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..
512. Identify a personal experience from your past. Then change the setting and write a story in which the narrator encounters that experience.
The beach is such a good place, the baking hot sun glistening down on the hot Caribbean sea and burning the bright yellow sand. The sun is reflecting brightly on the sea and it is begging me to go into the water. It is a wonderful place to relax and I really want to go and cool off in the sea and…..I wake up, and there is everyone looking at me – apparently a coconut fell on my head and knocked me out. I didn’t even realise I had blacked out.
513. Imagine you were unable to speak for a year. What would you do to communicate and what impact would it have on your relationships? What would you be saving up to say at the end of the year?
The first thing I would do is have a crash course in sign language so that I can communicate with people and make sure that people I know understand the basics. I will also make sure that I download an app on my phone so that I can hand write responses if I need to in a rush to explain what I need to say.
I feel it would be difficult to last for a year and I can imagine it would really upset me. I think a year without talking will make me unhappy but at least I can type so I can still communicate through that.
It will probably effect relationships as it is hard to live a proper life without talking.