas:”
We saw a mouse run across the floor. (There, that wasn’t too hard.) Mom and my sister screamed. (It shows emotion.) I knew just what to do and grabbed a shoe box. Turning it upside down I trapped the mouse under the box. (That shows the action or activity in the scene.) Sliding a second piece of cardboard under the box, I ran the mouse outside and let it go. (You just wrote your conclusion.)
A longer story can be a page long with a little more detail. With several pages and more actions from other characters, you suddenly have a chapter. By describing the entire day’s events you have the start to a book. It all began with a simple story about a mouse that you wanted to tell your grandchildren about for Christmas. This time, it’s on paper.
So don’t think you can’t write? Start simple, expand and practice. Your family and grandchildren will remember who you are a lot longer than all the pajama bottoms, toys and action figures. Pictures fade, but a Christmas story, no matter how short, will stay in their hearts forever. With every Christmas they will hold your story in their hearts and hear your voice over and over again. I as an author promise you this, you’ll never regret the time you spent on your Christmas story. “How I saved Christmas”.
Author Fred A. Brede