Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fiction Fundamentals - Writing Exercise #1

For week 3 our discussion  read:
After reading Chapter 8 in The Scene Book, pick one of the examples offered in Elaborating Sentences (page 121) and write a single paragraph using descriptive language, symbolism, and imagery to communicate the deeper meaning of the simple sentence.  
I chose the simple sentence:

The attack happened in the blink of an eye. 

And wrote this descriptive paragraph:

A glitch in the system and then damage reports came flooding in; right and left hands reporting minor damage, left knee was hit hard, right knee reporting only minor scrapes, right shin is reporting high levels of pain, no word from back or any join locations. Movement in all extremities. Attempting to stand in 3, 2, 1. Stand achieved. Lower back is reporting major pain with limited movement. Humility has been depleted. Embarrassment level on the rise. All systems are functional; continue walk into house.

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