The topics that were covered were “Monday was supposed to be the worst day of the week. Today had it beat by a mile” and “Rain turned the narrow path into a stream of mud and dead leaves”. The third topic available was not selected by anyone at the class – maybe we could use this one at another time.
The contributions ranged from science fiction to a tragic car accident as a result of drink driving to the impacts of drought.
A few of the stories had quite sad or tragic endings, but a couple were certainly sitting with an option for “to be continued”. One of these was based on a previous piece of writing. Another contribution was also based on previous writing, but the member plans to turn the original piece into a full book, with each topic forming a part of a chapter – a challenge as to how to weave a possibly unrelated topic into something that fits the story.
Our topics for April are:
- The day our great Uncle Tobias came to visit was like no other.
- The lights of a dozen ships twinkled on the horizon
- The old man leaned forward over the table.