Secluded Lot Graphic Novel

1)Exposition:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘”I’d like to inquire about a lot,” the old man said, the effort of decision evident in his voice. “At my age you never know…”’ (Page 115)

2)Rising Action:                                                                                                                                                 -“This section was just opened up last year,” (Page 115).

-“I’d prefer an older location”(Page 115)

-“I mean, where trees and shrubs have had a chance to grow.”(Page 115)

 3)Rising Action:                                                                                                                                             -“I’d like a good view,” the old man explained, “but more important, privacy.”(Page116).

-“That will run the price up,” Mr. Jerome warned. He was not sure how much price mattered.”(Page 116)

-“Haven’t you something out of the way, sort of hard to find? I don’t want any relatives interfering—nosing about, you know.”(Page 116)

 4)Rising Action:                                                                                                                                        -“Then in that case, we could give you a special price.” In Mr. Jerome’s language this meant the highest possible figure at which the customer would buy. Shrewdly he estimated the demand, the desire and upped the figure ten percent. “It’s higher than I thought,” the old man said sadly, “but, it’s just what I wanted.” (Page 117)

 5)Climax:                                                                                                                                                               -“After the Committal Service—when everything possible had been done for the Departed and the Bereaved had gone their sorrowful ways—something promoted Mr. Jerome to intrude on the old man’s privacy—perhaps a word or two of comfort, which he knew so well how to administer” (Page 119).

-“On the other side of the thicket he was surprised to find Mr. Blake stooping over a high, square, white box, intent on fixing something. A bee circled slowly overhead, then dove for its target.” (Page 119)

-“How dare you operate a beehive in this cemetery?” (Page 119)

6)Falling Action:                                                                                                                                                                        -“I’m not soliciting business. The bees are just going about their normal and natural pursuits. Besides, Rose Haven Nectar brings a special price.”(Page 120)

-“You sell the honey?” Jerome was shocked. “Maybe it was just beginners luck,” old man Blake replied modestly, “but those twenty-dollar Beginners Beekeeping Outfits certainly work wonders. Like the advertisement said, I had over forty-five kilograms of surplus honey the first year.” (Page 120)

7)Falling Action:                                                                                                                                               –“All his spare time would be devoted to a solution of Mr. Blake’s special problem. It must be illegal, he thought, with every intention of rushing back to the office to examine the small print” (Page 120)

8)Denouement:                                                                                                                                                  -“The old man straightened and looked at him proudly. ”Mr. Jerome, I have reached an important decision: I would like to buy another lot.” (Page 121)

 

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2 Comments
  1. I love the quotes you took from the story, and I also really like the comic you made as it has lots of detail in it! One thing I would do differently would be to include a small description of what ‘The Secluded Lot’ is, like a short plot summary or even just the theme statement to give readers like myself an introduction to the story.
    -Juliana

    • Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate it! This story was quiet funny. It’s about an old man who decided to buy a lot (in the graveyard) and requested very specific and odd things for his grave such as a good view and lots of trees around it. So the man who is selling the lot puts a high price on it. The old man buys it and later the seller discovers that the old man is now operating a beehive in the lot and is making money from the honey being sold. The old man then asks to buy another lot.

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