The topics for our 8 June class were:
It’s not unusual to find odd bits of paper tucked into library books for a bookmark, but this time it was a letter.
Henry looked guilty.
Yesterday I would never have guessed that this could be true
The stories were varied, with all topics used by at least one member of the class. Some stories include more than one of the topics. It seemed the most popular was around finding a letter. One of these took a different slant – use of the letters of the alphabet. This could form the start of a very interesting spy story!
Some members continue to also write entries for the Australian Writers’ Centre Furious Fiction over the first weekend of the month. This month one of the criteria was to use the phrase “missed the boat”. While the missing of an event or passage was a common theme, one story included a story of retired seafarers missing their lives at sea – missing sailing on the boat/s.
Our next class is scheduled for 13 July with a choice between the following topics:
Can you ever forgive me? (an idea from a class member)
She gazed at the box, fascinated and horrified.
He did indeed look very far from gloomy
We will continue to share our stories and feedback via email. If anyone else would like to write on any of these topics, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward to the class, and also share the stories from the class with you