Moment 57

Almost night. The light dims. The time when the big ones sleep. It is your time. Time to rise and stretch. Take a bite. A drink. To explore. A garden of possibilities.
Not star dark yet.
You sniff the air. Feel the night breeze on your face. Stroking you. A distant sound. Dog calling. Too distant for trouble. A jump. A gymnast on a bar. You dance along. Instinct.
Then sit.
This will be the last time. You feel it. In your paws. In your bones. The coming of the end. No more to watch the flight of falling stars. No more to search among the ground for the exciting. You think back to the loves. The wars. They are gone now. Only you remain.
Silver at your ears. Watching the days. But this the last. No more.
The end of nine.

This came about thinking of a twilight memory. It struck me it would be more interesting if it wasn’t a human but an animal thinking of their life. I chose second person as I wanted to put the reader into the body of the animal. To become the animal. To make them closer to the animal. To increase empathy. I think it works.

Write-30 No.40

Grayscale photography of sphinx cat

The Ugliest Pet In The World.

Imagine you were given an ugly pet. What would it look like? What would make it ugly? How sound would it make? How would it move? What would it eat? What would you do?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
I should have been suspicious when the genie laughed. All I had done was wish for a pet but that had made the genie laugh out loud, louder than he had done before. My mum had warned me about genies. They have a habit of playing tricks on people. Little did I know what was to follow.
There was a big flash of light and a puff of smoke and the genie was gone; off to enjoy his freedom. And I was left with a large box with holes in it. Air holes. And it seemed to be making a noise.

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW?  My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell  is a book all about a boy who goes to live on the island of Corfu and all the fascinating animals he comes across.

What is Write – 30?
Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.

The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.

Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:

  • Always sit/work in the same place
  • Always use the same writing tools
  • Always turn the TV off
  • No talking – it distracts thinking
  • Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
  • Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.

Write-30 No.25

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Forest Danger.

A group of animals living in a forest learn that humans are going to chop it down to make way for houses. Their home will be destroyed. What do they do?

STUCK?   Try this story starter:
Yellow Tooth stood before the assembled cirle of animals. His wise eyes sad.
“I have grave news for you all. Little Hop of the rabbit clan heard the hairless apes talking. They speak of great metal monsters coming to our forest to rip down the trees. Our homes will be lost. What shall we do?”

What happens next?

DID YOU KNOW? There is a famous story about a group of rabbit that have to leave their home because of danger from humans. It is called Watership Down by Richard Adams.

What is Write – 30?
Write – 30 is a daily activity where you write non-stop for twenty minutes then check and edit your work for 10 minutes. You will be asked to write about different subjects and in different forms.

The writing should be done on lined paper in pencil if possible. Edit and check the work in pen. If you don’t have paper and pencil, use what you can. Even a computer.

Finding it difficult? What you can do to help:

  • Always sit/work in the same place
  • Always use the same writing tools
  • Always turn the TV off
  • No talking – it distracts thinking
  • Always listen to the same piece of classical music when writing.
  • Always set yourself a goal: count the number of words. Try to beat that number the following day.