1 short story competition, magazine readers will read it
2 past tenses will be used
3 I must begin the story with the words. ‘It seemed like an opportunity too good to miss.’
4 The story could be about a great opportunity that someone is offered, for example to take part in an exciting activity and something that happens while the person takes part.
5 I should write 120-180 words.
6 I can begin the story with the weather, who was involved, what they were going to do & when the story took place, feelings of those involved. I might end it with what happened in the end and how the characters felt.