This writing prompt takes students to an extra-terrestrial world where darkness literally prevails, and their own art at negotiation is key if they wish to save their beloved home planet from war. In addition to practicing their critical thinking and writing skills, students are forced to try their brains and writing utensils at the valuable art of sensory expression. This is a great activity to get even those characteristically unwilling students' creative juices flowing. The packet includes a modification to help creatively struggling students get started as well as a list of additional ideas for activity extension and/or alteration. This would make a terrific practice for the written portion of your state testing!