“I was walking on the street and saw an accident. A car hit a child and the child’s head was bleeding. All the people around were excited and watching. Someone called the police and another the emergency service. I was staring at what was happening that suddenly something came to my mind, yes, I had to write something for my tomorrow’s composition class…”

Yeah, what you read was just the opening statements that every kid at my elementary school used to write in their compositions. I remember this one time that my teacher said: “From now on, using this introduction is forbidden and you’ll get -C!” All the kids panicked and swore an oath not do so anymore!

The other day was the day before next week’s composition class (I’m not good at describing the setting). We had to write something about “Sacrifice”. I had terribly nothing in mind to write since I couldn’t start with that lovely old cliche introductory statement. Never had I thought about something new until then. If it were now, I’d retell the plot of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice, but that time I hadn’t seen anything except on TV. I racked my brain so much until I came up with this idea for introduction:

“Yesterday I thought a lot about today’s composition. I didn’t know what to write. My teacher has told me not to use the old fashioned introduction. I was thinking and thinking and thinking until this great idea came to my mind. Yes, you see? I’ve already written an introduction unintentionally! An introduction about not knowing what to write for the introduction. So now, I’ve written my introduction and haven’t used that old introduction that my teacher avoided me. Now it’s time to continue my composition. Well, you know, I was walking on the street and saw an accident. A car hit a child and the child’s head was bleeding. All the people around were excited and watching. Someone called the police and another the emergency service. I was staring at what was happening that suddenly something came to my mind, yes, I had to write something for my tomorrow’s composition class…

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