Have you ever read any books about Amelia Bedelia, the young housemaid who takes everything literally?

When Amelia Bedelia is instructed to pitch a tent, she throws the tent into the woods! When she bakes a sponge cake, she uses real sponges, according to publisher HarperCollins Children’s.

Middle School Writing Prompt -- Amelia Bedelia is fun to read about because she takes things literally--and then gets them wrong. Create your own wacky character who gets into trouble with opposites.Now it’s your turn: Instead of someone who gets into trouble by taking things literally, create someone who gets into trouble by doing things exactly opposite of what he or she has been told. For example, instead of turning left, your character will turn right. If you wanted this character to give you a drink of water, what would you have to write to make it happen?

Write a short story with your character who does everything by opposites. Or choose another wacky trait to give your character.

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