What does the morning sound like for a secret agent? The instructions for the “Sound Effects Story” assignment are to “Tell a story using nothing but sound effects. There can be no verbal communication, only sound effects. Use at least five different sounds that you find online. The story can be no longer than 90 seconds.”

I decided to create the story of my character’s morning. Mia doesn’t need an alarm clock, because her dog wakes her up almost every morning. In my story, Mia is woken up by her dog Gus barking. She yawns, and then grabs his leash and collar. They head out the door and into the sounds of the early morning for a walk.

This assignment was a fun one! It took me awhile to think of how I wanted the story to go, and then to find the sounds that I wanted on freesound.org. I uploaded each of the sounds to Audacity and then spent awhile trimming them to the length that I wanted. I lined them up so that the story flowed well and made sense. You can listen to the finished product below.