Frank wants to enter a short story contest at the library. He has a great idea, but he isnt sure how to start. Luckily, Franks friend Fiona is there to help out. Stories have characters, dialogue, and plot. Franks fictional character Alex wants a dog, and in taking care of his class hamster he shows that he can handle responsibility. Will Frank win the contest? Concepts include: story maps, transitions, and dialogue. Aligns to Common Core English Language Arts requirements for Writing. Writing Activities in the back help the reader write their own fictional stories.