Three years ago i bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy!
170. Write a short obituary of a stranger you’ve recently encountered. Then rewrite it from the point of view of the person’s estranged child.
The stranger who looked so happy with life but today the sad news came that the female passed away. She was sent to hospital after she collapsed on the platform. The doctors told us she had a rare disease that had now taken its toll on her she looked like a nice person and may she rest in peace.
I remember Sally when i was young she was an ok Mother but we had a huge fight and haven’t spoken for 20 odd years loads of people adored her, but I didn’t – we never got on so i never did It’s sad she has passed on but its nothing really to me – she was out of my life years ago.
171. Find a photograph. Write the story of what’s happening outside the frame.
It was about 9pm at night, we had taken the international students to the beach for a games night. It was nearing the end of the event and the students had a bit of free time so us activity leaders started to muck about in the sand and we started taking photos and this is how this photo happened. Walter gate crashed it last minute that is why i am laughing.
172. Remember something momentous that happened to you. Then write about what happened right before the incident.
I was so nervous, i always hated picking up results for anything but getting your results for your University degree was nerveracking. I can’t really remember where i picked them up from – i cant remember whether they were sent or whether we picked them up from University. I do remember feeling so nervous and worried i wouldn’t get my results. I got a 2:1.