Saturday, 15 May 2010

Creative Writing - Unit One - Getting in the Habit



1.1 Moving Day

Excitement
overwhelmed
Boxes
Packing
kettle out last
spilt milk
men
heavy
waiting
frantic
dusty
empty
hollow
indentations of furniture
echo's of our lives
history
goodbyes
house
hope
future
new
potential
jangle of new keys
new locks to turn
new keys to learn
belongings in boxes
carried in by men like ants
a new start
a new dawn
chaos
organisation 
expectation
tea makes the world turn
Phone lines
meter readings
redirection
misdirection
new directions
new neighbours
no curtains
bare bulbs
every house sounds different
first night nerves
mattress on floor
loo roll on the door
living out of boxes
where is it
where is he
He 's in a box
recycling
finding its place
when is bin day
home

1.3 Describe an Object - My bed

Comfy
square
fresh sheets
crisp linen
crumpled
inviting
an place of renewal
the elephant in the room
Insomnia
enveloping
squishy
crowded
lonely
green
mine
ours
everyone's
roll over
A divan
loved
my boat
many things to many people
a safe place
divine
cool sheets
hotwater bottles
blankey
quilt
Making love
made with love
marital bed
shoes
huge, but not big enough
too big


1.4 Write a Paragraph about 1.1

Which key opens the door to our new life, our new house.  I look at the bunch of keys the developer gave me and try to remember which is the front door, trying each one in turn.  Sods law, it was always going to be the last one I tried.  Empty, still, quiet, not for long our new house soon to be filled with the chaos of removal men, hundreds of boxes and the feet of a toddler and the screams of a hungry baby.  I look around at the cream walls and the wooden floor trying to capture the newness, the emptiness for one last time, trying to picture this house becoming our home.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent creative responses to these exercises!

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