Today's vocabulary word was insidious and the journal entry was Imagine that you are going away for a very long time – perhaps the rest of your life – to a place with no (or unknown) civilization. You can only take with you the items that you can fit in a regular-sized backpack. (Assume food, shelter, and BASIC hygiene/survival needs are being taken care of by someone else.) What do you take with you, and why? Think of sentimental/personal objects.

Today we read "Ass-Hat Magic Spider" by Scott Westerfeld, which you can read by downloading the PDF below. (If your computer doesn't have a program to open PDFs, you can download a safe and free program here.)
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Following this, you are assigned to write a short sci fi story in which your character (which can be based on yourself) is in a similar situation as the one the protagonist faces in "Ass-Hat Magic Spider." The length, point-of-view, style, etc., is up to you, and you can add/invent any details that you would like to explain the situation. The focus of your story should be a character's decision as to what s/he should take with him/her on a voyage to a strange new world from which s/he will likely never return. Please have a draft of this ready on Monday.

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