It’s Wednesday night and I return to college tomorrow evening after a prolonged absence preceding half-term. So, that also means it’s homework night, being the defiant procrastinator that I am! 😛
Our initial task was to write a fictional scene of dialogue involving some form of conflict between two characters (much like a scene from Old Country for Old Men). I’ve run a couple of ideas through my head many times but have failed to get anything down on paper or, even, on the other side of the computer screen. I can’t visualise it and, despite all the spare time I’ve had to write something, it’s stressing me out too much (any stress is too much, in my opinion).
Instead, I’ve decided to attempt the ‘optional’ secondary homework and I’ll have this ready to share with the class tomorrow in less than twenty-four hours’ time…
We were asked to write a one-line description for people we would pass in a single day.
That’s it! Free to be read under your own interpretation. It sounds quite exciting but, in practice, it’s also rather challenging. I’ve compiled my own list below but I’m concerned but how ‘judgemental‘ it is in places. I assume we’re looking for more than the usual ‘tall, blue eyes, brown hair‘… At the same time, it’s a little difficult to write freely without the fear of how others might think or interpret what I’ve written.
You catch the scent him long before you see him.
It’s clear his day has only just begun.
A different day, a different polo shirt.
Young at heart with limbs beaten and bruised by age.
Follow the trail and you will find the biscuits!
Didn’t he used to be my dentist?
I hope he’s not the boss…
His haircut’s reminiscent of my old school headmaster.
In 2004, he helped Will Smith to save the world.
Slow and steady wins his face.
Many years hidden behind a beard.
These are mostly people that I work with and, I’m quite pleased with the fact that it almost reads like a poem. I’ve no idea if I’ve hit the mark here or what; I think the emphasis is again on ‘the exercise’, leaning towards the progression of character development. A few laughs first thing tomorrow evening and I’ll feel less anxious than I do right now. 🙂